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Muvs Dashwood


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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:41

I have to say the bee's are. I plant for scent and bee's and this year I have all different species and in good numbers too.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:55

I can't say that I watch GW every week anymore. Its quite disappointing when you can't afford (either the money or the space) to plant in swathes or threes or anything other than small single plants and waiting for it to grow. I don't have space for a greenhouse and don't have any grass. I would like more visits to 'average' gardens. We all visit massive gardens but know it has no relevance to us, a bit like GW now, which is why its not a must see show.

 

Mad veg idea needed for small terrace house front garden

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:31

My youngest is growing vegetable hanging baskets this year. He's just getting keen so its a good start.

Hydrangea

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:24

You might take a look at other kinds of hydrangea, I recently got vanilla fraise and love 'lime lights' too.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:17

I have planted New Dawn on a north facing wall before and they did very well. They are a nicely scented pale pink flower. Not single but not full like David Austins - which I love. A good rose for difficult places.

Help me visualise my 2014 cottage garden flowers!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:09
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 Night scented stock as ground cover

Help me visualise my 2014 cottage garden flowers!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:23

I grow things specifically so they self seed - poppies, aquilegia, alyssum and candytuft etc etc, but my primary desire is scent. I don't plant with tall things at the back, short at the front and I just like the hotchy potchyness of it doing as it pleases. What do you like? Do you like a more formal arrangement or are you happy for it to be looser? It might help to decided what kind of gardener you are. Perhaps you like colour schemes or big swathes of the same plant. Some lovely garden ideas on pinterest and other places to help you visualise what you would like. Good luck.

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:48

If you click on the link at the bottom of that page it says that there are some new slug killers available that aren't the blue pellets and only affect the slugs. Never sure if they are effective and even if they are available in the UK. I am going to try nematodes this year. Good luck.

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:40

Had a look around and saw this. It might help or it might not. Dratted things.

http://www.allaboutslugs.com/eggshell-myth-busted/

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 00:42

We changed the time of day we fed our two cats so that they aren't hungry and less likely to hunt. We put collars on them with bells but they never last long - someone keeps taking them off. We keep them in, in fact we encourage them to stay inside. I do think its easy to forget how much of a vermin problem we would have if we didn't have them.

My neighbours throw stones at the cats in the neighbourhood and sometimes the cats come in with cuts, swellings, swollen eyes. They also use lasers but right in the cats eyes. I would have no problem with them using water pistols or similar but if I catch them throwing stones I will report them to the RSPCA for cruelty. If you use stones, catapults or anything that harms the cat then you leave yourself liable to prosecution.

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Slug nematodes... yay or nay?

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A chapter of a book

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In flower now

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Plants for scent.

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Tree and shrub stumps.

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