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Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:35

Sleet,hail,thunder and now glorious sunshine here on the Isle of Wight!

Protecting Buxus from too much sun

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:32

I would definitely go with plants that suit the climate you live in rather that struggle with ones that don't really like it.

I love succulents and would dearly love to grow them outside all year as a proper garden,but I live in damp England and not sunny California!

Plants to grow in 4.5 cm diameter & 3.5 -4 cm deep pots

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 15:42

I bought this little pot of succulents in a charity shop.I don't know exactly what the plants are but there are 3 crassulas of some sort.The pot has no drainage holes so I am very careful when watering and it lives in my sunny back porch.The pot is 10cm across and 6cm tall.Individually they would probably go in smaller pots.



Rigger gloves not gardening gloves

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 15:29

I have done a lot of gardening with a lump hammer! 


Posted: 22/04/2016 at 23:22

TLA =A three-letter acronym, three-letter abbreviation 

Plant ID

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 23:50

I have this in my garden and don't find it too much of a problem.Looks lovely in the right place?

A quick spray of weedkiller will get rid of ones you cannot remove manually.

It is a weed I can live with!

Here it is with a toadlet.


Sprouted potatoes

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:18

I also rememer my Dad had some spuds in his kitchen and forgot them while he was in away from home for several months.

When he returned and opened the cupboard door the whole space was filled with sprouts some nearly 3ft long!!

Sprouted potatoes

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 16:16

I remember one year I planted some potatoes for a friend.They were the very small marble sized ones from the previous year and had sprouts about a foot long and I put 3-4 in each hole but did not give out much hope for anything to grow.

How wrong I was,when I dug them up the potatoes were huge and plenty of them!!

Grass see/lawn germination

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:59

I re-seeded my lawn this afternoon,rain forecast for tomorrow which will help.I usually find grass up in around 3 weeks or so.

Any idea what type of bush this is?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 16:55

Hebe 'Pagei' I think.

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Preformed wildlife pond

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How deep for pond marginals?

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Pond ice prevention

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Soil mixes for summer baskets.

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I will not be seduced.....!

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My plant of the moment

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Last Post: 09/08/2015 at 22:54

Succulent ID's please:)

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Last Post: 01/08/2015 at 06:28

2 x Crassula ID's please.

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Last Post: 18/07/2015 at 17:38

Plant database for computer

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Last Post: 26/06/2015 at 21:55

Plant ID for this bonsai please.

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Euphorbia plant ID please.

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Cleaning patio and paths.

What is safe? 
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Rhodanthemum 'African Eyes'

Cutting back? 
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Butyl liner and pre-formed pond question.

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The hedgehogs return.

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