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Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:48

I think there's scope for another progrmme so that there is a fluffy pretty-flowers-and-music (guest starring Nigel) and a seperate technical information programme.  I'd watch both.


Posted: 14/09/2013 at 20:14

I've been notcing the music on GW for a while, I really like it and would agree with Dovefromabove that it's on when no one is talking so doesn't distract me.  I feel it's worth adding my (not very exciting) opinion to balance some views - it can be one sided if only the upset comment.

Bee hotel full!

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 08:44

I was painting my house recntly and came across a hole in the wall where insulation had been squirted in.  The bees were buzzing in and out. I wasn't sure I wanted them in the walls and blocked it up. After 1/2 an hour of distressed bees searching for thei hole I gave in and unblocked it. I guess they'll do no harm.

Free Cosmos Purity Seeds with March Issue

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 20:29

I planted some in pots on the windowsill, ran out of space and jusr scattered the rest (can take the risk if they're free). Plants from pots are now flowering, broadcast ones are still pretty green froth.  But I'll use them again - they're lovely. 

Would be interested to know if they'll seed themselves - I always prefer self sustaining plants.

pics of my garden at mo

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 21:17

Are others willing to share pics?  I know it's a hard act to follow, but I'd love to see everyone's ideas...


What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:14

I uncovered my beetroot seedlings in the garden - the BBC weather forecast seems to say we're warming up.  I also spread some fertiliser on the lawn as advised by Beechgrove Garden.  Then it got cold and very windy.  Again.

Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:05

May 2011


Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:03

May 2010


Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 19:41

I've tried fruit trees against a fence.  Pears, fan trained against an east-ish facing fence worked well in the last garden.  In the current, south facing garden I'm trying a step-over apple aginst a 3 foot metal post and rail type fence.  Productive and pretty - with a bit of pruning interest thrown in.

Do these grow through plants?

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:52

I think I'm going to plant some bearded irises just so I can watch them grow in the sin (see Gardening Grandma's advice).  For the rest, I've piled most of these into borders in a haphazard way and it's all produced a gorgeous jam-packed cottage garden.  What I'm not so keen on is having to stake plants - artjak - does hacking them down mean you don't have to stake delphiniums?


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Planting a greengage now?

Unplanned purchase, now what.... 
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Leaf spots

orange spots on hollyhock leaves 
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Planting a new trough

Which plants will work well in a 1m trough 
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