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Heather Michaels

Latest posts by Heather Michaels

I'm happy to see the rain because ...

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 12:56

Its been raining here solidly since 6 am (give or take the odd let up for the odd half hour). Not sure what its going to do for the rest of the afternoon, its still very cloudy but oh so humid and the cloud cover doesn't look as water laden as it did before. I could also use a great big downpour of water for the same reasons, have a couple of areas I need to dig but there aint no getting a fork through that lot right now its solid. Rain dances anyone?!  

Should I cut down peony plants

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 15:07

See me on here with my sad face on next year Lulu probably cos it wont work and I'll just have a splodge where the peony plant was this year!  That said I've been fairly harsh with a lot of things without to be honest any real knowledge or understanding of what I'm doing (novice gardner) but nothing has died yet or looks like it won't grow again. Just went for it on the basis that flowers seem to like to grow again and whatever seemed like common sense. I've asked for advice on some things but I'm such a novice I'd be on here morning, noon and night saying help so I'm taking the bull by the horns with a lot and just praying!

Should I cut down peony plants

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 14:39

Wasn't sure what to do with mine so I've left them. I'm gonna start chopping now Stacey, I did get some gorgeous flowers from mine but not too many so if a drastic cut down does the job i'm there, I'd love to get an abundance of flowers from mine next year. Here goes....

I cant stay logged in

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 14:26

Daintiness that must be really annoying. My keyboard at work is working just fine but my keyboard at home is driving me insane, I'll be happily typing away and then the cursor will suddenly jump off somewhere and either type in the middle of what i've already written 5 lines up, or it'll take me off to another page altogether. grrr. sometimes technology sucks


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:53

I cant stay logged in

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:46

In typical fashion it looks as though its sorting itself out now that I've posted this!


Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:45

Having trouble with wasps myself this year. Haven't been clever enough to think to build a wasp trap but i've tried all the usual stuff, you know jam jars full of sticky gooey jam with water etc, and the little b******* just fly round it and ignore it! I think they're developing some kind of super sense or intelligence, god help us!

No berries on my rowan trees

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:43

Mine is bursting with berries too Dick. I'm new to all of this so don't know what the appearance of berries or not is supposed to mean but I'm hoping it means a mild winter and not another one like last year. I've been so busy admiring how pretty they look and ooh aren't we lucky I didn't for a minute stop to consider that it might be a foreteller of doom

I cant stay logged in

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 14:39

Hi everyone,

I'm having trouble with this site last couple of days. I log in, try and respond/interact and then I kicked off of the site and sent to the "Oops we are having technical problems" page. If I try to log back in again, exact same thing. Not even sure its going to let me type and post this!

Anyone else having trouble or is it getting personal with me?!  Heather


Posted: 02/09/2013 at 12:23

It takes an awfully long time to remodel and replant a garden. Slow and steady is much better from a results point of view. And well done for the design ideas. Nothing wrong with bringing in the professionals (I wouldn't have know how either!) but to have the vision to be able to "see" how you want it to look is a knack not everyone has, and that includes me. Good luck with it and watch out for those knees

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

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 
Replies: 12    Views: 335
Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 20:50

What am I?

Needing an ID please 
Replies: 7    Views: 371
Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 07:42

What are these infiltrators?

I need an ID on these please 
Replies: 6    Views: 387
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? 
Replies: 40    Views: 1003
Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 12:45

Bees, Wasps and Hornets

What a HUGE topic! 
Replies: 12    Views: 546
Last Post: 21/03/2014 at 10:43

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please. 
Replies: 22    Views: 830
Last Post: 18/03/2014 at 15:21

Where is the best place to look for information on ferns?

Looking for ferns 
Replies: 12    Views: 670
Last Post: 12/02/2014 at 12:28

These guys sprang back up yesterday!

Late Geraniums 
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Last Post: 11/10/2013 at 15:07

My new profile picture

My new profile picture 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 21:12

Absolutely nothing working properly today

Absolutely nothing working properly today 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 19:28

Still blooming

Still blooming 
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Last Post: 24/09/2013 at 19:07

Heather - Dying?

Is this on its way to dying? 
Replies: 2    Views: 1196
Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 16:29
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