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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 13:11

I live only minutes from Renishaw Hall, but have only been once many years ago. I really ought to visit again.


Leaf Mulch

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 13:09

Ive always done it in bags, but I'm in the process of building a new 3 bay compost with an added section for leaves, like yours mine will be chicken mesh sides.

Leaf Mulch

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 12:38

You could always run the lawn mower over them first, that way you can get more leaves into your leaf store, and they will rot down faster. Keep them damp.

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 12:03

nutcutlet, id like to join you please. The weather might be a contributory factor though as I shall be on my motorbike. If the weather is mostly dry then I should be ok for this, and travelling from Sheffield I intend to take in the National Memorial Arboretum en-route. Ive put this in my diary, and shall keep an eye on this thread.

Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:52

Where are we ordering our bulbs from for next year? 

I've used various online suppliers over the years for tulips, daffs & alliums, and I'm yet to settle for any one single supplier. Anywhere online doing any good deals?

Alliums In A Pot

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:48

I have alliums in pots on my patio every year, plant the bulbs into pots on the patio in autumn, and left on the patio over winter, and they have always performed well.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 07/09/2015 at 11:42

Found somewhere selling these Box column plants for £39 each so snapped up a couple and planted them to frame my front door..

Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:44

Im looking for suggestions on where I could plant out a few oak tree saplings please?

When my son was born I collected the acorns for him from Parliament Oak in Nottinghamshire where King John supposedly held emergency parliaments under the tree. I've kept potting the saplings on over the years with the intention of planting them out somewhere where he can see them during his life. Maybe a park, or a woodland somewhere?

The saplings are now 9yrs old and have been living in pots on my patio, but they are now of a size where they really need planting out.

Heres a photo of myself and my baby son back in 2006 stood next to Parliament Oak having collected the acorns..


And heres a photo taken a few weeks ago by the same tree..

 And heres a photo of the oak saplings on my patio, though you can only make out two of the taller ones





Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:33

Be sure to post photos of the new pond build please Paula.

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 17:31

Id say theres no perfect time to disturb or empty a wildlife pond, but probably best done early spring or late autumn when theres less activity?

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Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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Seeds from tall Foxgloves

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3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

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Unknown plant on GW?

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Which birds nest is this?

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Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

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Photos of your ponds please

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Seed Potato Suppliers

Where do you buy from? 
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I'd like a plant like this...

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Ornamental grass seed?

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Any good lawn mower forums?

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Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

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Planting suggestions for new path?

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Everedge steel lawn edging?

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