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32 today, what are you doing to keep cool,,,

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 22:15

MY OH said I should sit and enjoy the garden but the more you plant the more work there is my best times are early morning when I see new growth each day and in the evening when our frog sneaks out to munch on snails and once I start a bit of weeding I can lose hours at a time

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 22:07

I think the one with the cat drinking from the water butt would make a winning  competition photo you couldnt pose that what great puss pictures I my self have three cats they like chasing the sun round the garden and a black doggie who follows me round as I garden the pets try to be the star in the garden dont they

32 today, what are you doing to keep cool,,,

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:51

made 2 home made strawberry cheesecakes today then did a lot of watering after sorting out my rabbit hutches flowers on everything

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:45

Nice and warm in Suffolk after a good rain yesterday

when do i pick cucumbers

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:05

15cm long and also lots of smaller ones at the moment

grass in back garden

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:55

Thankyou very much I will ask him to leave the back for a bit as he sometimes cuts very short and thanks PaulaH people sometimes forget that the grass is a plant too and needs a bit of care I like dasies and clover but hate to see it struggling against the over keen lawnmower heres hoping for a couple of overnight soakings although I love the summer heat when we have it.

grass in back garden

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 21:14

my back garden the grass is very short at the moment and going brown because of the dry weather. the chap that cuts it likes to turn up every 2 weeks and cut the front and back regardless the front is greener and coping well but the back is looking very sad brown and dry we also have cats and  rabbits I am concerned that he is cutting to frequently and damaging the grass is there a pet friendly way help my poor grass or should i just do a rain dance

Seasoned gardeners

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 20:52

hello gardening is great and I have coped with rented property and house moves by planting things that florish if moved like my Irises I have had for 15 years and 5 moves still going strong whether in the ground or in a huge pot bulbs like to be dug up and sepreated then you get more plants each year also sage can be moved to a new site every 4 to five years veg crops move around too.

my real favorites are in large pots my OH knows to save a whole day when moving the garden pots and butler herbs sink. this year I am concerntrating on veg and greenhouse gardening even carrots can be grown in big pots or you can get round carrots for growing in pots.


Posted: 29/07/2013 at 20:06

thankyou for all your advice I spent 3hrs in the greenhouse yesterday going round each plant melons peppers aubergines tomatoes herbs peas beans and carrots cucumbers and corgettes tying plants to canes moving things putting up more string for things to climb on and generally making sure things have room and shade and slinging slugs and snails over fence then today everything looked very flowery thankyou


Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:56

thankyou have dug a big hole in my front garden added a lot of water and growbag compost planted in the rose watered again and crossed my fingers thankyou for all your advice

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