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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Giant Echium (echium pininana)

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 15:27

I would love to have a go at growing some of these! Will try to pm you with address.

Talkback: Composting

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 15:50

I asked for one on our local freecycle and got one. It is amazing - but very noisy and a bit temperamental. It stops when I try to put too much in and sulks for a while then carries on.

Wormery!

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:39

Edd's thread is brilliant. All you ever wanted to know - it's all there. I've just put my worms into the greenhouse for the winter. I did it last year and they survived, much to my delight.

Vermicomposting for begginers

Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:34

I have just found some old leachate in milk bottles at the back of my shed. Can I put the liquid on the compost heap?

Skimmias - chalk soil

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 17:07

I agree with Obelixx. I put mine into MPC in the ground and they were fine for a while, then became sickly. I moved them to my Mum's garden which has acidic soil and the difference in them was amazing.  I replaced them with an abelia. It grows quickly and tall but responds well to cutting back and it is possible to maintain a mound shape easily.

horticultural society

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 07:36

Ah - Daintiness' idea reminded me of some very successful table decs at a Christmas fair years ago. Just described as above with a bit of spray snow too, some berries and the occasional robin. The idea is simple and yes anyone can do it but it takes a bit of effort. So much easier to buy one ready made at a fair! The stall sold out. 

Just clicked the link - brilliant!

Monty don new series

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:03

I like the programmes for all the reasons already said above. I am just  not sure about  all the pebbles. Have pebbles become the decking of old?

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 18:51

You are correct. However, the ban will start in 2015. It is a start...

http://inhabitat.com/the-netherlands-says-no-to-monsanto-bans-roundup-herbicide/

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 10:41

It seems that Holland has just banned Roundup...

How long does Roundup last in the soil?

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 12:31

I am dismayed by some comments here. Glyphosate is an appalling chemical. If is not sprayed on wheat, then why are there glyphosate residues in bread?

UK has high levels of glyphosate residues on food. Glyphosate has been linked to some of our worst diseases.  

Don't buy it.

 

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Hiring a lawn scarifier

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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

Help with cucumbers

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 08:33

Cucumbers outdoors?

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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 17:36

Garlic rust

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 16:51

Munched broadbeans

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 10:10

Growing meconopsis

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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 00:13

What do you do with grass clippings?

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

Mice!

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