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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 18:24

Berghill, lovely flowers.That Aster ericoides looks wonderful. Is it a perrennial or a shrub type?


Posted: 21/10/2013 at 17:44

Hello evryone

Haven't been here for  few days and there seems to have been an upset, 

I woud like to stay here, so much easier than lots of different ones

I left once because of stuff, don't want to do so again as I value the vast knowledge that there is here.

Talkback: How to insulate a greenhouse

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 12:45

I had the idea to make a GH inside a GH, so I bought a plastic one and have put it up inside my big one. If I need to bubble wrap the is the one i will do

 It only cost me £4 and i'm hoping it will work


Posted: 20/10/2013 at 12:32

Good day all

Beware spiders!

Tidying up garden and emptying old flowerpots etc i found one of the False Widow Spiders there has been so much about in the press. It has very distinctive markings.

I know where it is so will now give it a wide berth as I am one of those people who react badly to bites. Thing is it means can't carry on clearing that area. Did chaeck on Google and definitely is it. 


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:23

Started working behind the GH. a huge nettle clump, brambles, suckers from a shrub that has white berries, we no longer have the shrub just its offspring, assorted pieces of metal waiting for recycling. Was surprised at amount of space there is

It's where i am going to put my leaf mould bin, so will have to get a move ob.

we had the most huge torrential rain storm and then the sky turned blue and the sun came out. Fortunately OH had just put garden table and chairs into garage for winter so don't need to wait for them to dry out again

Autumn raspberries

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:11

Decision has been made,

There is a patch of ground that I was going to plant shrubs in that is out of the way. I will dig it over and tend the soil and come winter, transplant raspberries there. I will be ble to keep them more tied up, they will still be facing south.

Then I will see how they do


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 13:07

Good day 

Warm here, went out without coat and have been trying to tie in a rose which has suddenly taken off before I am ready for it - climber and haven't the vine eyes and wire done to attach it to so now there is a strange arrangement of canes. 

Not bright sun though, quite cloudy.

Verdun I hope your niece will be ok. It is such a shock, I know. I am sure you will sort it out.

Son keeps using my lap top as his is beyond repair, this morning I had to hunt for it. OH says he will take him to a place thats sells refurbished computers during the week as this morning hunt the lap top was not amusing



Posted: 18/10/2013 at 11:57

Morning All (check, yes just about morning!)

Swimming this morning, certainly working us harder now, when we first started we were all very hesitant/non- swimmers now we all do a couple of lengths at a time and are learning different strokes

Hills are shrouded in heavy mist - means rain is inthe way and ut is getting darker.

Am going to do a little more of my winter project today ( not gardening weather) I am re-upholstering an old settee I bought on E-bay for 99p. I made an instant profit as I found £3.20 down the side cushions

Refurbishing Garden furniture

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 23:52

I have just done up an old, heavy park type bench bought for a song from a flea market.

Scrubbed and sanded wooden seat and now covered in 2 layers of varnish - didn't want to use oll . Took a wire brush to the metal ends (£! from flea market) and scrubbed it, bought a tin of Hammerite and I am really pleased with the end result, doing up cost about less than £30 and a great deal of satisfaction  

Have now bought a solid old decorative metal table and 2 chairs set from same place - just what I wanted, trying to decide whether to leave it fashionably rusty or do it up. Will decide next year - cost at moment £50

Autumn raspberries

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 23:44

Thank you for all advice. If I move them Cornish Boy it will be in January then, I don't really want to completely  rid the garden of them until I have tried again.

I have never grown any fruit up till 2 years ago so is very much a learning curve.

Discussions started by Matty2

Thinking of growing a Cob Nut tree

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Which ones to chop? 
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White fly in compost

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Apple blossom

Apple tree in blossom now! 
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Last Post: 12/11/2013 at 12:25

compost use

Can I re-use my potsto compost 
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 18:56

Autumn raspberries

moving them 
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Last Post: 19/10/2013 at 13:11

Lasagne bulb planting

Which bulbs 
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Last Post: 10/09/2013 at 07:05

Penstemon- but which variety

Beautiful flower but .... 
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Last Post: 23/07/2013 at 09:56

What is this?

I understand it is a fried egg plant but what precisely is it? 
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Last Post: 07/06/2013 at 22:34

Plant ID please

Hope some one can help! 
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Last Post: 14/05/2013 at 19:56

Jewell garden - suggestions

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Jewell garden - suggestions

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What to do to encourage growth 
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David Austin Roses

Special offer 
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Last Post: 27/04/2013 at 08:27


Lots of seedlings 
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