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Growing Roses

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 19:59

I have 7 roses growing this year and the first one has bloomed. 'Golden Showers':

 I could stare at them all day. Love Roses.

Bees and more bees!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:33

I've always thought that the presence of bees, wasps and butterflies is the sign of a healthy garden. Alliums are great attractors too.

Is there an annual bee count to go with the RSPB garden bird count? If not there should be (ha! bee!).


Any apples yet?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:59

*shakes fist at northerners and their apples*

Never mind. My poppies and roses are looking good this year so i'll have to make do with them.

Cheers, all!

Any apples yet?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 19:04

Thanks, both. Seems I am not alone. I wonder if the mild but wet winter has not helped matters either. Fingers crossed for a late harvest.


Any apples yet?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 18:43

Hello all,

Is anyone seeing any fruit starting to grow on their apple trees right now? I'm currently seeing zilch, despite a wonderful display of blossom a month or so ago. I'm sure I had apples on all 3 trees coming along by this time last year or am I mistaken? Cherries and blueberries are looking good though.



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.


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Any apples yet?

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Pots going green!

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Climbing plant for arch

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Stepping Stones?

Garden path 
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Bad lawn

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Katsura Tree

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Dwarf Apricot turning white?!?!?

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Dwarf Apricot turning white?!?!?

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