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Looking to start a business and need advice

Posted: 10/08/2015 at 09:38

Good luck, Nick.  Let us know how you get on.  If gardening is what you enjoy doing, then you'll achieve job satisfaction ultimately, even if you have a bit of a struggle getting there, it will all be worthwhile.

Carol Klein’s Plant Odysseys

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 21:29

LynHist, I thought it was very good, informative and full of Carol's natural enthusiasm, but not too much, as sometimes I find it a little irritating!  Well worth watching.

Ok...its nasty

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 20:31

Our resident thrush has been making a beeline for the blueberries.  I have, reluctantly, netted them - the blueberries, not the thrush!  

Best doorway plants?

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 17:46

I've got a Pieris either side of my front door, they provide all year round interest.

I need your help

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 23:02

Pauline, I haven't read the whole thread, so I might be repeating what you've already heard.  If you wish to lose weight, you need a lifestyle change, not a diet.  'Eat when you're hungry, stop when you're satisfied (not full)!'.  Walk, walk, walk!  Run up and down the stairs, be active - you don't have to be at the gym each day, just incorporate activity into your normal daily routine.  Eat healthily - green salads, tomatoes, fruit, chicken, fish and one small serving with your main meal of potatoes, bread, rice or pasta. I agree with Katherine, and quite often don't have breakfast before 11am, when I have a bowl of fruit & nut Granola (Lidl's) with fresh strawberries/grapes, almonds & plain yogurt and a cup of tea.  I might have tea & cake or a biscuit at 4, then dinner at 7.  Good luck, Katherine.

Idenity of Clematis please.

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:16

I think it is a Niobe, I have one, which is quite beautiful.

how to self water containers during holiday?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 21:08

If you haven't got family or friends living nearby, you can't beat a friendly neighbour, who also happens to be a gardener.  It's easily reciprocated when they go on holiday.

Rose id please

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:52

Has it any fragrance?

What did you all feed your daffodils?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 20:51

Having cut back the dead leaves, I cover mine with a mulch mixed with blood fish & bone.

Plant ID Please.

Posted: 09/07/2015 at 11:05
Yes, a Fuchsia, I have one but lost the label.
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Plan name please 
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All year round interest with perennials

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Plant for shade

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Wall baskets

Suitable plants for .North-facing wall 
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