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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Supa Drippa taps

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:07

Has anyone bought these from the Organic Gardening Catalogue? How useful are they? Would love to know if they are worth the investment!

scrapbook

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 08:37

I have just discovered the 'Followed threads' button (der...) which is useful for checking back on useful posts.

Planting Nerines

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:14

Thank you everyone! You are such a helpful bunch.

Planting Nerines

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 09:07

When is the best time to plant nerines? Various websites say plant in early autumn. Would they flower this year if they were planted now? They have just appeared in the garden centre and I wondered what state they might be in if left until autumn 2014!

Perennial Geraniums.

Posted: 28/02/2014 at 08:14

My blue geraniums died right back. Will they return or are they dead?

Talkback: Bumblebee rescue

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 11:50

i agree with Matt about planting bee friendly flowers, especially simple flower types - avoid double petal varieties.

Honeybees sometimes  lose their sense of direction because of over exposure to chemicals, particularly neonicotinoids. This is now affecting the BB populatio as well.  

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:16

I adore Radio 4 and carry my radio around in plastic carrier bag so I can hear it. I love plays, stories and other stuff on there. I have to admit it does get stuffy at times and then it is Radio 3 / Classic FM!

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 20:07

Our allotments are free but there is no water. We have a Heath Robinson- ish system of water collection points with barrels, pipes and butts. Only a few rules and NO livestock!  the fence costs the most to keep out Peter Rabbit & chums and Ratty. My fence cost about 250 last year. I scrounge wheelbarrows from our local tip - a goldmine for useful bits and pieces.

No Aconites yet

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 16:49

Oh thank you - I always was impatient!

No Aconites yet

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 16:38

I planted some winter aconites last year - as small green plants with yellow flowers. So far there is no sign of them. Did I do something wrong or do they sulk for a year or so? Any advice welcome!

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

A question about water

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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

What plants should I be feeding now?

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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 10:02

Snowberry advice needed

How best to care? 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 09:32

Saving peas for seed

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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 09:24
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