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Latest posts by franco6832

Hang out the washing

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 08:48

I think the best option is a rotary dryer tucked away on the patio, as its over-sized anyway so wont do any damage to any treasured plants or flowers. we have a rotary dryer in our small london garden close to a clematis montana and a rose, and occasionally it gets tangled in the clematis or the rose loses a few flower buds especially if the wife is doing the drying, as she has no clue about gardening and plants. Saying that, what is the fun of gardening without casualties and own goals. it hurts a few minutes when it happens but hey life goes on, and sometimes for the good of the plant. wink

Fuchsias! to prune or not to prune?

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 22:18

I am conducting an experiment myself. half and half. the unpruned ones are already  putting up buds but the pruned ones have not started any top growth at all.


The glory of Daffodils

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 01:32


flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:40

at this time of year all the plants are so pumped with hormones anything u put in a bit of soil will grow.


Found a couple of new things in the garden.

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 17:27

i think the shrub might be a weigela


Who ate the lupins???

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:13

dormer mice more like.


Allium Purple sensation

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:08

they are tugs if they like your soil. they spring up all over the place.



First Spring Flowers

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 10:28

crocus,primulas,snowdrops,iris reticulata,hellebores,anemone and daffs


Cats in Gardens

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 20:22

i have a catapult which i use. when i see them, i send a pebble towards their direction and they scamper off. when they see me walking on the streetor hear the sound of the key turning in the back door they scamper off. i still go round every sunday to scoop a few parcels they leave during the night. its very bad around this time of year, when the garden is virtually bare.



Posted: 08/09/2013 at 17:46

some of these modern day cats have become lazy. they care so much about their appearance they dont like to keep their paws dirty, so they just do their business on the grass. u only find out when u step into something soft or a bad whiff follows u around the garden. it makes me so angry . i have tried so many products but when it rains,  u start all over again. the worst time is the winter thru to spring when the ground is bare.

Discussions started by franco6832

out of control kids and their parents

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what is this giant in my garden

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Last Post: 07/05/2014 at 17:48

What is this tree?

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Last Post: 22/06/2013 at 23:23

allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 22:26

gardener's world offers?

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Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 20:11

when is the best to mulch/improve the soil

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