Keyser Soze

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Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 05:46

I think that the persuit of gardening is a reflection of a persons character and we all seem to have a sense of well being.

My Father always used to say the love of gardening is also a love of nature. I would add that its also a love of life itself.

There can be so much going on with our lives but to have our gardens to escape to gives the chance to unwind and forget about our worries for a little while.

Why is this happening ???

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 05:35

I would tend to agree with Bob. Anything grown on a rootstock can get anomolies sprouting from below.

I have on occasions had what I believe are called "sports" coming out of variagated plants. These are reversions to the species from the variety and should be pruned out or they tend to take over the plant.

I did see a lovely cotinus at the garden centre the other day called lady something which I've never seen before and is a lovely olive green colour.


Posted: 17/07/2013 at 06:17

We ended up spiking the whole lawn with one of those things that takes the plugs of earth out. We top dressed with sharp sand, compost, grass seed  and a light loam and filled the holes in as we were going.

Very hard work but it did the trick!


Posted: 16/07/2013 at 05:39

If your drainage is normally poor during wet spells then this could point to clay also.

My whole garden was like this at my old house if it's any comfort!

Talkback: Plant envy

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 10:46

I used these last year and they were great. Unfortunately I see they aren't doing any this year!



The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:40

They are but would swap all our Magpies for Herons any day!

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:25

My Mam had a load of Goldfish and Koi that were eaten by the local Heron. She was quite upset but when she saw the Heron. She took pity on it as "it looked so thin" she said.

The next day she got a load of Mackeral from the fishmongers and laid them on the lawn to feed the Heron. Needless to say the Heron ignored them but we were frequented by lots of Gulls for quite some time!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 08:19

Wow! That's something else! A bit like the death's head with that head marking.

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:18

I'm still offshore at the minute but due home soon!

I can't wait to get cracking and out to the garden centres.

Making a long list of moth friendly plants so fingers crossed.

I hope the timing is right, some years I miss the British summer completely!

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 16:59

Newcastle brown ale in one of those hummingbird feeders perhaps!

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