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Posted: 26/11/2015 at 22:23

What about the Kneelo knee pads - I think they're brilliant for those of us who creak a bit. Fix by Velcro around the knees (which could be a bit longer or perhaps I've just got big legs) very, very comfy, just about water and soil proof and washable - comes in manly colours. A lot easier than using a kneeling pad because you can just shuffle along on your knees. About £15 from memory from most garden centres.


Posted: 14/11/2015 at 18:30

I found a circle of grit about six inches wide right round each delphinium has stopped any slugs and snails getting to mine, plus slug pellets in the Spring when the shoots are young and juicy.

Bird feeders

Posted: 24/10/2015 at 13:48

Thanks Fidgetbones, they sound as though they might be the answer so I'll try one - and save my blood pressure!

Bird feeders

Posted: 23/10/2015 at 21:38

Hi,  Just wondered if anybody has tried the new squirrel proof bird feeders from Homegar? These ones have drop down port blockers activated by weight so claim to be squirrel proof. They are quite expensive at £24.99 plus P&P each or £39.99 for two so I'd really like to know whether they work or not before I order.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 15:15

Saw the serious weather warnings about thunderstorms, hail, torrential rain etc etc last night, so rushed out in the twilight to retie my delphiniums, tie up bigger clumps, took down hanging baskets, put everything I could  carry back in the greenhouse and generally battened down the hatches, went to bed and prayed.

This morning, no rain, no thunder, and sunshine, albeit a bit close and thundery like. I've even got a big umbrella over my big front door trough as it would be a disaster if that got trashed a week before we open.

Although it's started raining now, please, please don't let it get any worse!!!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 20:49

I've spent the day trying to clean all the paving around the house as our garden opening is in a fortnight's time. I used Patio Magic till that ran out - it doesn't seem to go very far and then resorted to a splash of Fairy Liquid and bleach scrubbed with a brush.  We made the mistake of being seduced by beautifully pale Indian sandstone with fossils in it about 8 years ago, to match the Bath stone of the house, but it's a nightmare to keep clean.

Tried a power washer last year which did the business but took all the mortar out and was jolly hard work - anybody got any other recommendations please?

ID on Irises please

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 21:19

Thanks Ceres - I did wonder if that was the right one, looked at it in Wooten's catalogue last night so I'm pleased somebody else has confirmed it.

ID on Irises please

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 22:07

Thanks Buttercupdays.

I did check in Clare Austin's book first but couldn't see the burgundy iris there - I'll see if Wootens is online.

ID on Irises please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:02


Can anyone identify these two irises for me please?

clematis joe 's misery

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 22:28

Hello Sarah,  I don't know where you live but have you kept it well watered? It's been so dry in most places that it may well have just stopped still until it gets some moisture - my wisteria seems to have done the same, one truss is blooming, the rest - nil. I did read somewhere that clematis need 2 gallons every few days.

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