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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

It's my birthday

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 21:23

Hope you've had a great day.

wildlife friendly hedge

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:21

My hedge is hawthorn on the right, Part conifer on the left and beech/hornbeam at the bottom, but its the hawthorn and conifer that have the birdlife.

To design or not to design?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 16:33

Hi Patricia

you just haven't found the right buyer yet. Our garden was a very large lawn with an apple tree and a hedge going halfway across the garden. We got rid of the hedge and have a pond, and lots of plants now,. It isn't high maintenance, and I bet that is what people think when they see yours and are overwhelmed.

Unknown plant or weed?

Posted: 05/08/2014 at 16:20

I had that second one in a raised bed in my old house. Luckily it didn't spread to other parts of the garden, just the whole raised bed. Whenever I pulled it out I got a lovely whiff of oranges.

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.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Green tomatoes

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 19:25

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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Last Post: 06/10/2013 at 11:09


What to do when the plant has gone over 
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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
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