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Posted: 29/12/2013 at 20:05

Had to fill the waterbutt up with saved waterbutt water from at home in plastic bottles a bit about 50ltr and tighten up the wire around it just in case they try to steal the waterbutt as well weigh it down a bit


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 19:28

It has CCTV but not sure it is facing the waterbutt more on the shelters and it was some when in the week as not been there since last Sunday not sure they would watch through that much CCTV to find it, if it does get picked up.

Will email main volunteer man to let him know and see if they can check with the CCTV anyway 


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 18:40

Evening forkers

That sounds great Verdun nice plant to get

Frosty ground here today also ice in trays of water, was so sunny out I have been cutting the rose down a bit as getting a bit tall and the wind keeps blowing it to the back door window.

Watching the birds outside today flying around

Had a trip up the road to the train station today and bad news some one has stolen our waterbutt stand and emptied out the water from the waterbutt - that is so disappointing  


Posted: 28/12/2013 at 21:38

Evening all

Harvested some potatoes from garden today to have with dinner in potato bags

Just been having a nice xmas dinner at home with wiltshire farm food very tasty and home grown potatoes nice, set up table and centre piece made with twigs from the garden and decorations of little angels 

Busy-Lizzie think they are my bulbs, thanks they are coming up fast hope if the weather gets cold they will be ok

How to tackle completely overgrown garden?

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 20:43


I would tackle it bit by bit, if you find anything useful in the garden try to reuse it.

How about a wild flower area with bug houses using piles of wood

you can hire a petrol rotavator to help with the digging - make sure you cover the area after if you are not going to do anything for a bit with weed matting

Do a PH test on the soil, see what soil structer you have by getting a ball of soil in you hands see if it is clay - holds together really well or sandy falls apart well 

Have you took any photos like to see them?


Posted: 27/12/2013 at 19:39

Hello all

Here is pic I said I would put on white xmas just with the hail stones

I still feel bit rough can't swallow well sore and headake pain, the wind was well up last night must of been a bit more storm, had a look around garden think most things ok even though window poped out of garrage but still in one piece and plants got more squashed from bamboo fence

Here is a pic of how much the bulbs have grown since the last pic

Sure they have grown a bit

Great British Garden Revival

Posted: 27/12/2013 at 19:02

Maybe they will come back when the series starts again and show them all on iplayer


Posted: 25/12/2013 at 20:35

Stacey those books sound fab


Posted: 25/12/2013 at 20:31

Hello all you forkers, 4thPanda and Star gaze lily me feel like that made some great friends on here.

Bit of a hectic and stressful day, would be so bliss and peaceful - just to have a bit of time to myself, not feeling that great bit rough

Weather came though and we had a white xmas just for a small bit as it hailed down some ice, pic for another day

Are we going to have a pyjama party some when?  that would be a day of rest lounging around

Just eating some of the jam tarts I made yesterday


Posted: 24/12/2013 at 17:17

Here in Southampton fence panel broken fake fence bamboo look fence but everything else seems OK.  Bins emptied themselves out in the driveway so cleared this morning and lots of bits everywhere.

My delivery arrived Wiltshire farm foods some yummy food for the weekend

Dove when I looked around the garden you flew off and made me jump, so nice to see you again. Fairy really like cake pretty. Thanks for the comments all have a nice xmas all

Been making some jam tarts today pic below but jam kept escaping so look a little messy but tasty yummy and trying to rest watching TV, my feet hurt

This is the book I got the other day from the GC Wyevale only £7 pound then in the sale - really like it interesting reading so far

Discussions started by Gardengirl..

Love your garden back on TV tonight 8pm

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Alan Titchmarsh designs a Chelsea garden

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Big garden bird watch

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Anyone know what this is?

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No GW tonight so watch this

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Have not seen him for a bit 
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can't get to last page help

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plants for part shade/ full shade

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Plant cuttings?

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problem with forum

seed swap forum can't read new posts 
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Making wildflower turf

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Can anyone tell me what this is

Cuttings of something 
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can you save seeds from cut flowers?

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favourite plant

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