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How do you all know so much

Posted: Yesterday at 21:07

ooh what lovely posts.  I guess for me my first experience was digging ground elder out of a border every year from about the age of 5 ! My first house I was an eager gardener but didn't get much right, and hubby lost faith in my gardening skills.  A new house, fab garden, lots of stuff to do and slowly I think I'm getting my husbands faith back that I have some idea of what I'm doing, as nothing is done without a lot of research.  

I just need to not get a stripy lawn from not overlapping the lawn feed / moss control properly and how to get seedlings to grow straight and not all bendy as they always seem to do....

Fun times ahead I feel. Thank you for all putting up with my daft questions and there are a lot of them.  I bore my friends to death talking about my garden so it is lovely to have you all here to share it with. 

Places you go when the weather improves

Posted: Yesterday at 20:45

Savill Gardens, Surrey, Rhododendrons will be out soon, I can't wait.  Now I just need to find the punchbowl which is a valley full of them. stunning. 

pruning shrubs for growth

Posted: Yesterday at 20:27

ooh great question, I've been trying to figure this out too.  I have a couple of leggy forsythia's at the front of my house, would like them to bush out more.  One of them only has one stem, should I cut that right down to try and make it bushier from the base ? 

How do you all know so much

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:10

There are a few people on this fab forum that always respond.  Apologies if you think I'm being nosey, but how do you know so so much ??? 

Is it just though a passion and lots of learning along the years or have you trained professionally. 

I'm in awe, so much to learn, am glad of this forum to help me along the way.  

What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 08:49

You guys are inspiring us to try and put in a pond at home.  just need to figure out where to put it. Maybe I can get my other half onto the project, he likes to have projects...  I just wonder how all these little animals find the ponds...

Squirrel trouble?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 20:19

i saw something called Squirrel Stop in the GC last week.  Tempted to get some for bird feeders but the reviews say can use it on plants & borders too.

I had a squirrel eat through the stem of my brand new snowflake hydrangea last week... only one stem remaining.  I'm currently using cut down bamboo sticks to chase the little ...'s out the garden. 


Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:38

Our neigbours got rid of two boundary's worth of conifers, it is fab, so much light everywhere. has really changed our garden as well as theirs.  Get rid and let the light in ! 

Compost help

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:36

I made the mistake of chucking a load of potatoes on my compost heap when they didn't get used, I now seem to have potato plants growing out the side of my heap... Its a minefield the whole composting thing I tell you..  Good luck 

Ants and oak trees

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 20:20

We have a trail of big black ants between two oak trees at opposite ends of the garden.  Last year they wore a path where they were going back and forth. 

Does anyone know why they like the oak so much, they are going up the trees and we can't see what is going on up there as too high up. Will they be damaging the trees at all ?

Any ideas?

what to do with school gardens during holidays

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:41

My daughters school has a sensory garden where they have planted wild seeds and lots of perennials in it.  they are wondering what to do during the summer holidays to keep the plants alive. 

They were wondering whether to get the Parents Association to purchase some sort of irrigation / drip system ??? Anyone have any experience with these and how best to keep plants alive over 6 weeks of summer ? 

Not an option to go in and water as school grounds all locked up. 

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Discussions started by Peanuts3

How do you all know so much

Are gardens your hobby or your job ? 
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Ants and oak trees

A trail of ants between two oak trees 
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what to do with school gardens during holidays

Irrigation system ? 
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Wildflower seeds

Seem to be a lot of work 
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Look what I found under alkanet.

But what are they? 
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Can I put Alkanet on my compost heap ?

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How soon after I've applied moss control can I rake?

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Half a lilac shrub & pigeon damage ?

One half fully in leaf, other half struggling 
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What will grow in my woody area

What native plants should I go for. 
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Weed identification

These are everywhere, how do I manage them 
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What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Frogspawn turned to mush ?? 
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A test for those with rhodo knowledge

3 different plants, 3 different types of leaves 
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Moving peony

Will it be okay to move 
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Unhealthy rosemary

Why are the leaves like this? 
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wildlife garden in the shade

Which plants to grow 
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