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Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

what is this tree?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:02

That's very helpful, Bev; I'll have a think in a while and I'm sure others will, too.


Nightmare Garden To Design Around - Help Needed

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:50

I'd start by keeping the hens on the bank.

Feeding Birds / Protecting your plants

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:47

I have seen several small birds that have got tangled up in soft netting and died hanging there by their feet, so I would always recommend rigid cages made of chicken wire over a frame.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:40

There's a clear division between those who think it's OK to use peat and those who think it environmentally unsound.

what is this tree?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:10

Is it some sort of Euonymus? Close-up view of a leaf  and some bark might help. Is this a recent photo?

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 17:55

What's it made of, moorey?

small bird watch

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 19:53

The cold seems to have got the birds back into the garden. I stood about three feet away from the feeder this afternoon as nine long-tailed tits helped themselves.

Planting for a Philosophy Garden

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:06

If your philosophers are into Nietzsche you could leave the garden empty.

too much cottage garden self seeding!

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:48

Clearing and cultivating the area will certainly have distusrbed dormant seeds, so you may have a bit of a job on your hands; however, as suggested above, you'll have to wait and see. But in the immortal words of  Corporal Jones, don't panic!


Posted: 17/02/2013 at 17:44

Not sure what this is - botanical name?

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