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gardening and mental health

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 13:27

Some lovely observations on this thread. 

Gardening is all about patience but you can still see the smallest hint of progress each day. You've just got to look for it and enjoy it, however small it may be.

Personally I find that looking after my (small) garden is a great way of talking to the neighbours too. 3 houses surround mine and, with the exception of a hard winter, i'm in the garden talking to the neighbours most days. Human interaction is essential to good mental health and my garden helps me to interact with the people on my doorstep.

Planting an azalea

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 09:00

Thanks, Verdun. It's going in the ground right now!

Merry Christmas, all


Planting an azalea

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 19:09


It's an Orange King and it isn't flowering now. Bought from a nursery last week so it's a young 'un.


Planting an azalea

Posted: 13/12/2013 at 14:31

Hi all,

I've just been given an azalea as a present. It's very healthy with about a foot of foliage. Is it OK to plant it now or better to wait until Spring? They're quite hardy I believe.



Update on technical issues

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 18:22

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for the prompt response and fix. Much appreciated.


Update on technical issues

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 12:36

Same here. The site now has the look of a large-print hardback book aimed at readers with poor vision. Text is overlapping other text too.

A lovely surprise in the garden this morning

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 16:00

Popppies growing here in south Wales too. Not as large as in the summer but it's there in the front garden, defying the cold northerly wind. Also saw a bee and a butterfly today. Bizarre.

Pots going green!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 17:43

Thanks all! Seems harmless enough. Will leave it on through the next 2 seasons and see how they look come the summer.

Pots going green!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 12:33

Hello all,

I have a few pots in the garden which are turning green on the outside. There's a thin green slime coating the exterior of the pot. The plants inside the pots are healthy so am at a loss as to what is happening. Can anyone help?



Cemetery Planting

Posted: 09/10/2013 at 12:33

Hey all,

I planted 10 bulbs in the border right behind my dad's plot. Very difficult to plant anywhere else as there's no soil (other than the borders) and the grass will be cut quite frequently which would cut the daff's down. I think it'll look quite good in the spring. That said, if a plot wasn't next to a border there'd be nowhere to plant.

Roll on the Spring!

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