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calling all gardeners

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 18:08
CJB wrote (see)

Hi i am doing a project for tech and i wanted to know how you garden when you have

- limited space

pots at different heights and use the fences and walls to climb plants up or make a wall garden.

- window boxes

plants that do not need much watering and are wind/sun tolerate..

- small garden

borders and paths of different materials with small lawn/patioe area.. create curved borders  and height to make it look bigger...

- small greenhouse

keep what i am growing to what i really want.. and spread things over the growing periond by gorwing plants that seed at different times.

what would make it easier?

being able to afford a gardener...

and what things do you use the most?

hand hoe, trowel, fork, kneeling pad, composter, hoe, secarteurs and  cutters/shears, lawn edger, lawnmower, and lets not forget gloves.

other problems?

foxes, badgers diggin up the lawn, sandy soil very free draining needs constant mulching for nutrients, strong sea salty winds off the cliff batters plants and resticts what will grow here.. neighbours not keeping their weeds under control.

thank you

 

 

seed share

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 17:53

hi everyone.. due to unforseen circumstances in my dads health i am having to go and help my mum look after him.. so i will have to withdraw from the seed share for the time being..

cotty, gardengirl, lizzy and diddy your seeds are being sent tomoz or day after.. i have not managd to harvest crimson and dark pink scabious at present.. but i will send  p/pink, white. off white pink, lilac along with other seeds asked for.. and i will get the others to you if i get to harvest any.. i am sending what i have managed to get so far..

so sorry for this... but i just cant mange to be here doing that and over there helping my mum.

barking dogs

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:27

the sonic sounder is ok.. i think it might deter foxes but it is designed for dog hearing.. and many show owners use them i believe to train their dogs.. but not sure only waht it said on the add.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:22

i know chicky.. was rather something.. i stayed behind the bushes so as not to frighten it off or it leaves the bird and i dont like clearing it up..

Get it off your chest

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:19

i have my settings set to last page.. but it makes no difference.. so frustrating.. as i cant remember which was the last pages i commented on.. so have to plough threw them to check nay responses needing replys..

oh well

 

Moans about GW

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 11:10

i love them both.. GW and Beechgrove.. and i am fed up with teh lack of GW this year as cancelled for sports and tennis and so on. why cant it be shown later time or another day.. and it really shoul dbe on for an hour at least.. over the whole week it totals 1 hour with the both.. so strange for a gardening loving nation..

and before we know it it will be finishing for the winter..

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 15:32

i took some of bees today as one bubble bee as gigantic.. it was about 2 ins long.. but the pictures are not too good sorry as very windy and all kept moving about

 

                                   


 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

 then one of these swooped in....


 

 

 and this is all that was left of a pegion....


 

 

 

 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 15:21

                           


 and these trailing geraniums are doing very well still... i take cutting from them each year to make sure i dont lose them.. they mix togther so well..

                           


                           


  

seed share

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 15:01

@lizzy B woudl love some cosmos also.. my list is some pages back.. and i have added soem threw the pages.. must do a new one i think

and sorry to everyone waitin for their seeds.. was going to collect some scabious this  weekend.. but the rain hindered and i got given tickets to the Bestival so spent weekend there instead..

some amazing music.. but Elton John was the best.. fatboy slim and snoop doggy dog were great also.. and there was lots of local bands playing.. superb weekend.. even with the rain.. my poncho and wellies worked fine.. didnt dampen anyones spirit.. cant belive it is 10 years since i went to the first one..

Get it off your chest

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 17:58

i tell you what is buggin me at mo.. the damn go to last read on this forum.. fed up with having to click to the last page listed then click to the next one and so on why cant it take me straight to it.. i do not have time to click and click and click

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