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Latest posts by Lyn

Making a wildlife pond

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:08

We made a pond last summer, I looked at the pre formed, and in fact bought one! What a mistake it was, , it didnt have a very slopey end for little baby newts and frongs to climb out of, it was an absolute pain in the wotsit to dig the hole exactly like the contours which is absolutely crucial, so dumped that and bought this.

Its very good, easy to cut and lay, we used the brown side uppermost but that is a matter of choice.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 15:50

Bought the seed compost, nice lot of time to warm it before sowing.

GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 17:39

Thank you Dove, somehow I didnt think it was something Daniel could sort out. I do find this forecast extremely accurate for where we live, and of course, very handy. OH uses it to plan his day.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:10

dont be tempted to sow the Cleome till the latest times shown on the packet, they really are a heat loving plant, dont be tempted to plant out until June, they will go right through the season then.

GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 01:45

Only two days full forecast showing all the rest are the shortened versions.

Talkback: How to plant a cherry tree

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 01:42

No advert on mine, have you got Adblocker installed. The adverts do pay for the site to stay open though.

There maybe something wrong with your computer Johnny, your exclamation mark button is stuck on!

Video for how to

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 01:26

No, I have just checked and watched some, first one on pruning with secateurs.

GW weather

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 00:28

I do find it very accurate for my area, hopefully it will come back working soon.


Posted: 30/01/2015 at 00:26

You absolutely will be an expert gardener, we all had to start, you will learn what works and what doesnt.

Personally, I dont bother to sow annuals in the Autumn anymore, they dont get much light, risk getting eaten, as you say, and the Spring sown ones catch up just the same.

 You worry about them and I have found its just not worth the hassle. You still cant plant them out until you harden them off, by then, your Spring sown ones are much the same.

Cornflowers are easy to grow and if you sow some mid March, they will be just right for planting  out in May/June time.

The seeds I do sow in the summer to Autumn are perennials, foxgloves, delphiniums etc, and take cuttings then of plants I already have.

Help needed on idea's

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 00:07
jennifer clark wrote (see)

I'll need to replace all these but have no idea what with?

Budgerigars maybe

Seriously though, could you make a fenced enclosure for the dogs, if you replace what you have now, whats to stop them peeing on a new lot of plants.

You will need to leave the ground clean for a while before you replant.



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Mirabilis Longiflora

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anyone have one of these?

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root trainers v. pots

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calling Gardengirl

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water lily

pot or not 
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friend or foe?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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Plant ID please

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Recommended Books

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Common. milkweed

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New pond

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