Oakley Witch

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Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:56

Trolls, hmmm. Not keen on them. I had a lovely email explaining about the present one yesterday from a very nice fellow gardener on here. Think they should maybe retire to their bridge again lol. Tracysshed, I have found some great tips on here and have to confess...I'm on a fair bit now sniffing some new projects out or just reading the lovely thinks people have put. Its a great

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:48

Well, my grandfather was a keen Dalia shower and veg shower. We lived on a farm when I was younger and my dad used to tell me all about the plants and veg. My mum told my sister and I that fairies lived in the privet and lavender and the I wasn't to touch the apple tree as the apple Jack man wouldn't be happy. My dad hurt himself on the farm and had a major operation on his back then had bacterial meningitis when I was 8. It damaged his memory very badly. He lost his job and we lost our home. When we moved, the people that had had the house before us had ruined it. Broken boulders, kitchen cupboards and half cars were all part of the garden. Dad rebuilt the garden as he recovered and then he started his own landscaping business which he had for 28 years before he retired. I worked with him for 17 years, in between high school, Art school and my part time job. I never really bothered about the garden until I fell ill 6 years ago next month. I had meningitis and it left me with ME. I spent two years in leg splints and crutches. At that time I had my own wee cottage in the country and I could only walk around the garden before I was exhausted. My dad came down and did little bits for me, explaining what everything was and between us (the meningitis caused problems with both our memories) and using my grandfathers books we muddled through to create a garden that followed my path in my pagan ways. Everything either had a magical purpose, medicinal, edible or wildlife. I could not be without a garden now. I do get a bit of stick because I have old bike petrol tanks as planters and will have veg in all my old bike tyres but...I love it.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:32

Mines are all planted in my toilet tubes as of yesterday so waiting for them top wake up and pop their wee heads through

Seed swap

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:12
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

I been out sowing some of the seed swap seeds for the garden, so nice flowers will arrive when weather warmer and some in pots indoors.

Thanks all for seed swapping so far


I have been doing the same Gardengirl I have always been very keen on my garden, but with all the comments on the site and chatting with people its given me a real desperation to get started. I left my stunning little garden behind last year and the new one just wasn't feeling like my garden and have just never settled in the new place. I didn't do much this year as my heart wasn't there longing for my wee cottage but...THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! I have found the corner under the Ash trees where my heart was for my new one and cant wait to get started. I hope we will be seeing alot of pics up here of what people have grown from the seed swap as well? Always nice to see other gardens, inspiration is never a bad thing and new ideas create new paths

new years resolution

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:04

Sorry about the last wee splaff there. My wee cat decided to walk over the laptop just as I hit the reply buttom 

new years resolution

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:03

Right back at ya lilysilly. Have a great one folks. Stay safe, have fun and lets all hope for a wonderful sunny year ahead zdfhj.l['#


Posted: 30/12/2012 at 15:37
The mistakes we make now make us better gardeners next year

new years resolution

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:30

Im usually kicking about if there is compost and plants or seeds involved lol. If you need any help navigating round or anything at all...just email me and I will see what I can do to help

new years resolution

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:09

Welcome Tracysshed

There are some wonderful people on here that are very helpful and very nice to chat too. People look out for you here I have discovered too which makes life easier

Im loving this site. Only been on it 6 weeks or so myself and have swapped seeds, gained advice on plants and had a good laugh. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Can I add things to my scrapbook other than whats on the GW site???

Posted: 29/12/2012 at 23:05

Is it possible to add stuff to my scrapbook to keep a log almost of whats in my own garden as well as a wish list kinda thing? Or is it just whats on this site that can be added? OR is there a way of doing it in another section of the site?

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