Latest posts by patty3

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.....

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.

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