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Latest posts by patty3

Buried treasure

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 12:00

hi dove

what an interesting thread, i have enjoyed reading of all the finds.

i am in the middle of town and have found rusty old door locks, 

gate bolts, hinges,nails and horses teeth!


gardening jobs

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 11:20

 yes dove

i agree about the neglect of some plants in G C, how many of us have bought a neglected plant  just to save its life,  ...  hopefully.!!

                That would be my dream job, good luck 


The demise of the front garden.

Posted: 25/11/2013 at 09:50

Hi G G

I planted the communal garden where i live with perennials, shrubs and bulbs to benefit wild life.

it is in the centre of town and i do as much chatting as gardening.

I find it good for the figure and the soul, i just love being outside close to nature!

Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 11:38

  Hi mark

My back is hurting just thinking of the work involved in shifting that shrub.

you must be an optimist, and a determined one at that.

  ''feather brained'' idea or what!!i

                                   sorry could'nt resist,  i wish you good luck.  x


large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 11:03

 i get fed up of watching monty cut back dead plants or clear a path of weeds!

it is the stuff of watching paint dry!! 

We pay for his huge garden plants with the licence fee, so give us value for money. Carol to me is always the more interesting.

WE do need more gardening on tv, freeview repeats would do it's a long winter!

Rhus Typhina

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 10:47

 i agree with verden,

  My garden had one that was damaged in the wind' shortly after many little ones all over top of the lawn. be wise get a rowan instead.


Posted: 17/11/2013 at 10:26

i tend to think these offers should be viewed like any' so called bargain' with suspicion

i am old fashioned and like to go to the  G C and see what i am getting for my money.

Help please to stop ground covering plant spreading.

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 10:12

I think it a pretty little flower, do the bees, butterfly or other insects visit the plant ?

if so' in my opinion it is worth keeping !

Help I made a weeping willow purchasing mistake, can it be potted??

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:38

HI j i

Had you concidered repotting it and taking it back to Garden center for an exchange?  a tree more suitable in size for your plot. perhaps a fruit tree or rowan to help birds and bees, i am sure they would help.

 Or you could donate it to your local country park.

   just a thought,

Composter not composting!

Posted: 17/11/2013 at 09:18

Ihave a large cone compost bin.

I thought the idea was to stand it on soil to get worms and slugs up working on it? 

 I buy worms from the fishing shop to help things along.

mine was emptied to use in spring, then i turned the contents in october and was amazed how much good stuff was in it.   and as archiepem said it is a warm and back acheing job!!


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