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i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 18:52

I definitely wouldnt give cheese to a dog, much too salty, there are vitamins and minerals in dog food these days.

Only ever used cheese for tablet taking. But then some people give their dogs chocolate!

Was going to dig our pond out today

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 11:15

Mine is 2ft 6in in the middle with graduating shelf levels, it well froze this winter, if it had been any shallower I dont think the hibernating frogs would have survived. They got right in the middle of the deepest bit.

I have a book that states the wildlife live in the top 4in, but that is just not practical. You need depth to put your plants in.

churned up lawns from heavy useage

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 02:03

Whatever has a ride on mower and trailer been doing on it this early in the season?

AsWelshonion says try this

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 01:54

Borage and Cerinthe, both extremely easy to grow from seeds. Maybe Google 'Bee friendly flowers' and see what you like, then you can strip the grass off, dig over a patch, put a handful of chicken pellets, Growmore or similar fertalizer in and plant out your little plants.

Back garden privacy

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 23:58

Katy, your neighbour may like a new fence, I have found, since moving to an area made up of mostly older people, that they get frightened of trees and large shrubs.

Whether its fear of them falling onto them or their property, or in the case of my previous NDN, she was frightened someone may be hiding in them, so a plain fence may be just what she wants.

Have a word with her, let her know your fears for your children, you never know, she may help out with cost if you plead!


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 13:28

Lovely piccys.

I have a few hellebores just coming, snowdrops very slow as seems to be across all regions, last year at this date they were up and finished.

I am just popping into town, dont want to go out but needs must, its mums birthday on Thursday and I havent got her card yet.

Thank you SGL for your lovely email, I really enjoy reading them, also to Runnybeak, Thankyou.


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:57
Verdun wrote (see)

Lyn, but the noise is terrible.  Ever heard drunk slugs singing.?

I know Verdun, worse than a gang of women out on  a Jethro night!

I can vouch for the nematodes, if you have a smallish garden, but expensive if you have a large one. Dont do them too early though, they die in the cold.


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:53

Here a photo of mine last year in mid June. first one 18th second 22nd.

There are Sweet Williams, Lupins, Delphiniums, Foxgloves, Aconitum (best not for a wedding!!!) Campanula, Aquilegia, Allium.

There aren't many annuals in bloom this early and if you want the Spring flowers such as Delphiniums, you would need to buy seeds or plants this year for flowering next.


You could try some pansies in pretty pots, grow from seed late this summer ready for next June


Back garden privacy

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:31

If it were me having small children playing, I would,  without a doubt put up 5/6ft fencing.

Trellis with clematis is not green all year round, at the moment my montana looks awful, like a load of dead straw, you need something enclosed. Even the quickest growing trees/shrubs wont grow big enough by the summer when the little ones are out playing. Maybe your neighbour wants to look in!

My daughter is a childminder and has 6ft high fences, even along the roadside where they should be only one metre, but in the circumstances was allowed to leave it.

New Build, New Garden

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:14

If you sort out the drainage problem, you can grow anything you fancy.

Maybe you can dig a trench around the edge of your garden, lay perforated piping cover with shingles/stones, and divert the water away. I have this type of drainage all around my patio, it works very well.

It's all very well choosing plants for a boggy garden, but in time your lawn will be covered in moss,not grow very well and eventually die.

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