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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

I need your help!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 08:31

I would echo chicky's comments. We began by planting for bees, but of course so much more came into the garden for the plants. It is brilliant and really enriches my life. Good luck with the campaign.

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!

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

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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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
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