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Latest posts by Kezza

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 09:26

Oh gosh and darn, did it miss it

Guess I was doing something more interesting like shopping, or playing in my own garden

Was going to watch it, for a larf, glad I didn't bother wasting my eyes given the comments above.

Monty's advice on Strawberries ........

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 11:02

Hi all


After watching GW last Friday, I'm now confused about how / where to put my strawberry plants!!  I knew that the plants only have a 3-4 year lifespan and should be replaced after this time, but Monty said NOT to plant them in the same spot year after year?  I never knew this  Does anyone else move their strawberry plants every year, or just leave them where they are, and replace every 3-4 years ?  Any advice is gratefully appreciated, as I will soon be planning and digging my fruit garden, to include 2 dozen strawberry plants I have waiting to go in !!  I've only ever grown strawberries in pots before, so putting them in the ground will be new to me anyway.

Identifying a plant

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 15:53

I agree Potentilla, I have a yellow one, and a red one in my garden.  The red one is one of my all-time favourite plants in my garden, probably the favourite for flowers.  It is soft strawberry red, with a creamy yellow hue in the middle - just fab !

Hope you find the plant you're looking for, for your garden.

Down among the chrysanthemums

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 12:39

could they be mini puff ball mushrooms ?  I had a white one in my lawn the other day, about an inch or so in diameter ..................

Flying Ants

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 12:29

Hi all


Had millions, oh ok, hundreds of flying ants all over my cottage roof last night.  I usually open both sky light windows when I get home from work as the temperature is absolutely oppressive on hot days, but last night could only open one end for fear of being eaten alive during my sleep by them, my larf !

Peach tree

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:22

I bought a peach tree a couple of months back from Homebase, which was basically dead unbeknown to me I persevered with it, stared at it every day, but still it didn't grow.  I'm gonna dig up the stick now, and plant a fig tree.  Got one of those for the garden, and one for the greenhouse, so both options covered.


There was another thread on here a month or so ago from someone else who had bought a peach tree from Homebase, which wasn't particularly showing (many / any) signs of life, so perhaps shop around.


Good luck with whichever one you get for your parents.


Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:17

OMG - I'm in NE Scotland too and they've been absolutely mental of late, really annoying me and my 2 dogs, biting their faces  hopefully with the sun out today, it'll dry the ground a bit, and keep them at bay a little.

Lancashire skies.

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 09:13

ditto for north east scotland - let's see how long it lasts

more coming soon

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 14:00

Hi everyone


I'm just about to crash into the big 40

I live in North East Scotland (though originally from the South East), and have just inherited a third of an acre garden with the cottage I purchased in December of last year, which hadn't been touched for a couple of years.  It has previously been landscaped into a massive veg plot, and then put back to grass, so I have spent the last 4 months re-landscaping it into a modest veg plot, one massive flowerbed, smaller flowerbeds around-about, a mini-orchard, and have yet to cut my soft fruit area.  I have 2 small greenhouses (metal frame and plastic cover type) and have recently bought a second-hand aluminium and glass one to put together - just how many greenhouses does one person need ?  I've never had one, so am playing at seeing what I can grow in them.  This is the biggest garden I've ever had, and feel very lucky that I can now play with it to my heart's content.  I have 2 dogs, who love the garden also and are happy that you can throw a frizbee full whack without damaging anything !!!  I'd say I'm relatively experienced in the garden, know a reasonable amount of plants, but as ever am always learning new names of plants, and wanting new things.  I think my postman must think I'm bonkers as he's been delivering plants practically every week since March this year !!!!!  I have lots of different birds to the garden, and deer outside my kitchen window.  Haven't seen any badgers or foxes though, and will be making a hedgehog habitat in the near future.   I'm planting flowerbeds everywhere I possibly can, and search constantly for insect friendly species to encourage the wildlife.  My next project in the garden, after sorting my fruit patch, will be a pond.  About 15' x 7' I reckon.  There was already a trench dug in the far corner of the garden, goodness knows what for, but it's going to become my pond, only problem is my garden's on a slight slope, so I have to figure out what to put at the lower end to stop the water just running away.  Might have to speak to the local farmer to drop a couple massive boulders there I reckon, line with carpet and then liner and away I go !   looking forward to getting frogs and toads in the garden / pond, already dug up one toad when I was cutting my veg patch (don't think he was best pleased as he squirted at me).


Hope that's enough info to be going on with

encouraging the local woodpecker to come back to the garden

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 12:25

Hi one girl and her dog(s)


here's another one girl and her dog(s)


I have the black and white woodpeckers here (north east Scotland).


I find that mine like the peanuts most.  He / she visits from time to time, but you do have to be SO STILL so as not to scare them, the feeder is outside my front room window, about 10 foot away.  They do always know you're there, as Robot says their eyesight is phenomenal !!  It's a pleasure to see them though, so if I see one, I have to play 'statues' for about 5 minutes til they're finished feeding

Discussions started by Kezza

Monty's advice on Strawberries ........

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grass clippings at base of established azalea

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