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Cheap alternative for basket / trough liners?

Posted: 28/06/2014 at 10:14

I go with Lyn-very effective reservoir. I also line the liner with J-cloth and sprinkle some slow release feed and water retaining grandules( after I have soaked them in H2o to swell them before I add crocks and then compost.

bird nest in potato bag

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 10:28

Lucky you, we find it hard to keep the neighbours' cats away. They tend to wait under the bird table  for the fledglings and the potato growbag might be easy to raid! Just lost some bluetits as they fledged........it was upsetting, and I love cats.

So keep watch if you can, a hoes spray is very handy.

i'm new here...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 10:09

Hi Irishgardener, welcome and thank you for your compliments.

Lucky you, so much green and wild land to play with in a lovely part of the world.

The advice given to you above is real good. Take it slow and enjoy the wilderness with your sons.Do plant some favourite trees with them and add more to mark special events. I have a few in my small patch which I started planting trees in 40 years ago. I appreciate them very much now ,as they bring back precious memories.

The wild life that visit enjoys them too!

Children are a gift and grow up too fast and suddenly they have moved on

Good luck and do enjoy your special bit of paradise. And yes, take lots of pictures, you'll have fun in years to come looking at them and we would love seeing them too 

Should this type of rose be deadheaded?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 20:10

Hi Alan, you can use any roehips apart from the hybridised roses. I find that ramblers are are the best, only as they produce a good amount of berries.

I leave them till the autumn when they get plump and red. Then I pick them and remove any stalk and the remains of the dried flower.I   then wash and dry them and break the skin by placing them in a tea towel and bashing them. I then put them in a jar and fill it with honey, making sure that the hips are completely covered. The jars are then put in the larder for a fortnight. They do not need to go in the fridge. Before I use the honey, I remove and discard the hips(they are bitter)  and have a tablespoon of the honey in hot water with a squeeze of lemon or lime(it cleanses the system) with  my breakfast. It can also be eaten spread on toast. They are a bit expensive to buy, and as Philippa says you can pick them for free with your blackberries as well 

There is more info online too. 



Should this type of rose be deadheaded?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 12:39


 Here's mine Lulu, it's trying to climb the holly tree I use some of the lovely hips steeped in honey in winter. A tablespoon in hot water with breakfast helps the aches and pains 


last night's GW

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:21

Let it go.....Dove, Nutcutlet,SP.......some people just can't help it, they are never happy unless they are running someone down

last night's GW

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 08:53

You are right Swiss Sue,so they got the name of the dhalia wrong, it's not the end of the world. The guys who edit the program are not gardeners, so what? The info pertaining to dhalias was correct, wasn't it, or did MD get THAT wrong too

What's this??

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 09:04

Daniel, the small leafed one is a creeping jenny or Lysimachia. I grow it in hanging baskets in the shade of a holly. It brightens the area beautifully with yellow flowers.

What's this??

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 16:37

Thank you Sara, I think I have a pink version of it but have not come across this one.

New member introduction

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 13:51

Welcome Dic, fear not we are a wild and crazy bunch, but good fun. Like you, I'm a novice newbie too and not too comfortable with the "tree" and uploading pictures. But help is at hand and if you go wrong (as I did recently) and in my excitement uploaded the wrong picture of the same plant you will be gently corrected so enjoy.

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