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Compost or manure ?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 20:07

I heard from GQT you only need blood fish and bone when planting individual plants rather than scattering it on the bed (just incase you were going to do that) 

Talkback: Gardening makes you happy

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:58

I love my garden too, but what is making me sad at the moment is bumble bees, I have seen so many on flowers gathering pollen then the next time I look, the bee is dead!!


it doesn't happen with every bumble bee or on a particular plant but I'm seeing quite a few, has anyone one else noticed this happening and if so why?


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:50

My garden is pretty full having matured over the years so I tend to take a few photographs in summer then I know were the perennials are and I put anual seeds in any spaces in early spring. 

I have dug up bulbs in the past so I don't bother with them unless I plant them in pots, which i do with lilies and tulips, which I shelter in the winter months and they come up every year.



Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:43
  • I think any climbing plant, rose, clematis, you can fix wire to the wall or a willow type structure to help the climber and train it to mingle in the bushes on the side so it won't go over into next doors?


Posted: 06/08/2013 at 16:31

Top plant looks like  a sambusca, which is part of the elderberry family, I have one in my garden.

its a lovely light and airy bush, with lovely clusters of black berries on , I'm not sure if you can eat them, anyway I like it because being black and at the back of my plot  shows of other flowering plants in front of it.

you can chop it right down to the ground in autumn and up it comes again in spring with new fresh leaves.

sorry not sure about the other one but it looks a good plant for insects.

hope this is helpful 


Blueberry help

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 17:54

I'm not sure that you can over water blueberry plants but because they are lime haters they do say you should only give them rain water not tap water, unless ofcourse you really have too.

Are your pots big enough, experts say repot to a larger one each year, i put mine in large pots so they could grow into them maybe the leaves are feeling a bit squashed ?

My plants produce redish leaves in autumn 

I have three large plants and two of them are growing well with a great crop, the third one is a late bush which extends the cropping  Mmm lovely.

Gardeners World ... 'Hatchet' job on Bamboo!!

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 16:38

I agree we have just got rid of some bamboo and what a job it has been, clumps knotted together roots about two fleet deep which creeped halfway under the shed, it was a nightmare.

the only thing I can say is they provided a great screen and they looked good bending and waving in the breeze.

i would say bamboo is great for screening but only if you can afford the room it takes up and can be 100% sure you never want to dig it up.


Moving house end August

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 13:31

I remember when we moved house the solicitor sent us a form to complete regarding anything specific that  we wanted to take with us which  covered us for plants from the garden. As long as we added each plant to the list we could practically empty the garden but we did leave some. Ha ha.

help please.....anyone

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 13:26

Hi if anyone could explain in simple terms how to load up pics from my i pad I would be very grateful.

thanks in anticipation.


Posted: 12/07/2013 at 13:22

Yes I agree, I look everyday to check my lillies and I've found three on seperate occasions up to now, which is great, usually i have found loads in passed years. Just grab  them and squeeze em.

The problem is if you take your time and miss them they fall to the ground lay upside down (being black underneath makes them impossible to see) little pests.

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