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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 10:08

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 10:07

my garden at the moment. thou need some rain desperately as cant keep hosing it :( 

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 10:05
DyersEnd says:

Not a gardening picture as such (although my garden is in the foreground) but the light this morning was awesome for a couple of minutes before the sleet started.


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 its beautiful :)

Last edited: 15 July 2016 10:05:50

How to solve your snail problems

Posted: 15/07/2016 at 09:57

Hello all,

I have been reading and hearing on best ways to get rid of snails.. now I personally dotn like to get rid.. as they feed the blackbirds and thrushes that have now taken residence in my garden.. so what I do and find is hte best way for all.. is..

take large flower water tray.... then find a smaller one by at least half or more in size and a rock. place this smaller one inside the larger one. and put rock in to keep it in place.

place salt in the gully between the two trays. fill it up with a enough to fill it half way at in shaded area.

then go snail hunting.  then put all u find in the smaller tray.. and leave for the birds to eat. the snails wont go over the salt.. and even if it rains it stays salty and they wont go thru it.  the blackbirds and thrushes come and use the stone to break the shells and eat them. and all are happy.i find the birds also root through my plants looking for more. when tray is empty and they keep them at bay. 

with slugs u can do the same thou i leave them in a seperate one.. but the black ones i put back as i believe they are not plant eaters..  if u have frogs or hedghogs they will come get them.

CAn anyone name this plant for me please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:51

ooow thank u i can look up now.. it is beautiful flower.. any idesa on its fave place to be ..

Monty Don.

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:46

@Mike.. having met Monty this year when he did  talk at Ventnor  Arts week..I can assure u he has been thru the wars.. to see his garden and house as a overgrown fields and the house a ruin.. he has worked hard to get to where it is.. and with only himself  and his wife and sons who help do the garden.. and with hard work and slaving to make money to pay for it.. as he said he was lucky got a break on This Morning show.. and then moved on.. but for  many now.. they dont have that change to shine for all to see.

He skill as a speaker and writer are amazing.. due to the love of what he is talking about.. gardening and growing.. he loves the soil...he had the audience spell bound for near on 2 hrs.. then had pleasure to meet and chat afterwards.. and a humble man he is indeed. no airs or graces or claims to be expert.. just a simple man who loves gardening .. and which has helped him over come his stroke... his boys built his reading shed.. as that was as far as he could walk from the house out afterwards.. and so it began..

As for the show.. indeed he has not much say at all.. he told us.. he had to alter all his paths and many others things to be able to film.. much of which he really didnt want to do.. he  has to be and stand where they want him and when they want him and to show what they want.. he does not have much control at all.. as per the gardens of the world.. the researchers chose them.. he just had to present them.. and some of the missed ones he would have liked to gone to..

And for Nigel.. he says he gets all the fame and fan mail.. and love hehe.. has gone to his head Monty said..

To meet the man.. is to understand the man.. he is a wonderful down to earth gardener who loves it with all his heart and soul.. never happier than many of us.. than in the garden from dawn to dusk.. if allowed.


CAn anyone name this plant for me please

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 08:34

Hi eveyone.. i got this plant from seeds i was given... it is now 2 years old and first flower.. thou only 10ins tall.. and i recall being told grew taller.. but maybe when older..i have lost the label to it and i cant find the name in my book either.. wondered if u could all help me please..


Why so few insects this year?

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 12:22

Mine is also buzzing and lots inects.. i have ladybirds galoare at me black and green fly i leave for them to sort out.. and bees everywhere.. more hover flies this year to..

I think my planting for bees and butter flies etc. is now reaping reward for me this year.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 12:44

@ Bekkie Hughes.. i cant seem to pm u at mo hun . it wont let me will try again later x


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 12:55

Bekkie i would love some yes sounds like agastache to me hers piccie

 dont mind pink or purples or red..

i would love soem chive seeds please



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