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Heather Michaels

Latest posts by Heather Michaels

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 13:00

I'm not able to offer any assistance at this stage, but you are all amazing, what a wonderful thing to do. Bumped again!

Can I put Alkanet on my compost heap ?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:51

I've got a lot of forget-me-nots growing in my garden right now. Or have I?! Now I'm wondering if its Alkanet. I'll have to get comparing!

Herbs in Window boxes

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:14

Carolyn I'd say just plant whatever you like to eat! Personally I have trouble with Basil but others have managed to grow it for the season without too much trouble. The hardiest ones are parsley, thyme and oregano (in my experience). Mint will usually grow well but can have a tendency to take over so if you're planting that put it in a pot of its own where it can grow as aggressively as it likes! So long as you water them enough to stop the compost/soil drying out and they get some sunlight each day they should be just fine. Are you growing indoors our outdoors? If indoors, I'd hesitate at Rosemary which is a tough enough plant, but it comes from the med originally where it can grow in oodles of the heat and sun that we don't tend to get here. Hope this helps


Posted: 02/04/2014 at 15:05

Bluebaron I can match you with the unidentified's growing on the right hand side of your pot in the bottom picture. They're everywhere, in my pots, in my flower beds....

Planting Advice

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:49

What a fantastic place to live Sarah, I'm so jealous! The closest thing I have to a grotto is a coal bunker

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 12:27

Sorry Jess don't know of anywhere. I guess you could always try one of those postcard ads at the local newsagent/supermarket. If that doesn't work a small ad in a local free paper and failing that there's always the car boot option.

I had to Laugh!!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 15:17


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:55

The Wren. Such a HUGE loud song for such a tiny bird. Lovely.

Not Gardening but.....

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:39

Thanks for this thread. I've been seeing a lot of these in my porchway at home (and one in the house the other day) and steering well clear thinking they were some real nasties. I can't keep up with home much their is to learn when you live in a rural area, in particular which beasties you need to be afraid of and which you dont. If only I wasn't such a total wimp when it comes to anything creepy crawly and anything winged it would be so much easier!


Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:29

We had a Brambling visit us yesterday for about a half hour. Just gorgeous!. Bird song in spring is one of the finest sounds their is. Apart from the bird song I just love this time of year when everything is starting to spring back to life after the dormant winter months. It was a tad chilly for us this morning too, but I never complain about it on a day when its blue skied and sunny, something about those cold bright days that makes you feel so invigorated.

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

I'm not sure what they are?

I'm wondering if these are friend or foe? 
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 20:38

What is this please?

Identification please 
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Last Post: 27/03/2015 at 21:48

Looking for a ground cover plant

Any ideas please? 
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Last Post: 18/02/2015 at 12:19

What am I?

Can someone help me with an ID please?  
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:23


It's been a long time! 
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Last Post: 11/02/2015 at 10:00

What am I?

Am I a baddie? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 21:14

Trouble loading pictures

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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 15:24

Identification required please

Campanula and Begonia - but which varieties?  
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 20:48

Wisteria "Amethyst Falls" - is it ill?

Was doing great, now I'm not sure if its ailing 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 19:18

Is this trying to die?

Cistus Purpurens "Alan Fradd" - Advice Needed Please 
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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 20:50

What am I?

Needing an ID please 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
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Last Post: 13/04/2014 at 16:50

Can anyone help ID this little beauty please

Another ID required please 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 16:07

Identification required please

Can someone help me identify these two please? 
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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
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Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 10:43
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