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Latest posts by ginagibbs

gardening and mental health

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 14:36

This thread brought a lump to my  throat and I can especially relate to you Louise. I had my own horse for years, he was my escape from the stresses of the world and my non judge mental friend. Now he is gone after a dreadful accident and I decided not to get another due to rising costs and the commitment etc (although I now exercise a friends horse at weekends).  My garden has become more important to me than ever, and has never had so much time lavished on it, it was a bit neglected ! My hubby always says I look happier when I have been digging around in the dirt or potting up plants, and its also given so much pleasure to our elderly parents.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 16:35

I bet the squirrels' love your garden Andy

I bought some B & Q s own brand this year , (compost ,not grow bags) seems nice stuff, but the bags are smaller

or is it my imagination?


Does anyone talk to their plants?

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:02

 Yep, of course


Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:39

We used to have a window in our garage, but hubby kicked a football through it. Its now grown over with ivy and the blackbirds like to nest in it. One year though, the birds had gone through the window and made a nest on to of a can of paint that was stood on a shelf!!

to cut or not to cut

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:15

Hi Forkers. I have a couple of hardy fuscias that I keep in pots and have over wintered in my cold green house.Last year they finished the winter looking like a bunch of twigs so I cut them right down to the base. This year they look as good as they did when they stopped flowering in Autumn as our winter has been so mild. Do I still need to cut them right back or is it best to leave them alone?  

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:07

My sweetpeas I started last October and they are now about 7"-10" in length and have been in my cold greenhouse all winter. Last month got all my tomatoes sown, snap dragons, more sweet peas (blue ones), leeks,

hollyhocks Aubritia, and Lobelias.  All on the kitchen floor in trays or heated propagator in front of a big picture window. Will be glad to get them outside as am now fed up with nearly tripping over them!!

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 16:59

lucky buggers, still waiting for mine


Gardener come.....

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:06

Lawnmower Chris, what do you guys do in this awful weather?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:10

I do interior design and sell furniture, carpets, curtains etc, but prefer being out doors.



Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:31

Even us southerners love a Yorkshire pud, and its got to be freshly made, none of your packet rubbish!!

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Asparagus V Horsetail

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petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Rose aid please

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New Allotment

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to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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tomato blight

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Can you tell me wha this is? 
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tomato plant pests

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