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Heather Michaels


Latest posts by Heather Michaels

Seeds- your opinions and advice

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 14:38

Hi Amy,

Can't help with the organisation and filing of seed packets I'm afraid, I inherited a garden with a certain amount of established plants so I haven't had to plant from seed yet, I clicked on here as I was curious as to how people do store and organise their seeds but I wanted to say I'm sorry for your loss, you must be missing your mum terribly.

Gardening will certainly help to fill your days and give you something to channel your energy into. And its addictive. And some people are naturally good at it, if your mum was you probably will be too so you'll reap the rewards in no time. Hope you manage to get it all figured out and under way very soon. Love Heather

Lasagne bulb planting

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 15:39

I'm so "green" at some of this. I didn't realise you could literally layer plants up on top of one another. And I find I'm so unbelievably impressed by this (I know, I know I should get out more  ). What a super duper space saving idea that is. I'm gonna have to try that with one or two of my pots next year. *Still learning*

Rose recommendations - help please

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 12:52

I know a lot of people who've planted things in memory of their loved ones. And I don't think it matters if its a plant, or a bench, or whatever. If that's what comforts you and brings you a little bit of piece and the ability to smile when remembering, none of it can wrong can it. That's what I think anyway.

Autumn colour

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:21

Lovely pics Marion, for colour, Autumn is absolutely my favourite season, just heavenly. I could rave on for hours on end about the reds and the golds and the russetts and the oranges and the browns 

Rose recommendations - help please

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:18

Sorry to hear about your son Diddy, must have been very tough times for you all. But what a wonderful idea to grow something in his memory he must be the first thing you think about when you look at it and I should think it must be comforting and lift you up when you see that beautiful bloom of roses. 

Plant Identification Please

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 20:10

Gorgeous looking flowers, and what a beautiful garden you have.

No GW tonight so watch this

Posted: 06/09/2013 at 12:57

Oh why no Gardeners World? It wasn't on last week cos of something or other. Grrr.

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....

Discussions started by Heather Michaels

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

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

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

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

Looking for ferns 
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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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