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Latest posts by ginagibbs

Poorly Toms

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 09:54

I had this the second year I grew toms, still eating the chutney!

Toms need dry heat and air circulation dont think our hot humid weather is helping,

mine have been a bit hit and miss this year.

Horticultural Films

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 09:41

Perennials of the CarriBean ..mmm Johnny Depp !!

Great fun thread guys!!

Hot Wiring

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:32

Nice one Peat B. I got a water butt off a skip the other day for my allotment and a load of 4 x 2" wood from a building site (with permission of course)that had been stripped out, perfect for making some raised beds. Love a freebie too

Like the re-cycling box idea, but where will I put all my empty wine bottles lol !!

hard earth

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 15:28

Hi jackthecat, add some horse manure in the autumn as a thick mulch, the worms in it will do the digging for you and your bulbs will not be disturbed, plus it will hold moisture better.

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 15:30

Oh dear, my Mum had quite good taste

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:50

Pansyface, wish some one would chuck my clothes out and buy nice new ones lol

Clearing a garden

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:36

Hi Mr Toast, as they say you dont make an omelet without breaking a few eggs!

Looks like you are doing a grand job keep us posted on your developments!

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 11:49

Ohh Ryan I really feel for you, best get shopping, nothing like a bit of retail therapy .

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 15:20

Hi Chris, I live in an apartment and the lady below us in the basement flat is in a wheelchair. The have a huge garden and she has done a lovely job with loads of pots and raised beds. When they moved in they had a large patio built and as the garden is slightly raised they had a gradual sloping path built so that she could get up into the garden. They have professional gardeners come in to do the rockery and lawns as she cant manage those. Her flat looks onto our garden, and years ago, I said what would you like to see, she said lots of flowers, that got me into gardening and propagating, so I can thank her for  that!!

Stuck in doors at work at the moment and looking forward to 5pm when I get get home and get outside ! Have a nice weekend

Rose aid please

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 14:49

Hi all, I know there are some superb rose experts on this forum so I hope you can help or tell me where I have gone wrong. Dearest hubby bought me 2 ramblers ( a Rambling Rector and Wedding Days plus a climber (dont know the species) to go over some arches, this was 2 yrs ago. I planted them in Sept 1st yr and trimmed back the Rector as it had a few dead bits. The ramblers flowered last summer but the climber didnt. I have let them put on some growth and not cut them back much (except for the suckers)as I wanted them to cover the arches. There have only been a few flowers on any of them this year, they have been manured and given some blood, fish and bone.

Any clues, we have a shady garden and clay soil.

Discussions started by ginagibbs

Asparagus V Horsetail

Preparation help or advice 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 21:38

Bourton House Garden Gloucestershire

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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 20:22

petrol strimmers

recomendations please 
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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 12:12

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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