Latest posts by Passionate


Posted: 25/09/2016 at 11:06

These are mystery holes that have appeared in our lawn over the past couple of weeks. It's just as if someone has speared the lawn with a crowbar, twisted it and pulled it out.

the holes are random rather than in a walking pattern, they are about an inch deep,and most are quite smooth and purposful 

any ideas would be welcom, thanks.

Found some holes

Posted: 24/09/2016 at 16:23

can anyone identify these holes in my lawn, they are quite random about an inch wide, looks like a circle has been made and soil is either missing or been scooped out. They are not footprints because they are not uniform as in strides or something walking About??

Veg bed cover

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 19:38

hi Chris172

thanks very much, your patch looks well organised, I can see how portable your covers/tunnels are.

Although I only grow veg in a 6x6 bed your tunnels have given me encouragement to think about making my own cover.

I will get busy with the help of my hubby and design my own cover.

thanks a lot.😊

Veg bed cover

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 21:15

Hi everybody, as you can see my veg cover is worse for wear, the plastic has split and the Zips are forever getting stuck.

i have tried the usual garden suppliers on line but they don't stock this type anymore. The nearest is a micro net cover with elastic around the bottom, this seems like hard work accessing the bed without having to expose most of the veg each time.

Has anyone got one of these nets only ones and how useable are they? Has anyone made a cover themselves, maybe this is an option.

i have a 6x6 raised bed and two half hoops but no alternative cover, I would appreciate any suggestion.

Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 16:21

Berghill, thankyou, I did read that it likes to be near water, and yours sounds very happy, they sound like great plants to have so I'm very pleased about that.

i will pass the info regarding the smaller types onto my sister whose garden isn't quite as big as mine as she always likes my choice of plants, great. 😍

Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 15:57

hi Posy and Ladybird 4

thank you both for your quick reply, your advice is most welcome, and makes me even more excited about the plant.

i will take time to consider were I plant it so that the wind does catch those lovely flower heads.

thanks again


Looking after an Aruncus

Posted: 11/07/2016 at 14:58

I have just purchased an Aruncus Dioicus, and I'm really excited about this plant. I saw it in the gardens of the hotel we stayed at (in the Uk) and loved it.

i have read up on how to grow it which seems quite straightforward but it's the location in my garden that I'm unsure of ? I have a large garden which is a west facing garden so each side shares the sun at different times of the day.

i know it will become a large plant and I have the room also propagation can restrict it in the future but I'm wondering if anyone has this plant and could give me any advice on how much sun to shade? and can share any tips that would help my success growing it. Thankyou 

Plum tree leaves

Posted: 09/07/2016 at 17:54


thankyou very much for your much detailed  reply, I have passed it onto my sister and she was well pleased.😊

Plum tree leaves

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 23:46

My sister has a plum tree and below is a photo of the leaves, obviously something is eating the leaves and she wonders what it might be. Does anyone recognise this pest and know how to eradicate it, thanks 

Lillie Beetles

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 09:14

they do say cats are very wise 😊

But as gardeners I think we are naturally, generous, practical and to a point kind humans, unless something or somebody decides to destroy what we have spent time planning and creating for all to enjoy.

So I say don't feel bad when we react to nasty destructive things just get rid of it/them and carry on enjoying your garden ha ha 😅

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