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Latest posts by LorraineP


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:37

Good to hear you're home, Mike.  Wishing you a speedy recovery. x


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:17

Does it work for dogs too?


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 22:13

Am I right in thinking, as we have had quite a mild winter there will be more bugs than usual?  The greenfly on my lupins are enoumous and prolific!  

What veg are you growing this year?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 21:48

This year I'm mainly growing onions!  I do have some raspberries in but they are letting me know they don't like where they are - too wet over the winter. For the last few years I have wanted to try growing some veg but it just didn't happen for various reasons.  So this year I decided no matter what I would grow something, so onions it is . . . . and rescuing raspberries.  At least its a start.  I' m still in the process of digging new veg beds, so I'll be pleased if I manage to get them done ready for next year.


Posted: 05/05/2014 at 20:46

I'm a fan of Beechgrove too - and its not ousted for the boring snooker either!  

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 21:06

I go with it then, mine are also starting to bud and look healthy plants so seems a shame to nip off the forming flowers.  Thanks.

What animal did this come from

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:40

Agree with you Dove, Hedgehog poo darker and looks bit like cat poo.

Strawberry Plants

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 20:33

Should expect to get fruit from the strawberry plants I  bought recently, or is it better to wait until next year?  Seems such a long time to wait.

World Naked Gardening Day

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:29

Ha ha Pansyface  .   There used to be a woman - a wrinky one - local to me who used to parade around town in a bikini.    Think she was escorted by the police on several occasions - right put me off me shoppin' !

What do I grow?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 08:07

Astrantia, skimmia, lupins, Acer, spirea, Japonica, Rowen, raspberry, hosta, fushia, huchera, ivy, calla lilies, geum, hardy lobilia, liatris, forsythia, hypericum, honeysuckle, clematis, Japanese anemones, 

Quite surprised myself with this list, didn't think I had very much in my garden - and These are the ones that hopefully I haven't repeated.


Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Advice needed on growing tomatoes 
Replies: 6    Views: 165
Last Post: Yesterday at 07:08

Onion advice

Onion growing advice for newbie veg gardener 
Replies: 2    Views: 131
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 16:04

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 4    Views: 183
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 00:15

New Veg Bed

Is soil affected by lawn teatment? 
Replies: 0    Views: 86
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 09:50

Strawberry Plants

Should I expect fruit this summer? 
Replies: 9    Views: 375
Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

What's the difference? 
Replies: 8    Views: 330
Last Post: 04/05/2014 at 19:45

Greenhouse Advice

Advice on what to consider before buying a greenhouse 
Replies: 38    Views: 3547
Last Post: 03/04/2014 at 08:28

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
Replies: 12    Views: 517
Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

Difference between earthworm eggs and slug eggs 
Replies: 7    Views: 542
Last Post: 03/05/2013 at 17:47

Raised beds with decking boards

Is pressure treated wood bad for the garden? 
Replies: 4    Views: 4480
Last Post: 14/04/2013 at 10:55

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 483
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

Replies: 6    Views: 725
Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

Replies: 5    Views: 771
Last Post: 23/02/2013 at 12:33
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