Latest posts by patty3

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 18:39

Anyone who rearly wants to grow food can make a deal with an older garden owner

who cannot now do the work, or a young person with no time.  

you trim the hedge, or cut the lawn, in return for the space to grow your veg.

and maybe share some veg!!

Bee Magnet Hanging Baskets

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 19:07

How nice to be thinking of the bees with hanging basket plants.

those big begonias  and other double flowers are rubbish for insects.

I plant for them but sadly i get more shade than sun!!

I need alot of help with three huge raised stone flower beds.

Posted: 12/02/2014 at 18:48

if you want little work  plant hardy geraniums you can search them on here.

they come in range of colours, and  cover the ground very quickly. flowering times from spring through  summer.

you could plant small shrubs in holes cut in the membrane you want to use in the large bed, and cover with gravel or tree bark.  very little work  when done!

Raised Beds Cat Poop

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 18:22


I scattered seed in a two mr area last autumn and layed wire mesh over them,

the cats have used the recess between grass and border but the seedlings are ok !


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.


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