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Patsy F

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Garden centre recommendations

Posted: Yesterday at 22:10
I am very fortunate to live only 10 minutes' walk from an excellent nursery/garden centre, Coolings, in Knockholt, Kent off the A 21. I am there at least once a week either buying or browsing - so therapeutic.


Posted: Yesterday at 11:12
Monty's style of presentation is far superior to the 'children's presenters' who've been promoted to adult programmes - they are so patronising and giggly! Wholeheartedly agree with you, Topbird.

Can You Suggest a Front Garden Tree or Bush

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:27

We have a weeping birch in the centre of our front lawn, which doesn't obstruct the light coming into the kitchen window and looks quite beautiful in the winter with its silver bark.


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:09

I do exactly the same, Dove, using old compost bags turned inside out, and it works brilliantly.

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 14:03

Personally, I have been more than satisfied with the various T&M plants/bulbs I have ordered over the years from GW, paying postage only, but am aware that many people very unhappy with them.

boring gardening jobs

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 21:30

My nose always itches when I've got dirty hands or gloves, and if I scratch it the itch becomes even itchier!  Also, I dislike intensely the journalists who ask stupid questions after someone has experienced an horrific accident/attack or something similar.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:36

Chilly, but sunny in Kent,although quite wet from heavy rainfall overnight.  I emptied my wooden crate 'Nanna's Garden 2011' as Cosmos and Amaranthus (which had performed beautifully from seeds sown by my youngest granddaughter) were past their best.  Tidied the border edges, lightly pruned back long shoots from climbing roses. Yesterday I emptied one of my three compost bins, raked leaves off lawn, planted Iris Reticulata in shady corner of garden and planted orange tulip bulbs in blue pots for patio.  Still so much to do, but it's half-term here this week, so will be looking after grandchildren and my sister is visiting from Spain, so after tomorrow gardening will be put on hold until next weekend..  Also, I've ordered the 50 free tulip bulbs from GW (T&M) so will be deciding where to plant them.  

Monty's Hedging

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 17:41
Well, I thoroughly enjoy watching GW and, as a dog lover, find Nigel adds to my entertainment, especially when he put his tennis ball in the mushrooms! I like Monty's style and the fact that he sometimes gets things wrong and owns up to his mistakes.

Hawk moth caterpillars

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 17:53
My 2 are in a sheltered spot with plenty of fuchsias, so am hoping they'll survive.

World Mental Health Day

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 17:49
Yes, gardening is the best form of therapy when you're feeling 'down' or going through a difficult time. No matter what the weather, even a quick burst of gardening is a tonic. It should be available on the NHS!
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Hawk moth caterpillars

What should I do? 
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Garden Visit

Houghton Hall, North Norfolk  
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Viburnum 'Kilimanjaro Sunrise'

Chelsea plant of the year 2015 
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Bulk buying compost

Soil improver for clay 
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Plan name please 
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Paeonia 'Bartzella' 
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All year round interest with perennials

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Plant for shade

Smilacina Racemosa 
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Wall baskets

Suitable plants for .North-facing wall 
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Grass too long and wet 
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