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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Talkback: Wasps

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:59

leave a bin liner of dead leaves around, guarenteed nesting distination for most agressive wasps got stung 3 times,    little B*@x**s!!!


Posted: 25/10/2013 at 10:53

Hi Mallingopal,Are they too congested? Mine stopped flowering so split them up and repotted them last year after they had died back. I dont put them under cover and they had to endure a bit frost, but they all flowered all this summer. I keep them fairly rootbound and feed them and put mulch on top (usually horse manure, as I put that on almost everything with no adverse effects!) These plants are about 10 yrs old so as the others have said before, it may be that yours are still young, or did they come into flower in the past?

wildflowers for a bank

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:41

try primroses, they would look natural and you can propgate them easily.Bluebells if its shady

What new veg varieties have you tried?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 16:35

I tried Kohl Rabbie this year, loved it as a coleslaw in salad or boiled in soups, very easy to grow and you can cook toe leaves like cabbage.

Serious! Really

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 15:52

Hi Verdun, sorry I,ve just been catching up on this thread, it was the Ying Tong song!

We named our siamese cat after it!! 

Anyone remember the Shadocks, it was a bizarre French cartoon of creatures on other planets??!!!

Green Houses

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 12:40

Hi Clarington, re bubblewrap. I would insulate all the panes if you are in a cool area. It might also be a good investment to get a parafin heater or electric for really bad weather.


Serious! Really

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:51

Hey Verdun, do you remember the Goon shows?

Winter Reading

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:45

I'm reading The Lollipop Shoes, by  Joanne Harris of "Chocolat" fame. No gardening tips sadly, its set in central Paris. Lots of descriptions of chocolate though... mmmmmm......yum


Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:38

The top pic is a view from The Chase Pub, where we had our lunch.

Here are my 2 dogs on top of the Malverns (their reward for staying in the car whilst we went round the garden)


Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:36

We went to Picton for my hubbys birthday treat on 10th October. It was gorgeous. Love this part of the country, the views from the malverns overlooking Wales is spectacular.



Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
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Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

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petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Rose aid please

No blooms on my ramblers yet 
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New Allotment

What to look for 
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to cut or not to cut

Hardy Fuscia 
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tomato blight

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Name this plant challenge

Can you tell me wha this is? 
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tomato plant pests

tiny white spiders 
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