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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:53

I am in Gloucestershire, have't seen one ladybird and only a couple of butterflies. Lots of bees though. Unfortunately disturbed a wasp nest hidden in a bag of decomposing leaves and got a very nasty sting. Still nursing a swollen wrist..ouch!


Plant/flower id please

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:55

welcom fat_blerk, just saying hello cos I love the name!!!

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 15:08

Oh Verdun, sorry you cant grow them. I have 3 arches with Wedding Days and Kifsgate rambling over, but they are white. Proudest moment... my rose cutting from 2 yrs ago is now about 1ft high and in flower (followed Montys advise!)

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:45

I want roses everywhere!!! got a craving for very pale pink.

jam maker

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 17:19

I was given an old WI book of jams and chutneys, got some really interesting combinations in it. Looking forward to quince, as i was given a tree this year.


Never tried doing jam in the microwave though. 

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:28

Has any one got pet graves in their garden?

I have 2 dogs and a cat under my lawn !

VERY small garden ideas on a budget

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:54

wow gillian, that looks good!


jam maker

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 11:45

Never heard of an electric jam maker. I make jam and chutney every year as we have a victoria plum tree and a pear. Got a maslin pan from a car boot for £2.50 and save all our  glass jars all year round. Once its on the boil, make sure you have another job to do in the kitchen to pass the time when the jams cooking. Practice makes perfect, you cant beat homemade jam. I make up mini hampers for friends at Christmas.

good luck its very rewarding!


Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 15:54

Oh Potty Pam, thats so sad. Glad hes got a good home now!

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 14:43

Obelixx, my 2 may look like little angels, but do a fair share of ratting, rabbitting, and pheasant chasing. The little one is the worse but the funny thing is, if she ever catches anything, its usually the same size as she is! The bigger ones vision is so bad, hed run straight past a rabbit!!

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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Last Post: 20/06/2014 at 15:34

New Allotment

What to look for 
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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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Last Post: 19/08/2013 at 12:05

tomato blight

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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 12:31

Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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Last Post: 21/06/2013 at 15:53

tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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