Latest posts by nightgarden

cabbage white butterflies

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:40

Thanks Edd and Fruitcake - what is debris netting?


Posted: 07/05/2015 at 19:03

I was given 3 bushes at the end of last year, they were about 6" high and completely bare so I wasn't very optimistic. Now they are covered in new growth and I'm wondering - will I get fruit this year or do I have top wait till next year?

cabbage white butterflies

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 18:59

Is 25mm mesh chicken wire small enough to prevent butterflies getting to my cabbages?

If not what does anyone recommend please?

grass cutting

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 18:24

Mine has carried on growing too KT and is now looking quite messy, I'm on well drained ground for the most part - except for the bog at the bottom of the garden that can only be strimmed - so a couple of rainless days and I'll get the mower out then.

Thanks everyone for the help.

grass cutting

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 11:42

Does anyone know when its ok to do the first grass cut? Mine is looking a wee bit shaggy so must be growing even if very slowly. There aren't any frosts forecast so I was wondering whether I could do a cut on the highest setting?

I'll be grateful for any advice.


Cheap greenhouse - advice please!

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 20:32

I'd keep an eye on your local newspaper's ad section, sometimes they are advertised as free if you go and remove it for the owner. Its a good time now to look for second hand ones in the papers because its the time of year people buy a new one. Maybe gumtree or freecycle are worth a look too.


4 TIER Compact growhouse.

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 19:11

My tip for these houses is to make sure you keep them ventilated because, if its the same as one I had, before it blew away, the walls are made of millions of tiny 'pockets' and they hold moisture, specially on chilly mornings as they warm up. I lost a lot of seedlings and plants until I realised the problem. After that I wiped the walls down, left the door open to a greater or lesser degree depending on the weather and all was well.... till as I said it blew away! 


How and when to prune an acer

Posted: 01/02/2015 at 20:43

Hi Blubell, I think they don't need pruning except to cut out dead or diseased parts in spring.

Secateurs - help with choosing

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 13:07

There is an article in February Gardeners World magazine - a comparison of 20 different pairs of by-pass and anvil secateurs that might help you decide susiejennie.

birds in my garden

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 18:21

Starlings are beautiful birds, their plumage is stunning and when they flock together - murmurate? - there are few sights better. I have a small group that fly around the house, probably about 30 at the moment. Last summer they all took a bath together in some of the puddles on the track then sat on the walls to dry - just so heart warming. I love to hear their busy chatter and see the sun glistening on their feathers.

Discussions started by nightgarden


When to trim 
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where to find them 
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cabbage white butterflies

netting mesh size 
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grass cutting

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Can I use it this year 
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Frozen pomds

Please don't use antifreeze in your ponds 
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Conifer problem

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Bonfire ash

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Grass cutting

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Hardy fuchsia

pruning time missed? 
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new fruit trees

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New apple trees

where to plant 
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conifer bushes

pruned into balls 
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fruit bushes

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