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Moonlit Hare


Latest posts by Moonlit Hare

Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:33
I think anything which makes me smile when I've created the overall look of it because its beautiful is art, but there is a craft which is learnt and handed down from generation to generation in order to allow the art to form.

Gardening book

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:24
I picked up readers digest 1001 hints and tips for the garden a couple of months back from a charity shop for 2 pounds. It's got just enough info not to boggle you and let you look on the internet if you do need to know more. Top book for beginners but if your fingers are well and truly green it might be a little simplistic.

Flat Worms

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 22:13
Thanks sotongeoff... I'm a little concerned there where loads in the patch I was digging but it was under what was lawn, so there's the undisturbed ground!

Flat Worms

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:33

Me again!

I was digging over a patch this weekend (yep we had enough dry weather on Sat to just about fit it in) And I kept on finding some slug/worms which I've since found out are flat worms.

I'm been told they eat the earthworms (?) which for me doesn't seem so good. Grandad alway's swore by earthworms.

Is there anyway I can reduce thair numbers without harming the earthworms (I realise I'll never completely get rid of them)

Thanks in advance for sharing your knowledge, it's really appreciated!

Peony

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 14:20

We're in Lancs but the old family home has just been sold.... I think every one of my relitives has been around to my Grannies house liberating just 1 tuber each before the sale went through!!!

Tree Sap

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 15:23

Thanks again Gold1 Locks your a star!

Tree Sap

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 13:31

We've got a few flowering cherry in our new (to us) gardren, they are dripping sap, quite a lot of sap from their trunks. They are pretty choked up with ivy, which we've left because the birds are nesting.

Is this normal or is it the ivy damaging the tree?

Pears that never ripen

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:49

they could be perry pears? We had some in our garden they where way to hard to eat but good for juicing and cooking....

Peony

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:38

We've always had peonies at home, I've recently liberated some from my Grannys garden that her grandad planted well not those exact ones but they've come down from those!

Every year we split some off and give them to other family members or friends. They do sulk for a little while but once they get comfy in their new bed they're beautiful deep pink blooms..... Is there anyone you know close by who might consider swapping some of their peony for somthing in your garden? ( Cheaper and Quicker!)

raised beds

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 11:31

Hi Welshkatt,

I'm no expert but I used to have a hard and fast rule in my garden if it couldn't survive only being watered once a week in summer it tended not to get planeted again ( I do take a bit more interest in my garden these days and spend a bit more time in there!)

I found Lavenders, sage, rosemary, thyme and Fushias (?spelling?) seemed to do really well, the herbs also smell really nice on a summers evening which might be nice if you have any residents who have problems with their sight.

hope it helps, not very original I know!

Discussions started by Moonlit Hare

Blueberries

Not flowering 
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nasturtium

early volenteers 
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Seaweed Feed

Home made! 
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Compost bins

You advice and experience please 
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A Laurel Hedge no more!

Well except for the stumps that is! 
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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 05:20

Peoney & Delia

Can I get away with pots for now? 
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The weather

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Last Post: 12/04/2013 at 09:54

Roses

From Seed! 
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Seeds from abroad

ok to import? 
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Last Post: 25/01/2013 at 16:55

new site

loads of ideas 
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Last Post: 30/12/2012 at 16:31

Pride before a fall!

Cyclamen 
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Loveage

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Last Post: 31/10/2012 at 19:33

apples

any advice on varity? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2012 at 17:27

geraniums (spelling?)

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Last Post: 23/09/2012 at 18:01

Sweetcorn

Is it just me? 
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