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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Best value cloches

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 22:14

I never thought of plastic corrugated sheets - genius! Thanks Verdun - I wondered how to stuff it into the ground!  Off to B&Q tomorrow...

Best value cloches

Posted: 13/09/2013 at 14:08

I would like to buy some cloche hoops for my veg garden. I have looked at commercial cloche hoopss and also blue water pipe! Has anyone got an opinion on A) the best cloche hoops to buy and B) the idea of using blue water pipe as cloche hoops!

Thanks for your help.

Moans about GW

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 09:41

It seems that we are all singing from the same sheet - less sport, more gardening and a wider range too! It would be great to have  hour long episodes.

Walnut Tree

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:34

It is a leaf gall mite. I found this site when I saw these bumps on my tree.

Unable to order offers

Posted: 04/09/2013 at 17:30

I've had lots of trouble in the past too. I phone my order through now. Stress free!


Posted: 17/08/2013 at 17:28

Try the Natural Beekeeping Website for details of courses in your area, Also Gareth John has a course running in early September. See the Simple Bees website.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 11:25

Ah - that would certainly be easier! Thanks.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 08:14

I have some lovely red monarda flowers and the bees love them. Is it easy to collect seed from these flowers and will they come true? I want to grow lots more next year.

Bee programme tonight

Posted: 03/08/2013 at 15:22

The biggest threat to any bee is the two legged one... whether it is spraying pesticide, creating green deserts or interfering with natural bee behaviour.

bumblebee nest

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 20:45

Can you provide a temporary weather shelter for the exposed cells? Perhaps a box or even the patio table will offer some protection. In a few weeks the queen will go off and hibernate and the workers will die.  Rats may be in the compost bin.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: Today at 01:41

What do you do with grass clippings?

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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


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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