Latest posts by patty3

worst job in garden

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:14

I lost my favorite dead heading scissors last year,

this year when sieving my compost ready for seed sowing

i found them and they worked fine once cleaned.

Good old  Wilkos,  cheap but reliable!!

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 18:29

Dont you have to notify DEFRA when you find knotweed? with grid reference.

On the plus side i have heard it is good for making bee homes,instead of 

 using bamboo!




Posted: 29/06/2013 at 17:04

  I too have had this problem, It knows my E mail but wont accept my pass word.

  i have so many problems

all of the time with the computer  I should be used to it by now.


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:47

Thanks' nutcutlet

I have pestered our council for several years,and now they just do one cut at the edge

of  the road.  ( a small victory! )

I have  complained about the spraying of poisons around  our town too!

                   (   little steps  )


Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:11

Hi all,

Do you like myself , like to see the roadside verges with tall waving grasses and our wild plants growing and flowering  to benefit wildlife?

Or do you like THE COUNCILS VERSION, cut to the ground benefiting nothing!

If you prefer the former go to PLANT LIFE.ORG to sign the petition to ask councils to leave to grow naturally WHERE SAFE TO DO SO! and save money at the same time.



Cats in my flowerbeds

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 10:18
 Hi allI have so enjoyed reading all of the posts about ( trespassing cats).They made me laugh so much, i put down  chicken wire where seeds are set.  I have a problem with people with dogs!My garden is on street in town,  dogs walk by peeing on all of my plants that,tumble through railings, and poo if the owners think they are not observed!!I have tried dog off,disso, shake and vac, I thought if it makes me sneeze it will them!!!I too have conciddered a pistol' not for the dogs, but the owners!!! 


Posted: 16/06/2013 at 07:34

Hi G Q

I do not recomend poisons! as they are not nature friendly!      

All gardeners must be nature friendly!!

To get a usable area for this season' yes dig and clear,but if not in a hurry,

then cover with a dark membrane sheet, all below will die through lack of light

and you are left with a nice clean area to dig and plant!


weed ID?

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 07:13

Hi darren

it looks like feverfew to me !

i have it all over my wild flower /  perennial  garden .

it has white flowers on, I may be wrong ' best to wait and see.

patience is a gift we gardeners must cultivate!!

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 19:00

I planted a perennial plant garden  for the benefit of wildlife,

and of course to keep in shape and satisfy my soul!

blackbirds,sparrows,dunocks, tits and finch have raised their familys here

we have a pair of mallards too!  woodpeckers and hawks have visited

even though it is in the centre of town.

It is a walled garden with too much shade,    But the birds and i love it!

I have a new man in my life

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 18:14

A garden  that i cycle past has it all over the front garden

under the window, around the lawn,

 the car stands on two rows of slabs and it is both sides of  the car and under it.!

but i think its so very pretty.

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