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The Flowerpot Gang-BBC1

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 22:28

I've had a quick look at the link for this's not for me.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 22:14

Unexpected sunny warm day. Did loads of gardening

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 21:58

Hello everyone,

Don't know who Bob Flowerdew is or what he is trying to say? Is he putting the arguement forward that those who have big lawns and use a ride on mower / or use mowers are some how "gas guzzlers" and therefore destroying the planet?

Interesting reading though........

For me it all depends on the size of the garden you have, nothing can be better than green rolling lawns with deep tall packed borders of flowers alive with insects.

I've got rid of most of my lawn,if you could call it that. I now have loads of deep, wide beds to plant into. I'm now using my garden in a way that I never could have last year. 

I've still kept some green though but it takes no time at all to strim.





Old vids

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 21:14

Hello Harald,

I'm sure there's a lot of  this around - check out any local charity shops  and carboot sales- although I don't remember him, I do know about him. I come across a lot of his books in charity shops. Videos are very cheap in charity shops & bootsales right now, as the world is now at DVD, MP3 and beyond.

A quick look on ebay might be worthwhile for the videos.

I'm sure you'll find some interesting stuff on youtube.


August in your garden...

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 20:38

Lovely pictures, I love to see other peoples gardens.  I'm always peeking a look over hedges & fences to see what is going on , even when driving.

Hi Rob, I know exactly what you mean about the warm weather giving everything a boost, it's what they have been waiting for..........please lets have a little more?  The left hand bed at the side of the trellis looks really bushy & healthy.

I know Nigella as Love in the mist. I have some in my garden for the first time this year. Not really sure how I managed this as I thought they were going to be. Larkspur...........I do remember collecting seeds from a garden last year though.

gardenfanatic- your Rudbeckias look amazing, what a great show. I've grown these from seed for the first time and they have just started to flower. I am right in thinking that they are perennials?

Also really like the white Budelia, haven't really give this much of thought as my memories of Budelia are very tall, langly, blocking out the light Budelia. It looks like it doesn't  have to take up much room. Have you had a lot of insects visit it?

I'm with you on the not so slow changing  of seasons, I'm always optimistic for an Indian Summer.

Inkadog- love the door and the steps. look great.

Thanks Pam for your kind words, I am so pleased with my snapdragons and also my stock, both grown from seed. The smell of the stock if the air is right is amazing, fills the air

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 12:52

Jean- PInk Floyd are one of my favourites, "Wish you were here"  what a great track. The Wall is another classic too (sounds better with the volume up though)

Lucky you to have seen them live.

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 11:40

Morning (just), I like the dancing......although last year felt it was too flashy/pantominee but no doubt will give it a go again this year.

Was going to pot on some stuff today but it's raining. I've got loads of housework to do instead, I hate housework. Need to get my act in order and get on with picking my potting shed, then I can go in there and have a good & valid  reason why I don't do housework

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 10:21

Mmmm- that is in a really awkard place to get at it I would probably still have a go at digging it out where you can get the spade in. Very likely that a lot of the roots will under the slab though. Can you saw through the stump? So at least it's lower to the ground?

Sorry can't be of more help

What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 09:23

The slugs on the whole have left it alone and it grew with no care just outside the garden gate. It is underneath some trees but does get a fair bit sun

Ash Tree Stump

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 22:21

 Hello, If you want the  stump completely gone you will have to dig it and prize it out.

I am no expert on this but there is obviously some life left in the Ash tree stump if leaves keep coming back. How deep you will have to deep depends on how big and mature the Ash was.


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