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Posted: 21/08/2012 at 15:31

lovely pics gary.. i saw a couple of red admirals today on teh cycle path.. beautiful.. my buddlehias have been brimming with brown butterflies with  yellow dots.. they all seem to be coming out in this warm weather..

were supposed to get rain today but none as of yet.. maybe at weekend.. need to plant some autumn plants and the ground is so hard.

What a great series!

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 19:49

love nigel too.. he is a rogue.. thou was kinda hoping monty would fall in the pond.. and nigel jump in after him

can anyone tell me what the tall white flowered plant was either side of monty when he walked in through the arch way near beginning of programme please.


Posted: 20/08/2012 at 19:46

@robot.. thats is the most beautiful picture i have seen on here... amazing.. you are awarded the gold medal for that one.. it is briliant.

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 19:43

@mattbeer87.. good grief..  they do themselves in the most awkward places dont they maybe be better off with an axe if you can get your hands on one.. easier to use when trying to chop in a confined area.. .. concrete is a pain.. all way down our one side we have large lumps of it from neighbours fences.. when they replace they just put post on the inside of one and never dig them out.. we have lost 2 ft all down oneside when we put our patio wall up to avoid the damn things.. do annoying.. we did break sum up with a sledge hammer but damned hard going.

just keep at it.. you will get the blighter out soon..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 09:35

very hot here already.. 21 in shady patio area.. just off myself to do some pottin up and deadheading and watering.. as yesterday was not as hot at this time..and htat was bad enough for me..

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 09:31

@mattbeer87. do you lift those each year.. as i planted some my mum gave me.. in pot first year.. then planted out in garden and nothing since..

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 09:27

we had htis with a tree we wanted out.. we gut it down as far as we could.. then stuck copper nails in it.. left it for a year.. and it was dead enough that we dug around the roots and then sawed off the tap root and main big roots.. left them to die on their own and not cause subsidence

but i undersntand you dont have this much time to wait.. so you will have to dig it out.. dig around and down as much of the roots as you can.. then cut off main roots at a level out the way.. then just get the axe to it.. as their roots go long way.. leave main roots to die on their own and the space will fill up wihtout leaving gapping tunels and holes under your ground.

Spring Bulbs

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 09:14

my cosmos are doing well.. keep dead heading and more come..




 maybe cuting off the buds may give them new lease and then flower again.. i know the sun is here now and a bit of summer is on its way.. it is 21c on our shady patio at this time of the morning..yesterday even hotter.. might be worth a go.

@hollie-hock.. my scabious not done too well this year.. as weather hot then wet they have suffered mildew so been cutting them back.. i got 3 on mine at the moment but my giant ones.. dont seem to suffer mildew and they are doing very well.. grew from seed and well impressed with them i am.. gorgeous colours.


laurel hedging

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 08:55

i planted some laurel hedging myself in may.. and it too has lost leaves going yellow and brown.. and not a healthy looking colour.. and i gve them a cut back.. and htey have started sprouting new leaves.. so hang in there.. they might well survive..

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 08:47

i did use j arthurs but foundi got loads of weeds and things growing it in.. i now use westlands and it is fine.. i store mine in a black dustbin and when i open it i can spell the sterilization of it.. no weeds etc in this one.. i have not found it dries out quick thou i water every evening and morning.. so maybe that why.

for my toms etc in greenhouse they are sat in seed tray with no  holes and kept topped up so they never run out.. i also like annie5 put all used compost on the garden or in the compostor..

@slaphead08.. wish our Asda was alrady built.. i love the place and would greatly appreciate taht offer.. as i have westlands best for value and planting this year.. thou i do go and buy some from our local tip..they recycle our waste and then sell it.. bit dearer but very good.. used it for the veg plot and added to pots of perennial plants this year.. i also give them a seaweed feed through the summer as they need a little extra..

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