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Moonlit Hare

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Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 11:27

I've just spotted this too love the idea of this calla liilies, beautiful!

One for the ladies...

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 11:03

Mum swore buy Comfery for brusies strains sprains & brakes, it seemed to work she used to call it nipbone.

Peppermint tea for a dicky tummy

Ginger for digestion

I've been doing a bit of research on a similar thread, we're revamping at the moment so I'd like a useful garden as well as a pretty one!

I found a site the other day, (link below) and it's a site built up on peoples knowledge from around the country, there's quite often clues from the folk names

There are a few other sites but it depends on how deeply you want to get into it, if you would like I've a few other sites that might be helpful.

The one thing they all say is don't ignore your doctor!


Posted: 24/03/2013 at 17:57

Afternoon All!


I've got some briar rose seeds which i was hoping to grow on and have rambling through my hawthorn.... however I've never grown any roses from seed, any advise would be welcome.


Thanks in advance


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:12

Morning Shedman,

It depends what you want really, I've just been through this, and ended up opting for one on e-bay, buy it now. There's a lot of companies who sell through e-bay as a way to reach a bigger catchment. So there are brand new as well as pre used..... It might even be worth checking something like freecycle or pre loved, if you don't mind a pre used one.. quite often people will be giving them away if you go and collect.

I found it easier to compare like for like on e-bay and then I double checked by googling just to make sure. It was delivered to my doorstep in perfect condition within 3 days!

If you want advice on what to go for this is the right place! The lovely people on here are a wealth of information

Good Luck


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:03

Thats a great lay out spewy, good idea to see how it works for you before you start moving the paths around! I should imagine once the plants get a bit bigger there'll be all sorts of suprises tucked away as you follow the path round


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 14:49

I'm going for Laurel too, as Lizzie says they can get REALLY big, ours at the back are as tall as the house but the ones at the front are trimmed into a lovely hedge, but they where planted up when the house was built 30 yrs ago, I used to walk past on the way to school when they were being built and remember them going up!

There's always loads of wild life in there, birds etc, but the back ones need to be tamed a bit, we've decided to leave them this year so the birds have a bit of shelter while other parts of the garden are being disturbed!

If you keep on top of it it will screen the fence really well.....

Potatoes: Failed Chitting Recovery!

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:53

We had some last year and we put some in that chitted and some in that didn't both in the ground and also in bags..... mainly just to see, all 4 sets gave out spuds which where perfectly fine, chuck em in!


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:23

We've still got things popping up which now have a chance after the 1st "prune", we've a load of roses and fuchia (? spelling?) which where hiding under the bushes and just got swamped, oh and a blackcurrent bush which was a bit of a suprise given it's location, that might get moved at some point!

I'm always a bit wary about digging stuff up, and tend to give it a full 12 months before I make a dicision if it gets to stay or not... just because something has unimpressive flowers doesen't mean it's not worthy of a place in your garden, it may have been planted for the leaves in autumn...

But agian it's all down to your tastes, I think half of the fun of a new garden to make your own is finding out what you've already got!

Gardening one whole year (next week)

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 12:07

HehHeh, Nutcutlet & Robert, I'm also the same when I get my 1st sprout... the much beloved chuckes away at my child like delight that I get so excited I've managed to grow something again!


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 11:41

ohh how exciting!  we where in the same boat 12 months ago, we have spent the time hacking stupidly neglected bushes and trees and taming the wild Ivy beast!

We've got to the point now where we have a blank canvas for the coming year and the green house is going up to boot!

I've had so much helpful advice from the lovelies on here, there always seems to be someone who has the answer, it's the 1st place I turn when I'm not sure or have no clue, there's years of advice logged away in peoples heads ready to share if only you ask. They also raise to the challenge of plant identification every time!

you also realise as you have now invited these wonderful people into your patch, it's only fair to share your progress as you go along. Make sure you take before and after pics... personally I love seeing the way each of us can create a wonderful individual space from either nothing or complete chaos!


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ok to import? 
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new site

loads of ideas 
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