Outdoor girl


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Skimmias - chalk soil

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 17:07

I agree with Obelixx. I put mine into MPC in the ground and they were fine for a while, then became sickly. I moved them to my Mum's garden which has acidic soil and the difference in them was amazing.  I replaced them with an abelia. It grows quickly and tall but responds well to cutting back and it is possible to maintain a mound shape easily.

horticultural society

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 07:36

Ah - Daintiness' idea reminded me of some very successful table decs at a Christmas fair years ago. Just described as above with a bit of spray snow too, some berries and the occasional robin. The idea is simple and yes anyone can do it but it takes a bit of effort. So much easier to buy one ready made at a fair! The stall sold out. 

Just clicked the link - brilliant!

Monty don new series

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:03

I like the programmes for all the reasons already said above. I am just  not sure about  all the pebbles. Have pebbles become the decking of old?

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 18:51

You are correct. However, the ban will start in 2015. It is a start...

http://inhabitat.com/the-netherlands-says-no-to-monsanto-bans-roundup-herbicide/

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:41

It seems that Holland has just banned Roundup...

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:31

I am dismayed by some comments here. Glyphosate is an appalling chemical. If is not sprayed on wheat, then why are there glyphosate residues in bread?

UK has high levels of glyphosate residues on food. Glyphosate has been linked to some of our worst diseases.  

Don't buy it.

 

Plants in France

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 08:43

Some really interesting comments here!  We were in Brittany - sadly the car was full of wine & bikes so could not take advantage! Also, I'm not sure of the regulations (if any) about taking plants from one country to another.

Plants in France

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 19:25

We're just back from a few days in France. I had the opportunity to look around a garden centre and was quite shocked to see how much cheaper plants were - about 50 - 75%. These were usual seasonal plants - heathers, perennials and shrubs. Why is this?

What are these

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 14:33

Ask your neighbour if you can have a small clump in the spring. They grow prolifically - are you sure you want them?

honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:59

I just tried to message you but the website would not let me. 

Found this in Derbyshire.  http://dadbeep.blogspot.co.uk/p/next-meeting.html  

It may be near you. Also check out the Natural Beekeeping Trust for information. They are based in Sussex but the website is good. 

This chap is excellent too.  http://www.bee-friendly.co.uk/  

Good luck

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