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Posted: 05/03/2013 at 12:58

You lot are seriously snip-happy (Mummy Muddy and Lyn!) UGH! I could never chop them in half - hear them go squidge 


Posted: 05/03/2013 at 09:27

Discodave - wish I had your nerve - makes me feel sick to squelch them! May stick them out somewhere for the birds to eat though, once OH has done the deed on them



Posted: 05/03/2013 at 09:26

Must be nematodes - worked brilliantly on my garden last year.

Can't wait 'til soil is warm enough to try again this year - was turning over some beds and adding manure yesterday and found several mini slugs waiting in the undergrowth


Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 09:25

Another vote for dahlias

Very heady scent of lilies as they start to turn also makes me ill.

I alo prefer flowers when still alive - though if I ever have cut flowers in the house, it;s usually around my birthday (next week) as I adore yellow spring bulbs, mimosa and anything springlike and bright yellow (husband, take note)


Things you did in the garden as a kid which were extremely bad!

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 23:03

Never mind doing bad things when I was a kid - how about as an adult 

Climbing Roses

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 12:27

Send me a link Paul, so I can see where you are based - thank you, would love to visit when you re-open.

My garden is a very small urban patch, but the soil is rich clay and free draining, so roses love it and grow very well here.

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:48

possibly Tina, but who would we laugh at?

MOB rants

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 22:46

hear hear Grandma!

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 19:06

Wow Paul - 90 roses?! Amazing. Never mind David Austin, you could open up your own garden to the rose-obsessed of us instead

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 20:16

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
Replies: 17    Views: 282
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 165
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 261
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 243
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 186
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 14    Views: 407
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:38

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 305
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 331
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 385
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Replies: 4    Views: 259
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47
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