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Latest posts by lindsay2610

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 15:47

Hi Rainwater Fanatic, I must say it's nice to use compost with a clear conscience. I was a bit worried about the peat free aspect, but it's a lot better than the standard peat based ones. Win-win!

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 08:29

And I just read that it won Which? best container compost 2012!  Garden centre's got an offer on for 6bags for £20. Where's my coat?

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 08:26

I always bought whatever was on offer but after a terrible batch of Levington's last year, full of twigs and ither rubbish, I tried New Horizon peat free and I'll be sticking with it. It's dark, crumbly, holds the moisture brilliantly and almost every seed I sowed germinated easily.  Very satisfied gardener! At £4.99 for 60 litres, it's not cheap, but the garden centre always has offers on, so I wait for those and stock up.

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:25

Today I went back to the GC to pick up two grow bags I bought yesterday but forgot to take with me .  Luckily they believed me!  Potted on my red cabbages (raised bed not built yet) and carried on painting my arbour.  Decided to do it in two shades, willow green and cream.  Seemed like a good idea - taking an age!  Also planted more salad.

 

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 22:05

I'm not sure I really understand.  Most of my working day I don't have time to spend doing things I would rather be doing - because I'm being paid to do something else, and that pays my bills.  Just because we see these people entertaining us in our spare time, doesn't mean that they're not doing a job. Surely his priority was the job he had to do? Fair enough in my view....

Encouraging young gardeners

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 21:50

Well said anonymous.  I don't understand the time constraints or pressures in this situation, and I'm sure there are numerous requests like this and it's impossible to accommodate them all.  Maybe we should give the benefit of the doubt as readily as we are happy to condemn someone.

Why is my thyme growing???

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:14

Mine also took some time to get going, but are vigorous now. The soil in that bed is dry and poor, which it does seem to like, but the wet summer didn't slow it at all.

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 16:34

Actually I just googled it, and it says they're a dwarf variety!  It didn't say on the Suttons packaging how tall they grow, but they're limp and floppy like a climber?

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 16:32

Definitely climbers....I think the variety is 'Delikett' or something similar?

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 09:12

Thanks all!  I'll take a look at the links.

Verdun - the raised bed isn't available as it's not built and I'm reliant on hubby's availability to get it done.  The other are finished but already planted up with parsnips, carrots, onions and garlic.  I was hoping the legumes bed would be ready by now, but there you go....

Discussions started by lindsay2610

The blue tits are house hunting!

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Last Post: 14/01/2014 at 16:20

Clematis Grp 3 Pruning - RHS says one thing, GW another

Advice needed please 
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Last Post: 05/11/2013 at 15:45

Hot weather, water butts running out, ericaceous plants

Help? 
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Last Post: 15/07/2013 at 19:36

A sycamore rant

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Last Post: 24/06/2013 at 14:21

Plant ID please

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 15:41

Help, help, help! Just tipped a tin of paint over my lawn

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 13:08

Gardeners World Live tomorrow

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Last Post: 18/06/2013 at 10:53

Soap spray

Okay for anything? 
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Last Post: 13/06/2013 at 10:56

Any idea what's happening to my hebe?

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Last Post: 10/06/2013 at 21:28

Ground cover plants for a garden I'm never in

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Last Post: 06/08/2013 at 20:17

English bluebells vs Spanish ones

Am I fighting a losing battle? 
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Last Post: 02/06/2013 at 19:58

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

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Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 16:39

Sugar snaps are ready, but the beds are not!

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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 21:34

Camellia buds not opening

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 07/05/2013 at 09:36

Moving honeysuckle

Is this plan likely to work? 
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