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Latest posts by LorraineP


Posted: 06/04/2013 at 14:37

I planted some lupin seeds, saved from the plants in my garden.  I have put one seed in each small pot.  Not sure where to put the pots, ie in a properator, outside, inside, in a sunny position?  Please would someone share their knowledge.  Thanks  

top dressing for a lawn

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 13:55

Thanks, your advice is much appreciated, Frank and Brumbull.  Looks like my list of gardening jobs is growing  (pardon the pun!) but I'll look forward to getting them done (unlike the household chores).

Bamboo taking over the world.... Okay, garden.

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 12:45

Can you suggest any that would grow quickly, please?  I was thinking of doing a similar thing by putting bamboo in a container (haven't seen last nights GW yet). I would like a plant to go against a fence in a sheltered corner in order to gain some privacy, so would need to reach about 9ft.

top dressing for a lawn

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:48

Thanks Brumbull  

top dressing for a lawn

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 11:11

Excuse me jumping in here - I am also wanting to improve my lawn and just wondered if George could share any knowledge of leveling a lawn.  Mine is a bit 'bumpy', it has dips/hollows.  Not major but the mower doesn't roll smoothly over it 


Amateur Weatherman/woman

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 22:23

Brilliant picture BTB - I have only recently begun to appreciate how facinating the night sky is - would love to get a telescope.


Amateur Weatherman/woman

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 17:37

I have been a weather watcher for 5+ years - not because of the garden but to know what to expect when I have to take the dog for a walk.  I don't have to garden if it's not suitable weather but she has to go for a walk.

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 13:54

Would appear you have done all you could then - is the battle still worth fighting - I'd just not use them again.  Here's hoping in another 4 months you get a sympathetic letter of apology and some compensation. 

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 13:37

Think you must have used the key word lilylouise - 'disapointed'.  Someone on a differnet thread said they always get a better response/more positive outcome when making a complaint by using the word 'disappointed'.  Probably also helps to be calm and polite as Sotongeoff says.  A degree of patience is also required as these large companies are dealing with huge numbers of customers and in these days of cut back probs don't have sufficient staff to deal.  Just an opionion.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 09:59

TT - hilarious - sorry chaps  


Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Advice needed on growing tomatoes 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 18:55

Onion advice

Onion growing advice for newbie veg gardener 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 4    Views: 206
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
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Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
Replies: 9    Views: 399
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
Replies: 8    Views: 347
Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

Advice on what to consider before buying a greenhouse 
Replies: 38    Views: 3738
Last Post: 03/04/2014 at 08:28

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
Replies: 12    Views: 535
Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
Replies: 7    Views: 560
Last Post: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
Replies: 4    Views: 4767
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 499
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

Replies: 6    Views: 746
Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

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Last Post: 23/02/2013 at 12:33
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