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Latest posts by ginagibbs

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.



dont kill it

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 10:11

Far out man!!!!!

seed share

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 09:16

Diddydoit, I would like some yellow echinaceas and some of your Slavias Uliginosa if you have any spare. Hope you got the pineapple lilys this morning!

Which tool to break soil the best

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 12:01

Hi Terrier, we have just done the same sort of thing, ie scraped off  lawn to  make a new larger bed , its very heavy compact clay. broke my back digging with a fork and smashing the large lumps with a spade. Piled lots of well rotted horse dung and leaf mulch on top to let it do its thing. Its is now quite a good consistancy. the worms do a lot of the work! Good luck

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 09:14

A walk round Batsford Arboretum on a sunny day with the dogs, followed by a pub lunch, sitting next to a big log fire in a pretty Cotswold village. That makes Autumn ok by me!

seed share

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:53

Finally my Pineapple flowers are giving up their seed.I know one of you wanted them but cant find who! 

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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