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Latest posts by nightgarden

Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:14

hello keepitlive

Thank you so much for your help - I think you are right, moving 14 bushes would be an enormous task for very little reward!  

So I think I'll leave them where they are, prune them back now and try taking cuttings later.



Enormous Gooseberry Brush

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 20:52

On a similar fruit bush theme - I too inherited hugely overgrown fruit bushes so the advice here is great - but mine are scattered all over the garden so would it be best to cut down and move them now or cut down and move in the autumn?

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:12

I can't believe what is being suggested on here - boiling water ... fire ... poison? What's wrong with you all? Ants will do you no harm. If you want them to move you could just disturb the nest a little and they will upsticks and move on - leave a trail of something sweet at the same time to an area you don't mind them being.

If that doesn't work whhy not ask for advice on the RSPB website or similar? No need to kill them.

Should I plant my celery out yet

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 09:20

I would wait a while and make sure the plants are really well hardened off before planting out - then keep fleece handy for any late frosts.

New Blog

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 20:48

thanks I'll take a look

New Blog

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 17:58

Hi Marshmellow - your blog is really lovely, I've been thinking about blogging for absolutely ages but don't know how to get started. Can you offer any advice about setting it up please?

fruit bushes

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 17:18

Thanks for the help - when the snow has gone I'll get pruning.


fruit bushes

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 09:52

I watched Monty pruning a gooseberry bush this week on Gardener's World - a sort of open bowl shape in the middle - does the same apply to black and red currant bushes?


Unrotted compost

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 13:46

Indeed Frank - the fun is in the trying! I'll see how it goes.

What Type of Garden is Yours.

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 22:42

Mine is huge and largely unruly with bits under vague control ...2 veg plots, lots of bushes and trees, brambles and wild flowers and more grass than I can cut so I just cut paths through most of it!. I keep groups of pots of flowers near the door, window boxes and have 2 cold frames for cucumbers and courgettes later on. I had a greenhouse but it blew away so am currently constructing something out of an old garden swing seat, 2 window frames and a big piece of plastic ... the Heath Robinson approach! Luckily I like the unruliness and get lots of wild visitors through the year.

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