Latest posts by jatnikapyar

What's in flower this Christmas

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 10:53

Psychological or not, from tomorrow I feel so upbeat days are longer, X'mas is a coming and another day LESS to the spring......roll on, my cup is nearly full, only 9 weeks to March!!

Merry X'mas all you lovely people and a happy, happy, warm and sunny new year


Composting Problem

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 10:37

I agree with you Berghill, I have 8 "dalek" bins that occupy an area of the garden which is very shady and I fill them in rotation with soft garden waste with layers of grass cuttings and vegetable waste from the kitchen,cardboard, shredded newspaper and add sulphate of ammonia. I never turn them over (I'm too old) and after a year I have lovely compost and it is better than the bought one. No bother at all, I leave nature to get on with it.

Christmas Greetings

Posted: 18/12/2012 at 07:59

  As a novice forum member I write to say that I have enjoyed interacting with like minded people on this forum. People are so patient(EVEN when I asked stupid questions.)

Thank you for your patience and easygoing manner.

I wish each and everyone of you a very merry X'mas and a warm, sunny and colourful 2013.I hope Santa brings you what you wished for.

Roll on the spring....only 12 weeks to go!!

frosted jade plant

Posted: 15/12/2012 at 13:19

What a shame Ping.As Alina says it looks as if it has been damaged.But cut it down  to an undamaged part and it might re shoot. you can also make new plants by sticking some undamaged mature leaves in soil or water and they will root easily. It is quite a forgiving plant and with a bit of luck it will sprout again. Failing that the leaves should grow O.K.

It happened to me a couple of years ago and I was lucky enough to rescue mine and now it looks like a "standard" Jade tree!!

Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 07:40

My neighbours  have kept chickens for years and have not lost any so far as they are well protected and their surroundings are kept clean and tidy. They still attract rats which are kept in check by the foxes.We often see the foxes in their garden during the day and they just ignore the chickens!

All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 08/12/2012 at 07:33

Just good health to enjoy it all and watching the wild life enjoying it  too

Talkback: Garden foxes

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 09:28

Like "flowering rose" we have foxes and badgers too.We have tried everything to deter them but to no avail. We have now learnt to accommodate them by using cloches(clear corrugated sheets are good. We also "plant" holly branches around vulnerable plants. Foxes DO keep the rats away. We had rats in our gardens a couple of years ago and saw foxes catching them in broad daylight! Now we leave blocks of lard overnight on the bird table  and it is still there on the morning.(We were told to use this trick as a test as ,if we still had rats it would have gone). Some neighbours have 6' fences but to no avail as they(foxes) jump over them effortlessly.

We have come to the conclusion that they are part of our enviroment and if we had not encroached on the woodlands etc. they would not be in our gardens.

Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 10:38

Aslivert......your pond is beautiful. I'm SO envious Your waterfall is to die for. Bye the way, has your mermaid got a friend who would like to lounge around by my pond?!

I really am looking forward to more pictures next year, roll on the spring, only 12 weeks to March!


Thank you so much

Posted: 05/12/2012 at 09:00

There are some very kind people who visit this site....so enjoy

Buying plants on line

Posted: 01/12/2012 at 08:24

Had some BAD experiences with T&M. You can buy GOOD quality plants with GOOD customer care, from CROCUS thru' Tescodirect.

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