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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Weed or not?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:13

Epilobium angustifolia? The pink form is called fireweed or rosebay willowherb in UK but the white form is lovely in the garden.


Posted: 21/06/2015 at 16:29

My daughter had a M&S cake made up of three tiers. The florist made a beautiful spray to go on top & it looked good and tasted delicious. Cakes can be way too expensive.

Son had a cake made of different cheeses, decorated with ivy. Now that was different!  

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 11:54

Oh dear ... this thread  took a turn I was not expecting. I suppose I should have said that at least Monty does some things the way normal mortals do too.  Another example of foot in mouth syndrome. 

Monty and those gardening sins...

Posted: 20/06/2015 at 08:04

Was it just me who saw Monty commit gardening sines? He over-stuffed a hanging basket with POT BOUND plants! Tut tut.  And then he planted some distinctly leggy cosmos which had not been pinched out or watered much by the look of it! I only know that about cosmos because they looked a bit like mine.  His halo is slipping!

Attractive stinging nettles?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 22:15

What about the red or white dead nettle? I don't think they are stingers though.

What's wrong with these gooseberries

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 11:29

It looks a bit like mildew after the early stages- as if the furry stuff has come off and left the scabby stuff behind. Not a very clear explanation but someone with better knowledge will be along soon!

weather warning

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 14:44

Very calm here - absolutely no wind. A slight rainfall and that's it.The garden is very parched and desperately needs rain.

Soil based compost

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

Thank you for the explanations. I now know why the hibiscus is food. 

Soil based compost

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 14:41

I understand that if I want to keep a tree or shrub in a pot permanently, then I must use soil based compost. I'm not sure what this is...soil and potting compost? Does anyone have any experience of this and can you advise me?

The plants I want to pot are Acer and myrtle. I have a hibiscus in a pot too and it's suffering. Thank you.


Posted: 07/06/2015 at 16:45

oops...whizzed. !!

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Growing Cardoons

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Best buy bulbs

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Last Post: 02/09/2015 at 21:53

Can I store Charlotte potatoes?

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Last Post: 11/07/2015 at 15:30

Storing Charlotte potatoes

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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 18:32

A question about water

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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 16:47

Monty and those gardening sins...

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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 16:26

Soil based compost

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Last Post: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

Failing plants from online supplier

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Last Post: 20/05/2015 at 13:08

When do potatoes flower?

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 18:43

Dwarf Cosmos

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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:54

Sick hebe

Bare branches and worse 
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Last Post: 16/04/2015 at 17:29

Potato planting dilemma

Going away... 
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Last Post: 07/03/2015 at 18:14

Hiring a lawn scarifier

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Last Post: 01/03/2015 at 02:10

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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