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Latest posts by happycottontail

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:35
Lyn wrote (see)

Mine is a Hoselock on a reel, doesnt kink winds up easy and neat on the wall, i got it from Amazon. Love it.

Sounds great Lyn.  Can you give me a model name/code number?  Also, do you have to put it on a wall, or can it sit on the ground next to the water tap?

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 18:25

Great start with some good basic advice - thank you!  Now i need to know if you could recommend a particular hose on a reel, and what sort of tap connectors i might need.  I tend to be very nervous of anything that isn't as simple as ABC, so explanations in words of one syllable will be welcome and not considered at all patronising!    

Which garden hose should I buy?

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 07:32

I have a garden full of newly planted shrubs and perennials, and along comes an extended heatwave    Both of my water butts are almost empty, so I need to invest in a garden hose, pronto.  I want something reasonably light to handle and easy to use, that will do the job it's meant for and not cause me grief.  Are you in love with your garden hose?  Or do you hate the one you have?  Any tips on which models to go for and which to avoid would be very useful.  Thanks!

Trollius Alabaster - what, when and how to prune?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:24

It doesn't look like many people have this beautiful plant, and SwissSue must be out in her garden ..........

Trollius Alabaster - what, when and how to prune?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 21:00

Do you mean cut down flowering stems AND foliage to 2" SwissSue?   And if I do that now, will I get new leaves this summer?

Trollius Alabaster - what, when and how to prune?

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 14:40

I bought 3 of these gorgeous plants in May and they have flowered continuously since then, but are now nearing the end of their display.  I am confused by the differing advice on garden websites about pruning.  Some say you may get a second flush of flowers if you cut all flowering stems down to the ground.  Some tell you to shear the whole plant to get fresh new leaves.  Does anyone have this plant and can give me some advice from their own experience?

worst job in garden

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 13:42

I seem to recall Monty once saying that he never washes his pots before reusing them  

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:46

Thanks Singy, I should have realised that!  

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 11:31

Yes, I can see it has done, but then how do I find my post?  I'm not getting the "See last unread post" option.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 11:27

So, if I just write "Bump" in my comment box, Singy, does it go to the top of the Followed Threads page?

 

Discussions started by happycottontail

Bare Root Wallflowers

What do they like to put their feet in? 
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Digging up daffodil bulbs to replant

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Muscari dilemma

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Agastache Black Adder

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What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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