Oakley Witch

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which is best?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:26
Another good trick is a 2 litre coke bottle washed out..few holes in the lid..fill with water and place upside down in the pot a little burried. It allows water to go into pot as compost dries out but when the cool comes at night, the water condences back into the bottle so your toms are not too wet. Come morning again it all starts all over.

Perennial project the forum way

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:21
Ranty pants???

One for the ladies...

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:19
I used rosemary forr a hair rinse...rue to keep rats away, lavander in cookies, honeysuckle is good in a bath to get that deep chill out your bones, sage for sore throats, rosewater for skin, elder for wine both flowers and berries, mugwort for bad dreams (its like a dreamcatcher) and hoping to make wine from lemonbalm this year too.

Got any 'ose?

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 09:12
Wineberry? No that sounds good

One for the ladies...

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:59

Maybe not just the ladies..maybe the laddies too?

Do you use any of your herbs or plants for personal uses? I dont mean smoke them   lol, I mean as in health benefits, beauty regimes or medicinal purposes?  

I like to think that alot of my own plants are used in my life but was wondering if there was anyone else that did the same?

Fritillary (Snakes Head)!!!!

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:55

You are very welcome. I cut mine off after it has died back a little. Shouldnt do any harm at all 

Mind you, my aloe doesnt look like and aloe anymore as I keep using it for my skin 

All you experts I need help - germination techniques

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:53

I haven't no but am planning to this year. I have a garden that hasn't been touched in 30 years so there were no plants at all in it. I have had to start from scratch so have done loads of sowing this year 

Im doing a kinda cottage style as I have always been in the country. Now im in a little village surrounded by the elderly (Im 35) 

They are unable to keep their gardens now but they all pop over to have a look and comment on the difference of mine  They are all very helpful and full of ideas too so they say they feel as they are part of it by helping which is lovely I think

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:48

The problem corner they did in Rosyth is only 7 miles away from me. If anyone is near Edinburgh, there is a garden centre out by penicuik which has one of the presenters working there so you can go in and say hello. My dad has a natter regularly and even gets cheap plants from her. Think its his bantery sweet talk that wins him that privilege lol. I love it as its close to home and more in with whats happening up here. GW is great but so much further forward than us in the North.

Its very informative and very helpful

All you experts I need help - germination techniques

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:39

Yea Red...the tall bonsiarsis? Bonsinarsis?...Bon something lol

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 22:37

Nononono, I have a lilie beetle munching on my fritilas just now so Im not freinds with him but the rest...yes 

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