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Latest posts by Mrs G

Seasonal Pot problems

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 09:45

You're right to look in Wilkos, they have some really good seasonal bargains.  Got some iris reticulata, allium purple sensation, hyacinth city  of harlem and anemone de caen from there this year and they are so cheap if they only last a year it's not a huge waste of money.  They also sell a massive wooden handle steel tipped 'dibber' which I'll use for bulb planting in future for a few quid.  I had two delphinium black knight from there this summer and they flowered 3 time due to the great summer we've had.  You should be able to get trays of winter pansies for a few quid soon from supermarkets like others have mentioned, so keep your eyes peeled.  (peeled eyes)

The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:08

My cosmos is taller than me this year (5 foot 3) and still covered in buds!  I'd like to do the white one next year and hopefully a shorter type.

Can a pear tree recover from rust?

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 19:46

I would rake up the leaves and burn them rather than leave them on the ground or compost them.  

who is the thief?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 10:47

You could grow them in a fruit cage next year, they're wind pollinated so it won't effect them.

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 20:59

Wowsers! That's a lot of peppers.

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 18:49

The peppers are meant to be bigger in the second year.  I don't see the point of throwing a decent plant out of you do have the room.  We've got that many house plants that two more won't make much difference!


Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:33

Here is a good link giving instructions on how to overwinter them. 

Bell Pepper Issue

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 19:17

I read that you can actually keep pepper and chilli plants in the house/green house with fleece over winter and they will survive, they are not an annual.  So I'll be getting keeping mine that I did from seed this year and see of they live.

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 21:30

I thought that might be a problem Yviestevie but I can't feed them at the gravel end of the garden anymore as I keep chickens down there and I don't want them sharing bird germs!

Feed birds

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 18:14

I try to buy the bird food in bulk online as it works out much cheaper.  I had decided to stop feeding the birds when we moved here because it was so expensive but people kept buying me bird food and feeders! 

Discussions started by Mrs G

Moving clematis

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Feed birds

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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 21:30

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 17:59

Gardening and Chickens

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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 17:03

European Spindle

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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 19:02


How to increase flowers/coverage 
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Last Post: 19/04/2014 at 22:54

mulch query

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Last Post: 10/03/2014 at 19:05

Talkback: Dunnocks

I tried clingfilm on the outside of the window but the blue tit just pulled it off! 
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Last Post: 23/03/2014 at 17:50

Breeding Frogs

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Last Post: 21/02/2014 at 19:25

Mulching with privet

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Last Post: 22/01/2014 at 14:14

Ray of Hope

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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 21:02

Flooded Harden

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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 13:11

Front Gardens & Evergreens

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Last Post: 11/01/2014 at 08:11

Removing privet hedge

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Must have natives?

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