Latest posts by NewBoy2


Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:14


? Hows the broken foot

To Pond or Not To Pond

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 11:08

Where i work there is a hospital garden surrounded by buildings on all sides

There are a few trees and most of the soil is being treated to remove endemic bamboo and there is a cobbled area for sitting

The soil is gray and appears quite lifeless

A pond would be great for the patients but I am not sure that animals like frogs and toads would be able to survive

I can obviously set up the pond and introduce the animals bit without active soil for food i can see how it would become self sufficient and permanent

? Has anyone got any experiences please

Possible Rambling / Dog Rose

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:57

I have found a rose in the hospital garden where I work

It is healthy but no blooms

I dont have a camera

I think its a bush rose or one thats just sprung up and as i want to keep it I was considering just pruning it now

Comments please


Posted: 21/06/2017 at 10:43


Courgettes are like unruly teenagers who are better off out in the sunshine and free to grow !  

If you dont have access to a garden or allotment then as big a bot as possible and plenty of water

Make a note of what you do and the results so you can learn

There are two types of cougettes ... bush and the other one that I can never remember

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Ants on Cardoon

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 09:45

My cardoon has resident ants

? Is this normal as none of the other plants close by are affected

The plant is healthy and growing

? Do they just like cardoons

Pond Newst

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 12:16

I now have 10 new snails and lots of greenery added to the pond and I am expecting a delivery of 

 Interpet Extract Barley Straw 250ml which is meant to clear the green water

If it does not work I will try Blagdons

Thanks to you all

Laying new lawn covered in dandelions

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:46

Get a contractor to remove all of the lawn and concrete

Then replace the soil down to 12 inches with new top soil and start again

Dandelions are flowers and supply food for bees and add colour to a garden for a few weeks only

Bumble bee nest in lawn

Posted: 17/06/2017 at 11:25

This is a great time to read up on Bumble Bees so you can enjoy their residency

Many people would be interested to see them as its not very often that we get them that close

30 minutes on the site below will give you great joy..........good luck

Pond Newst

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 15:06

Its Great to be Barking Mad

I need some more plants and snails so thats a job for next week

Dead tree overhanging neighbour.

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 15:03

20 foot is not tall by tree surgeons standards

I watched 2 lads remove a 50 foot Ash tree in about 4 hours which was impressive

? Will you sleep easier at night knowing its gone 

If yes get it gone this month


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