London (change)
Today 13°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 13°C / 8°C


Latest posts by landgirl100

water butt

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 17:57

Wow, those are expensive! Think I'll go for something a bit cheaper!


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 00:01

Lidl and Aldi have been selling what looks like the identical items, only cheaper. I tried one out last year - the one with the crocosmia and iris. The irises grew and flowered, only one was blue instead of white, and the crocosmia only produced a few leaves and no flowers. It was a bit dismal! I'll stick to planting my own combinations in future.

Old secateurs

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 16:23

Thanks for the info about the service. I'd like to have a go myself first, just not sure how to de-rust. They are actually too big for my hand so probably wouldn't use them myself.

Old secateurs

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 12:19

I've just been clearing out the greenhouse. So far I've found two hand forks, one of those claw cultivator things, and three pairs of secateurs (among an awful lot of other stuff!). One is a Felco pair, and another is Wilkinson Sword. They are quite rusty, the Felco ones are seized up. Is it worth trying to save them, and if so, how?

Clematis Montana Var Rubens 'Pink Perfection'

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 13:51

You're right, you will cut off all the flower buds if you prune now. Do it after flowering. It's not that easy to train though, in my experience!

Timber Compost Bins

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 13:44

I've got both types and I can't see any difference between them as far as the compost produced goes. As long as they are at least a metre square, you will be fine with either type.

Cutting sambucus nigra back

Posted: 07/02/2015 at 13:40

Elders are always very early to come into bud. Don't worry, it will still produce lots of new shoots when you cut it back.

Living fence

Posted: 06/02/2015 at 23:37

Dove, do these "fedges" look good in winter as well as when they are in leaf? 


Posted: 06/02/2015 at 23:24

Berghill, I've found the same. I planted a load last spring (I think 100) and 6 have appeared this year. There are several large patches nearby in the garden that have been spreading slowly for 20 years, so I don't really understand why the new ones are sulking.

Mole problem

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 22:43

Sorry but trapping the mole is the only sure way to get rid of it. Now is the time as moles start to breed in early spring.

Discussions started by landgirl100

Old secateurs

Replies: 4    Views: 248
Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 16:23

Garrya worth saving?

Replies: 6    Views: 229
Last Post: 01/02/2015 at 20:00

Tree spinach

Replies: 6    Views: 321
Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 15:04

Unknown paeony

Replies: 8    Views: 330
Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:12

Gorgeous fern

Replies: 2    Views: 318
Last Post: 18/05/2014 at 06:36

Who ate the lupins???

Replies: 12    Views: 908
Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 19:44

Cherry plum suckers

Replies: 5    Views: 521
Last Post: 09/03/2014 at 07:31

Seeds in mortar

Replies: 5    Views: 422
Last Post: 21/01/2014 at 18:02

Greenhouse renovation?

Replies: 12    Views: 890
Last Post: 19/01/2014 at 21:48

Seeds have arrived!

Replies: 10    Views: 558
Last Post: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

Can't get no inspiration!

Replies: 26    Views: 1610
Last Post: 10/01/2014 at 23:53
11 threads returned