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Lesley, Cardiff

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Visiting Malvern Spring Show

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:49

Agree with Matty2 that Malvern is a real treat - will let you all know what plants I bring home 


Posted: 09/05/2013 at 13:04

I sympathise - planted new crowns last year and nothing showing so far - had a dig around and absolutely nothing.  Just ordered new crowns to start all over again!

Visiting Malvern Spring Show

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 12:58

Hi - off to Malvern tomorrow.  Long shopping list and money burning a hole in my pocket - can't wait.  Anyone else visiting - what are you going to look at and shop for?  I am looking for lily bulbs and unusual perennials - hope the weather is kind.

update on Jeyes Fluid and cat probs

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 13:52

So glad I read this thread, will be rushing home to soak tea bags in Jeyes - my neighbour has 4 cats and they all use my flower beds!  Would also recommend Jeyes for cleaning, especially washing down the greenhouse to eliminate green mould.

Thanks guys

My first Hedgehog inhabitant

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 14:41

Having been aware of hedgehogs in the garden and passing through, last year I made a hedgehog house out of two wineboxes and put it in a quiet corner, surrounded by some logs and under a small acer tree.  Last weekend I found my dog, trying to dig under the hog-house and getting very excited so I investigated and gently lifted the lid.  The box was full of leaves so obviously there was a nest, but I didn't disturb and replaced the lid, and made the area dog proof!  Since then I have put out semi-moist hedgehog food each night that has disappeared which confirms that I have a hedgehog in residence.  Quite excited at the success of the homemade hog-house.

Help - Total Beginner

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 13:32

Hi Tim - good luck with your new allotment.  My experience as a new allotmenteer is that fellow gardeners will share surplus plants and seedlings (we always grow too many) so take whatever is offered and fill your plot and you will soon find out what does well, and what you like to eat.

Creating a Hedgerow

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 13:49

I planted 40 metres native hedging about 18 months ago, and can recommend that you use a mycorrhizal produce (such as Rootgrow) to help the new plants establish - 200 hedging plants and only 1 plant lost (due to the dog!)

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Discussions started by Lesley, Cardiff

Duckweed Eradication - Any experiences?

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Plant Thieves at NGS Opening

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Apple Tree Canker - Advice/Opinion?

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Visiting Malvern Spring Show

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My first Hedgehog inhabitant

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