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Talkback: New Zealand flatworms

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:25

I am very pleased to say i was digging a new bed yesterday and found hundreds of good earth worms and have never seen any NZ flat worms. I have heavy clay soil and am in Gloucestershire. Thanks for this thread as I now know what too look out for.(hopefully will not get them)

Mankind and trees

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:55

I used to ride in Epping Forest. It was such a beautiful, magical place.

What shall I be doing out in the yard?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:10

Hi Terrafirma, you could get yourself a little plastic growhouse,(they dont take up much room) and start sowing some petunias and annuals etc for pots and baskets to brighten up your yard, I will give you something to get into and its so satisfying knowing you have grown your own! This is how I got into gardening,

Not Gardening but.....

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 15:35


Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 15:34

Try Pound land or Wilkinsons for value packs of seeds or 3 for 2 offers.

I had to Laugh!!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 15:28

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!!

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