Latest posts by lisa69

Seed swap

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 15:12

Oh and I also have raddish - scarlet globe, spring onion, rocket, cucumber and sweet pepper (although I failed miserably with those this year).

Seed swap

Posted: 07/12/2012 at 15:10

Hi all

I have tonnes of seeds including

Aquilegia - not sure which varities but one deep purpple and light pinks (also a dwarf blue)

Poppies - Gallore red paper, purple and oriental 

Cornflower - heavenly blue

Snapdragon - yellow and white



Loosetrife - purple variety (I also have mounds of yellow which I'd be only too happy to re-home!)


They're the ones I remember but I'm going to have some fun this afternoon now looking through my seed container to see what else I harvested

What a lovely day its been.. 



Pruning tall evergreen holly

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 16:57

Thanks Newcastle although I planted a holly last year and it doesn't seem to be doing anything at all I do have a lovely yew I wanted to take cuttings from after watch Monty a couple of weeks ago.

nutcutlet wrote (see)

Many thanks David

I've saved to my garden file and will print out as an instruction sheet. I should get the book. One becomes a bit dependent on the internet but you can't beat a good book. 

Best wishes and thanks


Nutcutlet my OH bought me Carol Kliens 'How to Grow your Own Garden'on special offer from WHSmiths (there are some really cheap book deals around in the shops atm)  and its great information for all types of propgation certainly inspired me to have a go next spring


Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 15:41

Thank you jatnikapyar, funnby really it was only meant to be temporary as we bought our fish vfrom our old house, for 2 weeks they lived in a lovely paddling pool until it sadly deflated and we had to make a new home urgento!!

I'm quite lucky as I have french windows and look at the garden from the warmth of the house but yesterday was lovely and I finished putting my snowdrop bulbs in but today has been miserable  and we are forcast snow.

Jonus maybe you should write it off for this year, I keep reading here we only have 12 weeks to wait  and its only 2 weeks to the solstice

on their way to garden near you!

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 08:59

I,ve been really lucky this year, we have long tailed tits, coal tits, goldfinches, greenfinches, even had a bullfinch earlier in the year.  We have an abundance of starlings which I  have to say I have welcomed since reading here they are becoming endangered, but yesterday there was a redwing in the hawthorne tree .  The gardens been a hive of activity I could watch them all day with their funny antics.

Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 08:53

After a mini makeover this is part of the garden (in the summer).  Still have lots to do and have some slopes and things to deal with with and some privacy issues but the OH bought me the RHS Complete Manual and I have some plans for the spring

Thank you so much

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 08:39

Hi Nigel, and thank you all for the lovely warm welcome.

Its lovely to find like minded people, unfortunately my family aren't gardeners and I've had to learn from trial and error with more errors .  We bought our house because of the size of the garden and the sheds and greenhouse that came with it but had a lot to do to clear the weeds and rubbish. Nothing did very well in the greenhouse this year but next year I'm planning to have a go at vegetables and salad crops so will need all the help and advice I can get  


Seed swap

Posted: 06/12/2012 at 08:24
nutcutlet wrote (see)

That seems to work asilvert. Things don't always do as i expect in the computing world. All the pics I've posted before have been mine, this came from google images, perhaps I'm not allowed to use them. 

Sounds like a good party elf centre


nutcutlet wrote (see)

i'm happy to save seed next year for swaps but didn't collect a lot this year. Mostly just let things seed and I'll move the seedlings around when they appear.

asilvert. I picked up a copy of Roger Phillips' 'Wild Flowers of Britain' from the charity shop today. It beats anything else I have for identification purposes. 

Thank Nutcutlet, thats one for my christmas list

Thank you so much

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 16:56

Hello everyone I'm Lisa and I am new around here, I was made redundant a month ago and can't thank you all for helping me through some rubbish days.

I live in Nottinghamshire and we have an average sized garden and we are luck enough to live near a country park so lots of wildlife and I enjoy feeding and watching the many birds.

I am a novice gardener but watch GW and have done for many years but never had much of garden to tend to until we moved here 3 years ago.

I have learnt so much already from you all from recipes to planting techniques to what you want for christmas and its been great fun and brightened my days

Nice to meet you all and thank you again

All I want for Christmas is...

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 16:43

Don't give up Daydaisy, we have a small pond and Mr & Mrs Mallard have come back every year for the past 3 years, they love the remains of the bird food and last year we bought some duck food from our local pet shop, Mr Mallard is my pic

Someone to help me move and repair my garden shed would be lovely thank you santa

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