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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Posting an Avitar

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 10:36

I couldn't change mine but it suddenly worked as you can see.

Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 21:38

Brenda Lee is good too.

Diamond Wedding Anniversary gift

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:07

Don't forget to try David Austin roses too.

Your favourite tomato varieties

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 17:03

Definitely Sungold, beat garten perle and maskotka for taste hands down. And Costoluto Genovese/fiorentino for cheese, ham and tomato sandwiches and for cheese and tomato on toast. The only big tomato I eat.

Favourite Christmas Song and Carol?

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 16:59

Stop the Cavalry by Jonah Lewie and the Coventry Carol.

Stille nach, heilige nacht, alle klar, langsam var

Not sure if its right Lyn but that's what I remember from german in year 10.

Movie quotes

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 14:32

Independence Day Mark?

starting from scratch!

Posted: 04/12/2014 at 10:11

I would start cutting back on the things you don't want now. If you do want to keep your grass, you could redo the edges as that will make it look alot better instantly. You could also plan to do a patio that wraps around the back of your house so that you have a mud free zone to stand on, whatever door you come out of, and it will be somewhere nice to sit in the summer. If your sheds are not needed, take them out and you'll be suprised just how much space you will have.

If you don't want to keep the grass you could try a gravel garden. Very low maintenance, beds as big as you like, pond will fit right in too. My inlaws did this to save on lawn maintenance, and you don't have to get someone to take the grass away, you can strip it and just turn it over as they did. They have created some island beds in the gravel as they are on a corner plot of a crescent, so have a large area.

You could have a water feature in a nice large pot or old oak barrel if you don't have room after all.

Movie quotes

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 17:41

Where Eagles Dare is on Sunday.

Movie quotes

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 22:24

Keyser is that from Swordfish? John Travolta?

Movie quotes

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:24

Where Eagles Dare Alan D, watch it whenever its on.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

Shrub ID

This has been growing in our hawthorn hedge and this year decided to be 12ft tall with read berries. I thought it migh be a pyracantha but not sure which one as there are no thorns. 
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Last Post: 18/12/2014 at 21:51

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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