Latest posts by lisa69

I am newbie here

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 14:32

Hi James and welcome.

Lovely photo's and your bamboo is very impressive, there is lots to learn here and everyone is really helpful and friendly.

Happy gardening

Talkback: How to protect plants in winter

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:32

I use carefully positioned bamboo canes to make sort of a tent of bubble wrap inside my greenhouse.

I cut one down slightly and found it fit perfectly into the pointy bit of the roof and then I just hang the bubble over it in strips until the whole thing is covered. Then a couple more to wedge into the frame at the bottom of the roof and it works pretty well for me.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 15:26
obelixx wrote (see)

Flood plains should not be built on - it's asking for trouble


I agree completely, the local authorities have just passed plans to build further houses on flood plains in our village.  The drainage is hardly sufficient for the houses here already let alone 500 more and the flood water has to go somewhere.  For the past 3 years we have been flooded in.

Its raining again and its been relentless all day .

Overgrown Montana Clematis

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 17:39

I bought a Montana last year to cover the side of an ugly concrete, pebble dash garage we have at the bottom of our garden.  After reading this and seeing these pictures I hope mine grows as impressive as these, they are beautiful.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 10:18

We have snow this morning it isn't settling at the minute but the sky is full of it.

Tropical plants

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 09:30

Hi Cody . I agree with Mike, it is lovely to read a young gardeners posts.


I was looking at this yesterday and found it truly inspirational, not sure if it will help.


blairs wrote (see)

Have a look at Steve's garden - looks similar to what you have and want

And hardy tropicals is a very informative site.
Good luck and let us know how it goes



What would you do

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 16:53

LOL I thought I was being good last weekend when I got the tape measure, the graph paper and the OH to finally measure and properly plan our garden (instead of my usual gun hoe approach

But now I'm of to Plantify and Google Sketchup  big thank you.

Noob from Lincolnshire

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 14:39

Thanks Nut  I learn something new here everyday

Noob from Lincolnshire

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:40

Welcome Pignut.. Pull up a chair, grab a coffee and enjoy (I loose hours here sometimes just reading and giggling).

Loads of help and advice here and lots of nice people, good luck with the new home and project .

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 13:37

We have the white stuff forecast for tomorrow here in Nottinghamshire.

Sorry to read your post Diggindoris, it must be awful (although I reckon walking on blancmange would be quote fun).  Hopefully it subsides before we do get any hard frosts or snow.

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