London (change)
Today 10°C / 6°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 6°C


Latest posts by GWRS

Privacy Issue

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 09:50

Is it worth waiting until the summer and you start sitting in the garden and see where it is best to apply some sort of bushy / pergola construction for privacy ? You can also if you have any sunny / shady sections

You could also spend some time looking at other gardens that are open for ideas ?

Best of luck what ever you do 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 22:36

My main place for purchase of seeds is Kings also get seed potatoes and other items from  them , always been excellent

Always by garlic , onions from Wilko

Bought lots of green manure seeds from Kings this year , to try through out the year

There is also a really good local garden centre , a good old fashioned one , no resturant or other outlets  , just plants and horticultural items ,  however , closed last year for redevelopment , due to reopen in March so it will be interesting to see what they have done !

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 20:18

Yes happy birthday to everybody 

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 20:15

Nice pictures as ever , plant hunting in the Himalayas sound exciting 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 19:57

Been up to allottment today , cold but sunny needed to wear my sunglasses when having my coffee breaks

just a bit more tidying up and some minor repairs to wind break fence

got to look at garden tommrow , weather permitting , obelisk blown over , I think the plant attached may be a goner ?


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 17:42

Ginagibbs , sorry to hear your sad loss , thinking of you 

Just bought house with 2 acre woodland garden - Help!!!

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 12:16

I would take some pictures as you see things that pop up , just in case you forget where things are and make a plan of the grounds using graph paper ie. little squares it is then easy to plot where things are , soil type , trees , boggy bits ect.

Sounds really exciting , everything else has been said , best of luck 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 15:47

Have to say I get it easy , we have the Horse Manure delivered free to our allottments and we just help our selves 

Been a nice sun day a bit windy but in doors doing paper work which carry on to Monday with a meeting Tuesday , so getting withdrawal systems for the allottment hope toget up there Wednesday/Thursday if weather holds 

Happy digging or Azadaing everybody 

Hardy Fuchsia pruning (Hawkshead)

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 17:43

Yes , squash the bug and leave the cutting to spring 

A couple of years a go I started putting Hortucultrual grit in the top of large pots and it seems to stop larver living in the soil 

Great plants fusias , have several hardy ones myself 


Posted: 09/01/2015 at 20:01

Gardengirl thank for site info , been having a look most impressed with your cold frame 

Last time I took a pallet apart all it was good for was fire wood , probably a bit heavy handed , unless there is a Nack ?

Discussions started by GWRS

Plum tree problem

Plum tree sucker ? 
Replies: 5    Views: 166
Last Post: 01/01/2015 at 10:31

Coffee Grindings

What to do with used coffee grindings 
Replies: 10    Views: 371
Last Post: 31/12/2014 at 08:39

Carrot problem

Carrot problem 
Replies: 32    Views: 871
Last Post: 02/12/2014 at 17:56

Poly tunnels

Advantage or disadvantage of poly tunnels 
Replies: 8    Views: 306
Last Post: 31/10/2014 at 10:06

White Beetroot

White Beetroot 
Replies: 4    Views: 201
Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 12:01

Build a new fruit cage

Fruit cages 
Replies: 0    Views: 226
Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 22:23

Brassica collars

Replies: 1    Views: 246
Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 21:31

Gooseberry Bushes

New bare rooted gooseberry bushes 
Replies: 5    Views: 438
Last Post: 05/10/2014 at 10:33

Blue berry bushes

New blue berry bushes for planting  
Replies: 26    Views: 1264
Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 13:40

Fig trees

Planting and care 
Replies: 8    Views: 460
Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 15:20

Green house heaters

Paraffin v Electric 
Replies: 16    Views: 853
Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 15:01

Cold frames

Tips on using and making cold frames 
Replies: 9    Views: 660
Last Post: 08/10/2014 at 16:30
12 threads returned