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down at thefrozen pond

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 16:55

flowering rose- there may be toads in my pond so will make sure that I check it and break the surface. So far I've broken it gently with a stick but I have read that any violent breakage sends shock waves out and can harm anything living in it.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 15:50

Proper snow has arrived here too, haven't had any here for a couple years.

Lovely Winter pictures

Composting and wormery

Posted: 18/01/2013 at 15:27

Or even Hillie

Composting and wormery

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 22:07

The liquid fertiliser produced from the worms sound interesting although I will stick to Monty

Geoff are you correcting and telling me off for my spelling?

Composting and wormery

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:57

I put lots of junk bills/fliers/bills/envelopes and cardboard in, usually ripped up. I think it might be high sheen so called glossies that maybe a problem- maybe because of the processing and inks that are used. Although don't really know why?

I'm still not sure what a wormery does-is it a quicker, less volume type of composter? What is a wormery's end product?

Seed swap

Posted: 17/01/2013 at 19:23

Hiya Lyn, thanks for your offer. I've got plenty of wallflower seeds already so happy for Sam to have them

Talkback: Bulb layering in a pot

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 22:07

Wouldn't worry too much about it, I always plant largest bulbs at the bottom like daffs, then slightly larger ones such as tulips and then the smaller ones on top. They all  always find their way up to the surface

Seed swap

Posted: 15/01/2013 at 21:54

Hi Lyn, I would take the Siberian wallflower seeds off your hands, but can't help with the fig tree cutting.

Has anyone got any snow yet?

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 23:17

Slight covering this morning, didn't think it would come down as far as here, disappeared quick, hope it doesn't come back

Seed Sowing Calander

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 23:12

Hi Sam, I've been looking at this and it just goes to show that there is so much variation on information not only when to sow seeds but how the plants are described.

For example snapdragons/Antirrhinum are described here as perennials but many would say that they are either half hardy perennials or even annuals. Another example would be Aubrieta which many packets say to sow in Feb rather than March. I'm giving some of them ago in Jan,just to see what happens. I'll sow some more later on as well.

I treat all the information as a guide and adapt it to my own local climate, growing on conditions and experience

 

 

Discussions started by hollie hock

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 19/04/2015 at 10:49

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04

Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Last Post: 07/02/2014 at 20:09
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