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How do you get into your borders?

Posted: 06/05/2016 at 08:17

use a thick cane for support and to steady the body and look for a vacant space where your feet will go, otherwise you will either thread on everything or fall among the plants and destroy everything


Lilly of the Valley

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 19:16

they are pretty invasive though. that's if they like your soil

Weed or plant please?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 20:24

its not a weed, its achilea i think 


Identity wanted

Posted: 04/07/2015 at 13:18

second one is a geranium


out of control kids and their parents

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 00:38

thanks very much for all your replies, i appreciate them very much.i spoke to one of the parents once, and she said she wants to keep an eye on the kids while they play football outside and that the kids get picked on at the park. i have even got the council marshalls involved with no success. they kept going thru my shrubs to get their ball and totally destroyed my hedge of mixed shrub, so i  replaced them with pyracantha and leylandi which has stopped them going thru the shrubs, but they just run unto the front garden to retrieve their ball and trample on everything, when i shout for them to get off, they just laugh. i am boarded by a block of council flats.i dont bother much with the front garden now, and i will never let them into my back garden to see the damage they cause, because they have to go thru my front room.

out of control kids and their parents

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 20:06

why do some parents think its okay for their kids to play their football and break people's plants. the annoying thing is, their parents stand by and watch as their kids do damage to peoples properties. these people dont appreciate the cost of the plants and the effort that goes into nurturing plants into maturity. the other day a ball was played into the garden over the fence and knocked off the heads of my pot grown lilies. i was so pissed off 

Please help me identify this plant

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:18

I think its helibore foetidus


Please help me identify this plant

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:14

I think its astrantia, looking from the foliage 


Dicentra spectabilis - is yours up yet?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:14

they are up and running already. most of the perennials are popping their heads now. tulips are in bud ready to show off their beautiful petals. 


Planting early

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 16:18

 you are not alone. i think we all get withdrawal symptoms during the winter months  

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