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Latest posts by patty3

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.


Dr Hessayon quits writing

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 22:22

I too love my  gardening books, especialy now when  we can't get in the garden.

i sit looking at the pictures of borders and flowers for ideas for new plantings next season

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 18/12/2013 at 09:32

 Hi gm

well done' that sounds great for wildlife and passers by to enjoy.


HELP!: My HousePlanted Yuacca Tree is dying?

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 17:29

Hi anthony

i used to get those small flies on the soil of my plants,,

 then i covered the soil with small gravel ( from the petshop for fish tanks.)

and water at the bottom of the pot.

that cured it .... good luck

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 16/12/2013 at 17:12

Hi verden

we visited the minack theatre last year and i saw Jk growing over a wall next to a small brook, beside the road leading to the theatre.

I do know what it looks like,  i had it growing up to my first floor window in  the carpark  of a flat i rented.



Pink Viburnum Tinus

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:58

Ask them for a  cutting they take very easily, plants for free what could be better?


Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:42

I had one for years it looked grand untill it was damaged in the wind

and then looked a mess with suckers springing up all over the lawn.

planting in a tub sounds a good idea, because they are a handsome tree.

Talkback: How to lift and store dahlias

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:09

I am in the east midlands and have three dahlias i grew from seed.

they have remained in the soil with an upturned plant pot filled with leaves over them for two winters now.

I do not use pestesides, and have had no other problems with them.

Wildlife blues

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 21:01

Who owned the garden that was cleared ?

The council are the same with grass verges, all cut to the ground

 instead of  just where necessary!

I agree with you it is sad for the birds and other creatures who had a home their.

monty don

Posted: 30/11/2013 at 20:50

 The daily mail magazine saturday 30 nov.

the bbc plan new 10 week garden series with Monty, Carol, Rachel, Joe, Chris,            Diarmuid and Charlie Dimmock . 

so many of us have asked for more  gardening progs  through the winter months,

it seems the bbc has listened.                                    I for one can't wait.....

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