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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

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!

Is it Lythrum is it a bog plant?

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 09:32

I bought a lythrum before I realised it need lots of water. It survives well in my dry chalky soil and I give it extra water in the summer as well as lots of mulch. The flowers are lovely. It does have a reddish tinge to the stalks.

Gardener come.....

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:38

Ah - that is always a difficult question because I love so many... here's a few: Emma, Birdsong, Testament of Youth, Grapes of Wrath, Any Shardlake book, the Larsson trilogy, Wuthering Heights, Slaughterhouse 5. They all look a bit heavy! About to start Pompeii. 

Gardener come.....

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:27

Retired English teacher. Hardly ever think about what I used to be. Now I'm a granny, a gardener and a cook.

Are French Marigolds still in 'Vogue'?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:03

Nigella's black cherry chocolate trifle is delicious. Not a patch on the 70s version!

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 10:18

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 16:05

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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