Latest posts by Joe_the_Gardener

War and Peace

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 16:41

Don't they realise that we do this as well?

Growing from seed for beginners...

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:31

Hi Sparkles, and welcome to the board. Be prepared to fail with some seeds - everyone does, even though they may not admit it!

Getting a couple of books out of your local library, and reading the instructions on the seed packet are the starting points for you, as well as coming here. You will notice that the instructions on a lot of different seed packets are more or less the same, e.g 'sow in a fertile, well-drained soil' (you may think this is a statement of the obvious, but think about it), watering instructions, and planting depth, which you should take literally - to a seed, a quarter of an inch is not the same as an inch. RHS website is good for info about growing all sorts of flowers.

What do we do about the badger?

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:18


Why would you expect see badgers when you've spent ten years digging for bottles next to their sett? Or have I mistaken what you're trying to say?

Wildlife pond management

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 15:05

WCM, how big is the pond; is it in sun/part shade/full shade; is it situated on sloping ground (even a slight slope); are there trees nearby; is it still full of water despite the liner being torn?

Gardener Survey

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 14:52


Help with Garden Layout/Softening look of garden

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:43

If shade is an issue, try to lift the plants into the sun a bit more. They've done this to some extent in your photos.


Diseased hedge diagnosis

Posted: 03/02/2016 at 15:24

I'm with Dove on this. These plants look quite old, and shrubs don't live forever.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 22:52

It's worth looking at the 2015 results on the Birdwatch website.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 12:00

I've done survey work for the last three BTO Atlases, flowers, and been a member for many years. The Garden Birdwatch is simply a different animal, not an inferior one.

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 11:19

Have you taken this up with the RSPB, flowers?

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