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Posted: Yesterday at 21:04


A great garden takes time and patience to develope. what already been said about waiting a year and sitting in your garden and see where the sun and shade develope.

Gardening is not the cheapest of pastimes, unless you have knowledge of propagation( producing plants from your own stock of plants). It would appear that you  have an nice garden at present. Like most of us, we all learn from our mistakes and experience in gardening is a great thing to have.

When you do buy plants for your garden ensure you have someone do a soil check to see if you are acid or alkaline. Sometimes it's just best to look over the garden fence and check what grows in the neighbours garden to make that decision easier

Happy Gardening  

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: Yesterday at 19:38


Thanks for them words . I am a romantic and my wife was a more realistic person. I love gardening, she loved to see a lovely garden. She was a generous person who loved life and life loved her. But she was the strenght in our relationship . I am a very fortunate man in that I had that time with someone I loved so much  I have a close family who are always there for me and I am thankful for that. But like  everthing in life, things change and time should heal just like my garden in early spring. 



A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:08

Thank you all for you kind words and thoughts. Its was never my intention to bring this up on this blog. But when I started thinking who I would really want at a valentine meal for 2, then it's was natural and heartfelt to respond it that way. 

Please always remember to say those 3 words to the one that you love because I did and always will 

Thanking you again 


A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:42

star gaze Lilly and Runnybeak 

Thank you for them kind words. I would never consider the comments on here would be anything but in good spirit and genuine 

A Valentine meal with who ?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:05

The only person I would wish for to join me for a valentine dinner would be my beautiful wife who passed away from me. Or for me to join her up there for dinner. 

No other person looking over from the table would or could be considered











Talkback: How to make compost

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 18:01

I have 2 compost bins. As regards weeds, as long as you remove the root ball the heat created will break down most things. I put brambles and dock leaves in mine and never had re-sprouting occur. Potatoe peel and tea bags don't seem to degrade quick enougth for me but I know other gardeners use them. Turning the compost from March on a regular 2 week period and watering when drying out occurs. Make sure all grass cuttings are balanced equal with green waste and mixed in well. I normally get about 6 bags of 50 litre compost bags. Great for mulching around your plants 


Clay soil and boggy lawn

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 21:56

With the amount of rainfall I would think most gardens with lawns are suffering with a muddy , waterlogged mess. Best thing is not walk on it and give it a bit of time to dry out . I favour a hollow tine fork for making drainage hole it the worst areas and then top dress in with loam soil and fine grit to keep the holes in place and create a drainage pocket. But, in saying that, my lawn that's laid on unforgiving clay and acts as a pathway through large boarders and measures on average 4 ft wide in old money always seems to bounce back in early summer.

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 23:35


Not to sure if he's doing it this year. Heard it somewhere that a new presenter for the show was coming in 


Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 20:36

I thought there was going to be a new presenter with Monty retiring his trowel. Can't wait for GW to return. I sky taped all last years and find myself viewing early spring and summer programmes just to see a bit of sun and obviously gardening 



Posted: 06/02/2016 at 23:02

Try a honey suckle serotinao species as they give a the strongest fragrents IMO 

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