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Latest posts by Mrs G

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:18

How about Olivia Newton John? 

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:41

Newton is the name of our newt too!  Great minds think alike.

Lopper advice

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 14:23

I've got Fiskars Powergear, they are amazing.  Really light and easy to use if you're not that strong.

Help required

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 18:24

No problem.  They like lots of water through the summer and keep it dry in winter (I put mine in the greenhouse).

Help required

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 20:42

Calla lily I think.  Zantendeshia or some such spelling.


Posted: 07/06/2014 at 14:13

Glad you asked this as I have noticed the same thing in my garden.

The established Garden.

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 08:30

My son already uses his plastic shears to cut the hedge, mows the lawn, digs and waters.  I couldn't stop him if I wanted to, he has a mind of his own.  He does have a lawn area and a play area, we are lucky enough to have the space but of course the whole garden is his, he is a free range toddler.  My theory is if he learns to respect and care for the garden now he is less likely to destroy it when he gets older. 

The established Garden.

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:31

I like the nettles until they get me!  Other people always comment on how well my nettles are doing though.  My 2 year old is better at avoiding them than me!

The established Garden.

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:26

Funny that your daughter's gardening style is so different from your own Frank, I am my Mother's daughter in that respect.  I remember people thinking she was mad for having no lawn laid to the rear of her new build years ago and when I moved into my house the first thing I did was start digging up turf to plant trees and put in a pond (before the boxes were unpacked).  The neighbours must have thought I was mad but I had already drawn my plans for the garden before the sale was complete!  We both have lots of trees, shrubs and perennials in our gardens and no soil showing.  I am lucky enough to still have my Grandad with us and he always comments on the weeds in the strawberry patch as he always has a neat lawn and edges and hoed soil.  I suppose I have taken on both their influences as I do feel guilty when I see weeds in my more 'formal' areas.

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 17:51

I have a narrow pebbled area with just Ajuga in and it looks very effective.

Discussions started by Mrs G

Viburnum Opulus being nibbled

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Gardening and Chickens

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European Spindle

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How to increase flowers/coverage 
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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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Breeding Frogs

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Mulching with privet

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Ray of Hope

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

Flooded Harden

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Front Gardens & Evergreens

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Removing privet hedge

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Must have natives?

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Bird Identification

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Rogue hedge trimmer outrage!

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