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What is this little plant?

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 23:09

thanks for that info fidgetbones, that explanation certainly makes sense

mini greenhouse

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 22:14

Hi,Asho, i once had the same type of mini greenhouse.It got blown away continuously, in the end i packed it away, but im now thinking of using the plastic cover as a type of large cloche when the weather here in the 'desolate NW' worsens. good luck

Apple tree

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 21:16

Good evening.

I need some advice. I have lived in this house for 6 years, their is a beautiful magnolia tree, which when blooms has stunning pink goblet flowers. Height is maybe 30 feet tall. approx 3 feet from the magnolia is an old apple tree, which is in the shade of the magnolia. Produce from the  apple tree is minimal to say the least, I think the best solution is to cut down the apple  tree and buy a smaller patio type which i could TRY to grow into a cordon.

Any advice greatly appreciated.

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 22:55

that looks fantastic, well done


Tomato’s haven’t started to ripen yet – Anything I can do?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 22:57

thanks for the info, i also have grown toms this year for the first time, and all above applys to my situation.


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 22:46

thankyou Bob, i saw female sparrows today


Posted: 12/09/2013 at 21:24

hi Bob, great garden and even better, many sparrows. i think i saw sparrow in my garden today, but im not sure if they were wrens. how do i recognise sparrows?

 What is best feed. i hang niger seed and sunflower seed, hence many goldfinch, bullfinch, blue tits. coaltits. robins and blackbirds roam on the ground, and i think i saw a song thrush a few weeks ago.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:10

are these suitable for container growing?


Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 21:39

Hi all, intested in this topic, i bought a plant at Harrogate early summer, planted it in shade, watered it etc.

now it has completely disappeared!!!


Posted: 24/08/2013 at 22:35

hi, I also would like to attract hedghogs, some have been seen on the cul-de-sac i live on.

 Their are a lot of hawthorn trees, brambles etc at the otherside of my back garden,then a railway track, where i often see foxs, which have also been seen on the road. 

i am curious to know would cats, squirrles and the foxs' eat the hedghog food?


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Discussions started by goldfinch2

planting dwarf apple tree

what size pot 
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Apple tree

very few apples 
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divide grasses

how to divide grasses 
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garden pond

how small can a garden pond be? 
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