Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 20:09

And why did Chris Evans have a garden there, whats his connection to gardening? I don't get it.

Chelsea 2017

Posted: 26/05/2017 at 20:07

Pleased you had a nice day Tootles. 

I agree with you about some of the gardens. Over the years there have been some truly hideous gardens, based more on representing a thought or emotion etc. This years Bermuda garden looks awful, and the Seedip garden was just plain stupid with all that copper piping.

Why not just make real gardens that people might actually want to copy at home?

pet companions

Posted: 18/05/2017 at 19:18
The tattooed gardener says:

And this is zeus 

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 Looks like a Pied blue male budgie.

Pruning Magnolia?

Posted: 16/05/2017 at 23:00

I have a magnolia susan which never seems to flower well, flowering is sparse at best, as per the photo where you can see just a few flowers at the very top of the plant.

Its in clay soil and gets sun most of the day. I have a magnolia tree nearby which flowers wonderfully every year. The magnolia susan is about 6ft tall. I haven't ever pruned it and I'm wondering if I should?

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pet companions

Posted: 13/05/2017 at 23:55
scroggin says:

Leadfarmer, what gorgeous labs, hope they find a great home together.

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Yes, they will only re-homed as a pair. 

pet companions

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 21:11

These are the latest two labs that we are fostering until a home is found for them. They come from a broken marriage and needed rehoming. These boys are absolutely beautiful and we will miss them when they are gone..

Bird ID

Posted: 27/04/2017 at 22:37

Beautiful looking birds. Im lucky enough to get them in my garden, and I encourage them with sunflower hearts and niger seed.

Ive also had them nesting in my laurel hedge. Their nests are tiny yet beautifully made...

Last edited: 27 April 2017 22:40:18

Dead frogs

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 20:50

No, they look perfectly normal and unmarked. Some were on the lawn by the pond, some were in the pond and bloated.

Dead frogs

Posted: 16/04/2017 at 17:40

Lots of dead frogs appearing in my mothers garden, both in her pond and on the lawn. No marks on them, so haven't been pecked by the birds. Quite strange really. I guess it might be some kind of disease?

Gardeners' World

Posted: 12/03/2017 at 19:08
Topbird says:

Beautiful garden Lead Farmer. 

Your excellent planting sets off your handywork very well. I really should have a go and making those obelisks myself...

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 Thanks, they were actually very easy to make. I didn't even use a tape measure. I just laid two timber batons at angles on the patio, made sure they were square (not wonky) and joined them together with the cross pieces, then marked around them with chalk on the patio, and then put to one side. Then laid two more batons on the floor, lining up with chalk marks and joining with cross members,  then joined both sides together with more cross members.

Geof finished his off with plumbing ball cocks on top, but I didn't get around to that bit.

Last edited: 12 March 2017 19:12:31

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