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Latest posts by LorraineP

Onion sets

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 07:32

Hope not - I planted mine last wed.  Never done onions . . . . or veg for that matter.   Sorry this reply no help to you but lets hope someone tells us its OK 

MPC & Growbags

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 22:25

Please could someone enlighten me on the difference between multi-purpose compost and the compost in growbags.  Thanks.


B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 21:57

Just wondering if anyone can recommend a compost they have bought recently.  I bought B&Q Verve this year, even though is was very poor last year.  Thought I could throw it on the borders if it not up to much.  Have been pleasantly surprised that is an improvment on last year.

Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 11:54

You would probably be out of luck at our house Mike, except during winter & wet days.  I'd have spent my day in the garden and cobbled together whatever I could find for dinner.  Kettles always on though!  


Where are YOU?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 21:25

Busy Bee2 - Thanks for enlightening me with some local history (another of my interests) .  Didn't know about this.  Was it the Dock Museum you visited?  Its is only small but very interesting - built over, and in part of a disused dock.  Barrow is well off the main thoroughfare - you definitely have to make a conscious decision to end up here.

What do you do or what did you do at work

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:23

How true Mike, have been of the same opinion for some time.  

Pond almost done!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:14

Your pond looks great, Justin.  Would like to make a pond in my garden for my frog friends but can just imaging our batty dog thinking its for her to paddle in.  Probs have to leave that project for a few years.

Hurry up Friday!

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 08:06

Yes, definitely chilly here, in NW - got my hot water bottle out again!  Can't wait to get in the garden again either, Tootles.   Hoping for a productive bank holiday weekend.    

Just waiting.......

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:59

I'm waiting to see if my raspberry canes have survived a year in my not so attentive care .    Some of them don't look too happy at the moment . . . . fingers crossed!

What magazines/books do you read AND actually use

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 07:47

I used to buy GW every month, but we now get 'Which Gardening' mag included with OH's 'Which' subscription I'm more selective when I buy GW.  I have a small number of books - including Dr Hessayon 'Expert' series, RHS plant encyclopaedia - which I have refered to for many years.  My most recent book acquisition (a present from my mum  ) is 'Gardening in Pyjamas' by Helen Yemm.  Its written in an amusing informal style and addresses all the basics of gardening.  However, my usual source of info now is this forum - have learned so much just by visiting this site.  



Discussions started by LorraineP

Curled new growth on tomato plant

Advice needed on growing tomatoes 
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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? 
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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? 
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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 09:31

MPC & Growbags

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

Greenhouse Advice

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

Nesting Doves

Unusual nesting site? 
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Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 06:40

Egg idenification

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

Raised beds with decking boards

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

Seed germination

Should I cover seeds with compost/vermiculite/perlite? 
Replies: 5    Views: 484
Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 23:13

Advice on growing Raspberries

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Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 17:32

Advice on garden improvements

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