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Who still has bees?

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 16:31

As well as the above, most honey bees are on the ivy flowers now, stocking up their stores before winter comes. They are still flying despite the heavy rain showers.

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 11/09/2015 at 09:38

I had a tumbler compost bin for a while and that stood on slabs. I freecycled it in the end because it took ages to rot down and I got fed up with turning it...and the lid kept popping off. Did not tell that to the man who took it away though...

compost bin on stone flags

Posted: 10/09/2015 at 18:16

I might be a bit dopey here, but I thought that compost bins had to go on the soil /  ground so that worms could wriggle their way up into the compost.  Can bins stand on paving slabs and still produce compost?

Talkback: 10 cosmos to grow

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 19:52

They must have seeds in France too because whenever we go there, the fields have huge wide strips of cosmos planted next to them. They look terrific.  And they seem to continue to flower much later in the year.

Seed saving

Posted: 03/09/2015 at 08:03

Seed saving really is addictive...I am in therapy for it... It is always lovely to have a tray on healthy plants for free as seed is so expensive!

Best buy bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:44

There is a much bigger range here than I expected. Thank you everyone. I looked at the Kiss My Grass site and they do bulk packs in the thousands...a little too many for me!  I'll work my way through the  other suggestions.

Best buy bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 15:52

Ooh thank you Ceres - that looks worth a go. 

Best buy bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 13:47

I have a question about buying bulbs. Usually I buy from the local Wyevale but this year I want quite a few more - about a hundred alliums. Is there a good company out there who does alliums reasonably in bulk because the GC is quite expensive. Or should I just grit my teeth and pay up?  Any advice welcome. Thanks

We're to buy JARDIN DE FRANCE cutters

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 15:38

ooh - that's expensive...

Courgette plants have given up

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 19:54

Do you mean 3 litres? That's what they look like! I grew mine in the compost heap again and have had some beauties. They have plenty of space to ramble and it has been quite moist despite the drought this summer. 

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Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Best buy bulbs

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Can I store Charlotte potatoes?

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Storing Charlotte potatoes

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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 18:32

A question about water

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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 16:47

Monty and those gardening sins...

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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 16:26

Soil based compost

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

Failing plants from online supplier

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 13:08

When do potatoes flower?

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:43

Dwarf Cosmos

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:54

Sick hebe

Bare branches and worse 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 17:29

Potato planting dilemma

Going away... 
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Last Post: 07/03/2015 at 18:14

Hiring a lawn scarifier

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Last Post: 01/03/2015 at 02:10

Sarah Raven Sales

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 10:07

Washing fleece

This is not housework gone mad ... 
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Last Post: 06/12/2014 at 09:27

Plants in France

Cheaper than UK 
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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 17:52
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