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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

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.

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.

Discussions started by Gardenmaiden

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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Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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