Latest posts by goldfinch2

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Save our bees

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 21:32

hi all, thanks for this, i have just signed the petition.

Slimey, mossy courtyard, help please!

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 21:52

what about speading some soda crystals on the area, then scrub it off?

Dig up and make new

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 23:09

Hi Verdun.

today i moved a large fern, i hope to build a stumpery, i also aim to incorporate a small pond.

i have also widened a boarder, i realise now that i should have marked clearly beforehand to have  marked where i had previously planted bulbs!

New Gardener . . . New House . . . What would you plant?

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 22:41

Im enjoying this thread.

you are so fortunate with the climate in LA.

I love clematis and climbing roses intertiwined or scrambling over bushes and trees.

I also am new to gardening, but have found to my cost to find out the soil ph, as certain plants require specifically alkaline or acid soil to thrive.

I have also studied the garden over 12 months to see where the sunlight is (rare in manchester, uk)

Lavenders would thrive in your climate, and there are so many to choose from which are great for bees.

how about a little wildlife pond, you could use a large planter and have watelillies, in effect im stating what i would like, and it may not be what you would

personal experience on composting

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 22:10

 I also have a darlex type large compost bin, which tomorrow i will follow Frank advice and empty it out, give it a good stir and then replace it, hopefully there will be something i can use as i havent emptied it since July.

thanks all

divide grasses

Posted: 05/01/2013 at 21:18

Thanks all for your advice, I dont have a picture but  i think it is a type of miscanthus grass, if that helps.

divide grasses

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 20:05

hi, I have a lovely grass in the garden, I do not know what type of grass it is. height is 1.5 m tall, however a large part of it is dry and dead, should i dig up and divide, if so when.

I am new to gardening!!

Hedgehogs near extinction

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 19:31

would  grey squirrals eat food left out for hedgehogs?

I have a few areas in the garden that i have left log piles and leaves, in the hope of providing shelter.

garden pond

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 18:27

Hi, I would like to putr a pond in my small back garden, using something like an old trug or washing bowl.

how deep and wide would you suggest the receptacle, as I do not have much space, but want to encourage more wildlife?


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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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