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Girasole


Latest posts by Girasole

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 18:44

Could sks please check to see if my profile still says Cambridgeshire South or now says Cambridge?

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 18:38

Sasha from Cambridge here and not Cambridgeshire South! Nice to meet you Glynis .Am just trying to work out how I change my profile! Back soonest

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 18:23

Panto dame, thank you for the welcome.....I have been meaning to come in for weeks but never seemed to get round to it .

I think reading my friend's Gardeners' World inspired me so here I am. I have treated myself to a subscription for next year and hoping it will arrive soonest.

Where are most of you based? Not being nosey....just interested .

 

Fork Handles

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 18:12

New Year fizz....I loved Firl wo played with fire....took me a little while to work out what it was! Only teasing....

Weather here in Cambridgeshire pretty disgusting at the moment....haven't we had enough rain for quite a while?

Am itching to get out into the garden but don't fancy bringing half of it back to the house with me! All being well round here Sunday should be reasonable. Hope it is the same for all of you, too

How does one go about suggesting smilies? Something to do with spring, bunnies, easter eggs?

Very overgrown blackberry

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 15:37

I hope I am not repeating myself as I thought I had already sent a reply - bear with!

Thank you for your replies Maud is in the garden and Mummy Muddy Paws - by the way I love both of your names! I shall take your advice and once the last fruits have ripened I shall be having a good session of dealing with the brute 

 

 

 

Very overgrown blackberry

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 07:35

We have inherited a very overgrown blackberry at the bottom of the garden. Yesterday I gave it a thorough 'short back and sides' and exposed more healthy unripe fruit but feel it would benefit from a good prune. When does one do this and how much can one cut/hack it back?

Composter advice

Posted: 05/09/2012 at 07:27

Many thanks for your replies, kate1123 and figrat. You have given me some very good suggestions. By the way I love the idea of giving the bins a hefty kick - it sounds very therapeutic 

Composter advice

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 15:47

I need to buy a composter or two for my new city garden and would appreciate some advice, please? From information supplied by my local council I see there are two sizes - 220 and 330 litre. The 220 litre is 740 cm in diameter and 900 cm in height. The 330 is 800 cm in diameter and 1000 cm in height. Is it enough to buy one or is it better to go for two and which sizes do you suggest? I shall look forward to hearing from you. 

Maggots in plums

Posted: 02/09/2012 at 17:36

Flowering rose, many thanks for your reply. So if I have understood correctly you tie an oily cloth around the trunk of the fruit tree, Do you mean covered in vegetable oil? Also, what do you spray on the gooseberries, please? I planted two gooseberry plants this year and would be very sad to loose them.

Maggots in plums

Posted: 30/08/2012 at 19:00

We have a lovely crop of plums but sadly most of them have maggots in them. How can we solve this problem for another year or is it particular to this year?

Discussions started by Girasole

Flower seeds

Forget me not (mixed) 
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Vegetable seeds

Leek and Parsnip seeds 
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Cotoneaster

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Best type of bird feeder for a city garden?

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What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

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Late planting your garlic?

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Very overgrown blackberry

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Composter advice

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Maggots in plums

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Maggots in plums

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