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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

How do trees come into your life?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:46

My apple tree. The branches make it look like the wamping willow from the Harry Potter films. The birds love it, the ants trek up and down it. The squirrels climb it, the lesser and greater spotted woodpeckers make holes in it, the cat's climbed it, I even saw a fox climb it. My husband's climbed it, my turn next I guess.


Posted: 26/10/2014 at 22:45

Have a look at the final program of Monty Dons series on I Player as he mentions which one to grow that won't spread.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 22:43

As it will be my mummys 73rd birthday, I will be enjoying a ride on her broomstick b4 she changes me into a frog for the evening.

University Project

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 20:48


Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 13:46

They go after my figs, grapes and hazelnuts, not seen them going after the apples. I got in before them this year and picked everything.

Monty don new series

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 22:56

Beaus Mum, they all go to the Asda in Minworth, I know I used to when I stayed at the in laws in Sutton Coldfield

what color is your garden

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:45

Still have verbena bonariensis, gaura, geranium, solanum alba and verbascum in flower. My jasmine has lots of red flower buds ready to open. The pyracanthas have their red, orange and yellow berries on, and I have one plant with berries that I need to get ID'd on the forum. Cornus kousa has bright red leaves.

Monty don new series

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:38

I must admit the self sufficient woman was abit scatty and Monty did give her a stern talking to, but she pulled it off in the end. I do agree with Digger about the other family. Looking forward to tonights programme and if BBC2 are listening to their viewers, they need to get a different narrator. Her voice doesn't 'gel' with the programme. Perhaps they should use Alys Fowler or another garden presenter. I hope this series isn't a one-off.

YOUR view of music over the years.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:05

Anything 60s, 70s, 80s with a bit of 40s and 50s thrown in. I also like the Ink Spots, Glen Miller and Mario Lanza. I have been to see Bryan Adams, Quo, Def Leppard, Thunder, INXS and Guns n Roses in concerts.

Impressions of the posters here

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:19

Bubba Ray, don't you mean you're 'command centre'?

This thread is great. I've tried to change my avatar but my laptop likes me to be a mystery.

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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