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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Pruning Winter Jasmine

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 16:57

Thank you Verdun. I am really looking forward to it - it is such a lovely plant and I miss the flowers.

Pruning Winter Jasmine

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 15:17

When is the best time to prune this plant? Mine is about 15 years old, has lots of stalks but few flowers. It is long overdue a haircut. Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks

I'm so so bored stiff

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 17:43

I was bored too and then I had the brilliant  idea of turning the compost heap. There was more than I thought... I was still out there in the dark.  Next time I will lie down in darkened room until I feel better! 

New Family Home with Lovely Garden - worried beginner

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 22:35

We have moved house about 15 times in the last 40 years.The best advice I was given by my dad was to wait a year and see what came up in the garden, then make changes. Best advice ever!

Decomposition of Racehorse Poo

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 16:45

I agree with Dove - I do that and just leave it. I was a bit squeamish the first time I planted (I AM a girl..) but actually I had the best crop this year. I soon got over the squeamishness and learned to love the poo...!

Cabbage white butter flys

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 16:42

Oooh, I like that idea - a sort of distraction crop. Will do that next year! Maybe I'll have more fat cabbages.

Cabbage white butter flys

Posted: 22/11/2013 at 13:10

After suffering similar results, I fleeced the last unaffected cabbage. Now I am looking forward to a delicious fat cabbage in January!  Fleecing does seem to work.

What the heck - my purse isn't big enough - but one can dream

Posted: 18/11/2013 at 08:42

I have lots of baby hellebores which I dug up from a friend's garden. Should they be scalped too?  They are still in pots and I hope to plant them in the ground next month when my overgrown bushes have been pruned.

Overwintering Yourself...

Posted: 11/11/2013 at 17:54

All of the above and I indulge in garden porn by poring over catalogues and dreaming about what I could grow if i were rich, fitter, had staff to help etc!

Help!!!!

Posted: 10/11/2013 at 16:30

Thank you fidget - I have just tried it and it works! No more tedious pressing the last page on long threads!

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

What do you do with grass clippings?

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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

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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