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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 08:37

I discovered this morning that something has eaten all my peas and sweet peas!  I also found a small cache of onion sets dug up and hidden under a log in my veg garden. I think it is probably mice. Apart from digging up what is left (if anything) and growing it under cover, is there anything else I can do to prevent the blighters from scoffing everything? Any advice welcome.

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:40

Punk you are right - it is comfrey. It looks like the pinky one or the white/ pale yellow one. Both loved by bees, especially bumbles.

The white / pale yellow version is low growing and spreads rapidly! I often harvest the leaves for my compost heap but it doesn't seem to do any long term damage! A friend called it symphytum alba.

New worms for wormery

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:09

Ah. I wish I had known this last September! My worms died in the floods of 2012 - the bin was flooded! I paid  a small sum for a small packet of worms and am delighted to say they have survived in the greenhouse over winter. They have bred and now I have lots of worms. 

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?

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 22:18

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Last Post: Yesterday at 18:06

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... 
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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
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