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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 04/08/2014 at 20:20

A Great grandfather I never met was in the Middlesex Regiment and did make it home. His two sons my great uncles both served in WW2, one was a Desert Rat and one in what became known as the SAS. Both made it home.

Good thread.

Gooseberry Bushes

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 23:12

I've got two red gooseberry bushes. I had sawfly on one the first year but nothing this year, loads of gooseberries. Definitely plant on the ground, and trim in autumn/winter to a goblet shape (which I will be doing) so the fruits are easier to get to.


Now there's irony

Posted: 02/08/2014 at 23:09

Get the frog patrol in. They get the job done....unless its the fox posse.


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:57

Thanks for seeds Lyn, am hoping to have some up for swapping/sending soon.

Belfast Sink Ideas

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 22:50

Could do quick growing salads.

Garden and Gardeners World back issues

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:38

Used to pas them on to the late mother in law, who passed them on to the late grandparents in law. Now I pass them on to my sisters father in law.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:45

I wish I had my dads motorbike. Unfortunately he had crashed it racing a Jaguar down the M1. But I'm hoping to get his old bicycle off my mum when she sorts out the shed as my dad used to sit me on it when I was little and ride it to the back garden. I'm wondering what other gems are hidden in there.

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:22

Grown Sungold for the first time, not bad. Have grown Garden Pearl for a few years in hanging baskets and they have a good flavour, as does Red Alert and Maskotka.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:19

I used to have the little bottles of milk when I was in school in the 70s, but they had silver tops not cardboard. My mum did have a cast iron tub she used to boil whites in on the cooker top, and she had a twin tub. I remember my dad having to fix it alot when I was in single digits.

ideas please to screen neighbours BIG shed!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:11

That's not a shed, its a log cabin. My neighbours have one at the bottom of their garden, about four feet from the boundary. We can't see it at all as both of us have plants screening it.

I would get an arbour, one with a latticed back to block out those windows and then you can grow all sorts of climbers over it, clematis, roses, jasmine, honeysuckle.

I wonder what's going to make their home under your neighbours one.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Green tomatoes

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Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 11:05

Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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