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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

What the heck is this?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 08:31

I dug up 'chains' of crocosmia like this. They had stopped flowering and when I dug I was quite surprised at their length and how tough they were. I composted them and they  have still to break down!

Chalk loving perennials

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 11:13

Waht a fab list!

I also have success with echinacea, perennial helianthus, hebe, rudbeckia, michaelmas daisies, golden rod, euphorbia and epilobium (white willow herb) and erbena bonariensis

 

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.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Last Post: Yesterday at 12:46

Mice!

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 18:00

Supa Drippa taps

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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 17:07

Planting Nerines

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 15:22

No Aconites yet

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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:10

Bedding plants seedlings already!

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Last Post: 29/01/2014 at 18:45

Potato Days

What a treat! 
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Last Post: 25/01/2014 at 17:26

Pruning Winter Jasmine

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Last Post: 06/01/2014 at 17:50

Lawn mowers from Screwfix

Value for money 
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Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 10:36

Planting GW offer alliums

How deep? 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 21:38

Composting leaves in a dalek

Will they compost down? 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 18:51

Advice about crocosmia needed

My Crocs have not flowered... 
Replies: 8    Views: 485
Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 06:31

Best value cloches

Novice needs expert guidance! 
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Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 22:14

monarda-seeds

How easy is it to take seeds from these plants? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 11:25

What can I put in now?

Foxgloves finished and a big space to fill... 
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Last Post: 20/07/2013 at 00:01
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