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housework using plants

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 10:56

Now that it is the season of clementines, I dry the peel and put them in rooms to release the fresh citrus oil. If I am feeling flush I add  cloves too. I also make a dried mixture of herbs which I dry by hanging sprigs of them in the garage. GH and washroom. I collect and dry rose petals in the sun  and sprinkle rose water on them to perfume drawers etc. I dry bunches of lavender and put them in wadrobes to deter moths.They are particularly useful in the winter as fresh air is in short supply through open windows and I am  not using chemicals.

New to the website

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 11:06

Hi, I suggest you start with the easy stuff and then move onto the "exotic" as it were.Sweet potato belong to this group. I tried them thrice then gave up. Unfortunately suppliers make this gardening lark sound so easy (that's why forums like this are a God sent.) Wish we had them when I started gardening. Gardeners are such generous people and happy to encourage new gardeners. To produce sweet potatoes you need many hours of baking sunshine and well drained, good  soil. Mine failed even in the greenhouse! But if you still want to have a go, put them in large pots as the foliage is very attractive and some retailers sell them as house plants. This is my experience and I do not wish to put you off. Good luck and welcome to a very pleasureable pass time!!

 

 

The perfect garden pond

Posted: 19/10/2012 at 10:07

You clever clogs Neil.........I wish MY pond looked like yours. I'd love to see it next year after it has settled. I hope you get lots of wildlife take up residences in it.

BTW what is that bright blue apparatus?

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 11:19

Thank the Lord Daniel.........family pet? Has MD not told him that he is a Tv star now? I was planning to boycott GW unless he returned!! Thank you again....bless

GROWING BULBS IN POTS FOR PLANTING OUT IN SPRING

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 19:25

i have them in containers covered with newspaper with a couple of bricks on top which deters squirrels etc. and leave them at the end of the garden. I bring them near the house for a welcome show in the spring. They go back to the end of the garden after flowering as they produce good flowers if you give them a feed and let them die down naturally. I then plant up the pots with annuals for a summer display or courgettes etc.

squirrels

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 09:14

Never mind squirrels, we have been invaded by jays(beautiful creatures).They nested here and produced two beauties. So the four of them are ruling the garden , displaying typical crow family behaviour. By the way, they love peanuts in shells and compete with the squirrels(they like shell peanuts too) but the squirrels ,so far have given  the jays a run for the peanuts!!

Passion Fruit Vine

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 09:02

i think it is the weather, mine that is in the GH is doing very well, but the ones up the pergola have made lots of leaves and growth but no flowers.(Bit late now). Also, the seedlings (picture) look OK Quirkyboy. They should put on growth next spring and start climbing. They die down in winter and pop up again in the spring. Being tropical plants they react badly to lack of sunshine and WARMTH which was non existant this year! Every thing has been affected except.........our favourite topic, SLUGS. Lets hope next spring will be a scotcher.

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 08:44

I miss Nigel too, I wish GW would tell us what's up.........a weekly report on GW would be good come on MD we ARE concerned.

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 08:39

Hi Steve Johnson, I live in Reigate...........I hope you are my neighbour, then you would understand what I mean.Oh , bye the way, rotary dryers are out too! But fear not, the wildlife are enjoying my wildlife garden. Bless.

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 09:37

Thank you Joe, I pay council tax too and I do not tell them what to do in their garden. Besides, they do not need to look at what I have in my garden. They even threatened to contact the council and complain about my "untidy" garden as I leave the berries etc. over winter for the birds!! Sad or what.

Discussions started by jatnikapyar

yet another rude online retailer...

lectured for requesting replacement 
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Nigel

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sloving forum problems

still no spell check and followed threads is drawing a blank 
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Over wintering

Acers in large pots 
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still-no-spell-check

Am I the only one? 
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still-no-spell-check

Am I the only one? 
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My experience of "customer service" .

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Waterbut downpipes

Having problems finding attachment 
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ididenty please

decidous small tree.white flowers in spring. stunning purple berries surrounded by five caylxes. 
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Nigel

Missing Nigel 
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Wild Garlic

How to grow 
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Uploading pictures

Tree 
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help

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up to minate gardening

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what is the red chilli for please?

what is the red chilli for please? Thank you. 
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