Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

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.

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:22

Grown Sungold for the first time, not bad. Have grown Garden Pearl for a few years in hanging baskets and they have a good flavour, as does Red Alert and Maskotka.

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 20:19

I used to have the little bottles of milk when I was in school in the 70s, but they had silver tops not cardboard. My mum did have a cast iron tub she used to boil whites in on the cooker top, and she had a twin tub. I remember my dad having to fix it alot when I was in single digits.

ideas please to screen neighbours BIG shed!

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 13:11

That's not a shed, its a log cabin. My neighbours have one at the bottom of their garden, about four feet from the boundary. We can't see it at all as both of us have plants screening it.

I would get an arbour, one with a latticed back to block out those windows and then you can grow all sorts of climbers over it, clematis, roses, jasmine, honeysuckle.

I wonder what's going to make their home under your neighbours one.

Fig Brown Turkey

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:56

Probably needs some fresh soil, a good feed and a good drink. If you have an ideal space in your garden, plant it and you should get some fruit next year. I did this to mine and its loving the garden and gives me a lot of fruit.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 12:52

Orchid, the crystal lemon have a slight taste of lemon, not overpowering.

Mrs T12, it has been slow and taken me a minute a photo.

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 10:06

I'll remember that

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:58

Thing with dust is, it comes back so leave it a while.

BM I ducked out before the sun moved round and again afterwards.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 22:55

I start all the seeds off in a big pot of ordinary compost and then plant individually in pots in the greenhouse where they stay. They just do their thing and I pick them.

Front Garden Stars

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 21:15

Its been v hot apart from putting out my washing.

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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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