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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:26

We used to have a tot of whisky in our first cup of tea, and it didn't matter that you were 10.

Now its making up a wreath from the shrubs growing in the garden to hang near the front door. You know you've done a good one when the blackbirds pull out all the berries from it (I can see them through the frosted glass panels in the front door).

Calla Lilies

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:13

So would I Timi, they're one thing I'd like in my garden.

Calla Lilies

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:03

If you truly have too many just keep digging them out. See if your neighbours or friends would like some, or ask on the seed swap thread if anyone wants them. You'll have to wait for the small ones to get bigger to get the whole plant out.


Cobnut trees

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 23:00

I have one in the garden and it has loads of nuts - if I can get to them before the squirrels do

RHS Lily Group Bulb Auction.

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:59

What time does the auction start?

X Factor

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 22:57

Not me, can't stand smug simon

building houses on green belt land

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:48

Why don't they survey all those buildings that have been boarded up and aren't in use, knock them down and rebuild? I know this was done in Pype Hayes, Sutton Coldfield where there was a huge estate that had been boarded up for years and they gradually knocked it down and built new housing. That way green belt would be left alone.


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:42

According to OH you don't need to water much between now and March, but if you've got heating in your greenhouse for other plants, just keep your soil damp, not waterlogged.

Not gardening but a computer question

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 22:15

Might be worth getting someone to look at your pc to see if anything is running in the background and slowing it up, and get it removed.

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 09/11/2014 at 12:28

Alfred Hawsley Till (great grandfather) - Middlesex Regiment

Alfred G Till (great uncle) - Red Berets

Arthur Edwin Till (great uncle) - 8th Army

Thomas Henry Eales (uncle)  - Merchant Navy

David Dunton - Hussars

William John Dunton (my dad) - RAF Bomber Command

Kenwin Dunton (cousin) - Royal Navy

Dean Troth (cousin) - Royal Marines

Survived their engagements. Without them I wouldn't be here.

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: Yesterday 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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Last Post: 13/08/2013 at 20:01
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