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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Friend or Foe

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:29

They look a bit like the young plants of rosebay willow herb. Some consider it a weed!

Growing meconopsis

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

I am quite jealous of his success! So far about 20 have grown into small plants. I suspect they are headed for the cool bed behind the garage!

Growing meconopsis

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 20:41

My brother has germinated some meconopsis seeds and they now need to go in bigger pots. Can he use soil from the garden, which is acidic, or must they be grown in ericaceous compost?

Can they be put outside now, especially as the weather is warming up and they need cooler conditions.   I do hope someone can advise!

Too early for bedding plants yet?

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 15:36

Diascia are hardy so will be fine outside.

Rabbits!

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:55

What a brilliant idea! Will buy a catering size pack!!

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 10:18

Recycled water and tea is just as good...especially for the compost heap!

Tomato plug plants - any good online suppliers

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:44

Interesting choice in Tesco this morning - 'Round Tomato'...

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:42

Some of these responses are a real giggle! It never occurred to me that people could bo sooo disgusting! I would love a rabbit fence but the cost is prohibitive - our field border alone is about 150 yards long and then there is the back and other sides. Recycled beer seems to work this week, but probably not for long. Thank you all so much for cheering me up   

Gardening with the enemy

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:36

We all have different challenges to cope with in the garden & enemies come in all shapes & sizes.

My current enemy is rabbits. I loathe them and they clearly feel the same about me  because they dig up, graze off or trample as many of my plants as possible. They have even dug up my dahlias (I don't lift them because it is quite mild here) and eaten the roots. Grr!  So now my plants are festooned with green netting and bits of chicken wire.  I have even sprinkled recycled beer round vulnerable plants! Next move... shotgun! I suppose I could track down lion poo...

What is your enemy & how do you deal with them?

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:41

Thank you everyone. It will be the compost heap with cardboard & other bits in a stew!

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

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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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
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