Latest posts by Leggi

really need help

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 19:08

Hi Andy, my approach would be to break the garden up in to different areas in your head or on a piece of paper in to small manageable areas, taking the 'bit here, bit there' approach can often make people feel defeated quickly. When you have divided your garden up just deal with the one patch at a time, setting goals of what you want to do there based on what you can physically get done in one day. Take photos, lots of them, and when you feel fed up and that you're not getting anything done (as we all do sometimes) look through them and surprise yourself with how much you've done.

This time of year and well in to Autumn is best for digging over the soil and preparing your beds for either veggies or where you want plants in spring, get the little ones involved and think of what jobs they can be getting on with whilst you're doing the physical things that they can't.

The best advice I can give is to stop thinking of the garden as a whole thing, gardening is one little victory at a time and can't be rushed anyway. As soon as I realised this I started enjoying gardening and being outside even more.

I hope that helps, best of luck and hopefully you'll keep us updated with some of those photos.

Splitting Strawberries

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 18:29

Looks like mealybugs to me, a general problem with plants in greenhouses or houseplants. What are the leaves like?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 18:21

Welcome to the forum sunnydays.

Almost perfect digging day today cool breeze and clouds, ground was rock hard though.

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/08/2012 at 13:48

Lottie - Your Cosmos might have self seeded in to the same spot, it probably isn't the same plant.

Naughty Geoff mentioning Christmas when I haven't given up hope of having a summer yet.

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 23:17

You can add my thanks to the list too, I hadn't heard of Beechgrove before I signed up here.


Posted: 20/08/2012 at 19:51

@Robot - Amazing pictures!

What is this plant?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 18:36

I'm not convinced that's knotweed either, any chance of a few more pics? Perhaps some of where it's growing?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 23:09

Shrinking Violet - that's the price you pay for living in such a beautiful corner of our island, I still think the moors are more beautiful when the mist is rolling across. I'm sure I'd change my mind pretty quickly if I had a garden down there though...

Cabbage Butterflies & Nasturtium

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 23:03

Lovely tale Dove, this year I think I've mostly been a slug farmer.

They are pretty Hollie, it's just a shame they are so hungry. But then we all know the story of the very hungry caterpillar!

Plant Confirmation please

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 19:38

No problem James. I have one growing in a pot in my garden, apparently it self seeds quite a lot (this is my first year of having one so I can't confirm that yet). Just be aware of that when you put it in and of course where you put it too.

Personally I'm all for plants that produce lots of seedlings, and don't mind digging things out and potting them up if they pop up in odd places.

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