Latest posts by patty3

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!!


large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:02


I think monty forgets , we who watch G W don't have his money

to splash out on the things that he buys, like those tubs

that needed a forklift truck to position.

His not expensive' could be my ( very expensive ).

I want to grow again

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 20:52

Don't the bees love heathers,  a good reason to grow a few!

Sarah Raven

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 09:50

i would like to recomend sarah raven's site to anyone new to gardening.

each month through the year what to sow- plant and what you can harvest.

She would be my choice for a new gardening show, and she supports nature.


Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 05:27

Hi Happy girl

I made a home for wildlife here in a communal garden in the center of town, I am restricted as to what i can do.

I tried scattering flower seeds around a local estate, and as you said '' what with the council mowers'' you don't hold out much hope. and in our area we have men spraying herbesides too!!  I complained to the council but they have the last word sadly!!

What tree is this?

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 17:10

yes i have a wild life garden and have noticed

they sneak in among other plants like ivy does.

you have to be quick  to pull them out

or the root is stronger than me!!

Oak tree seedling

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 16:58

 It is a good feeling to grow a tree.

I gather conkers and pot them up, after a couple of years i give them to a friend who plants them on his land. It is nice to think that they will continue growing long after i am gone!


Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 20:52

 That is what is wrong with this otherwise good forum.

Some people are never off  it.  

and some try to take over.

Give and take,   and don't take it too seriously.


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