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Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 12:59

I drive through Rotherham evary day where the council have planted up the roundabouts & central reservations with wild flowers, they look amazing and are a massive improvement on what would normally just be grass. The seeds were supplied by Pictoral Meadows who are in Sheffield..


And heres one of the roundabouts...






Which Hozelock Automatic Watering System?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 23:15

The sprinkler option sounds a great idea, saves messing with pipes and should give a good coverage. And it should be a cheaper option. I'll have look around for a decent sprinkler & timer unit.

Thanks obelixx 

Which Hozelock Automatic Watering System?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 00:04

Can anyone recommend a good automatic watering product please?

When I go on holiday I want my patio pot plants to get watered. There are about 20 pots on my patio. Im guessing I need a timer unit on my tap, approx 15 metres of main hose, with smaller hoses coming off and going to the pots?

The 'Hozelock 20 pot automatic watering kit 2756' looks like it might be suitable.

Does anyone here use one?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 20:46

Netherfield, that looks like a beautifully well kept garden.

I tried to spend the day sat on the patio under the parasol, but as ever my mind wanders to all the little jobs that need doing in the garden. Do instead I trimmed the privet hedge, mowed the lawn, supported the sunflowers.... Eventually I did get to sit down.



 Im still struggling to view the larger photos when clicking on them, is this an issue with this site, or just me?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 17:55

What an amazing gaden Bazrob.

Heres how mines looking at the moment...

 The Scabius is in flower, along with the last of the Aliums. Ive loads of sunflowers (just off picture) ready to burst into colour. Hope they dont do it whilst im on holiday


Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:44

Aren't Lupins great. I always like to plant them alongside foxgloves. Even the tiny planted area on my front garden has them....


Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:37

I think all garden centres are missing out on my great idea....

Have a few small sample gardens all planted up in different styles, with all plants clearly labeled. Then have areas set aside with all these plants potted up and labeled.  That way customers can get inspiration from the sample gardens and see the plants growing and working well together. They can then go and grab the plants they want from the display area and buy them. 


Grass snake

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:41
Pottie Pam wrote (see)

Lovey photo, LeadFarmer. My snake was off like a shot so not a good photo.

Well I was out with my DSLR camera taking photos of a disused WW2 RAF barrage balloon site when I came across the snake. It would have been frustrating to have seen it and not had my camera with me.

Grass snake

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:39

Must be great to see one in your garden. Fascinating to watch I bet?


Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:37

Would love to see an adder in the wild.

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Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Photos of your ponds please

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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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