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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Growing meconopsis

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:41

My brother has germinated some meconopsis seeds and they now need to go in bigger pots. Can he use soil from the garden, which is acidic, or must they be grown in ericaceous compost?

Can they be put outside now, especially as the weather is warming up and they need cooler conditions.   I do hope someone can advise!

Too early for bedding plants yet?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:36

Diascia are hardy so will be fine outside.


Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:55

What a brilliant idea! Will buy a catering size pack!!

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 10:18

Recycled water and tea is just as good...especially for the compost heap!

Tomato plug plants - any good online suppliers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:44

Interesting choice in Tesco this morning - 'Round Tomato'...

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:42

Some of these responses are a real giggle! It never occurred to me that people could bo sooo disgusting! I would love a rabbit fence but the cost is prohibitive - our field border alone is about 150 yards long and then there is the back and other sides. Recycled beer seems to work this week, but probably not for long. Thank you all so much for cheering me up   

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:36

We all have different challenges to cope with in the garden & enemies come in all shapes & sizes.

My current enemy is rabbits. I loathe them and they clearly feel the same about me  because they dig up, graze off or trample as many of my plants as possible. They have even dug up my dahlias (I don't lift them because it is quite mild here) and eaten the roots. Grr!  So now my plants are festooned with green netting and bits of chicken wire.  I have even sprinkled recycled beer round vulnerable plants! Next move... shotgun! I suppose I could track down lion poo...

What is your enemy & how do you deal with them?

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:41

Thank you everyone. It will be the compost heap with cardboard & other bits in a stew!

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:50

I have masses of grass clippings. I have just mown the grass (I hesitate to call it a lawn!) properly on the highest setting and have about 8 wheelbarrows of the stuff. I have sprinkiled a 10cm layer on the compost heaps but do not really know what else to do. I have this problem every year and it often results in a slimy stinking mess. Does anyone have some advice about how to deal with it?  I would like to compost it but so far have not had much success.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Best buy bulbs

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Last Post: 02/09/2015 at 21:53

Can I store Charlotte potatoes?

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 15:30

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

Replies: 10    Views: 684
Last Post: 01/03/2015 at 02:10

Sarah Raven Sales

Are they worth it? 
Replies: 2    Views: 402
Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 10:07

Washing fleece

This is not housework gone mad ... 
Replies: 21    Views: 913
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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