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Latest posts by patty3

Tiny garden plot

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 21:40

As it is poor soil and sunny why not begin with a wild flower bed

to get them interested with watching plants grow and spotting insects.

you could add wild strawberry plants very small fruit but very sweet.

                                                     good luck


Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

Posted: 26/01/2014 at 20:41

It is what you add to it, or don't that counts,

if the contents of the bin are remnants of your food it is completely poison / chemical free.  As long as you don't add " blood fish and bone" or other suspect substances

it is natural and chemical free !!!

     Food Produced,   without artificial fertilisers or pesticides !  = organic


Introducing myself

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 22:34

dove and nut,

 give the man a chance, he was only introducing himself to us.



Introducing myself

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 22:30

HI holyood gardener,


Wildlife friendly

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 12:13

Hi peachy

I would say, when you see some of the  wild flowers in bloom

you won't want to hide them away!!

All of my garden for wildlife is on show to the street

and so many people say how nice it is,

 some even go away with seeds or plants of those they like !!


How to tackle completely overgrown garden?

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 10:04

I would want to find the neighbour who cut down  the fruit trees,

and shoot him !!!!

Good luck with it, i envy you.


Path idea, my pathway for a great garden design

Posted: 26/12/2013 at 17:37

Is his huge garden part of a garden center ?

He must have the biggest garden of anyone on this site,

no wonder he seems boastful  !!!!

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 23:25

i have seen  drives done in brick work "not the porous type"

and then look varnished!.

These should be asked to make a soakaway area on it.

as the area is huge, big enough for four cars.

Badly explained help!

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 23:14

I like to see what i am buying, go to the garden centre shop local.

 i don't own a GH to raise plug plants in.

some plants are started in tiny plastic cages, or net, which can restrict the plants growth. especialy if let dryout.


Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 22:53

hi jim

i am glad you mentioned Briza media, my daughter gave me a small bunch ofdried flowers with that grass when she was about ten,

many years later i scattered the grass seed. it grew and has self set for several years. i was amazed as the seed was so old but it looks so dainty in the border.


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