philippa smith2

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What do you hate most about gardening?

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 17:17


I think they just squeeze don't they ?  They leave the big bits to hang for a while  - might be some time for this one tho

What do you hate most about gardening?

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 17:00

What do you hate most about gardening?

Posted: 16/07/2017 at 16:57

Wolfman - you've completely lost me with the wildlife shooting..  Are you saying that you can fit HRH, his horse, pheasants and grouse in to your council flat garden ? Not forgetting the bird bath, low level conservatory and various other bits and pieces  And that you have space to shoot as well ?

That's some council flat garden you have there - amazing - I'm sure every right minded gardener would applaud your ingenuity in managing everything AND still having the time to indulge in rubbish.You don't mention a pond ( oops sorry - that should probably be a lake ? )

Bet you haven't got a Slow worm tho

What do you hate most about gardening?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 18:47

Aye I think you're right Hostafan - original and amusing wums I can put up with but boring - NO.  I'll take your advice.

What do you hate most about gardening?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 18:37


I think these are mint

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 18:25

Oops - I stand corrected Dove - wasn't aware of the var. Lemon Balm - only the common one here

Mushrooms - are these guys safe?

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 18:19

They are simply feeding on your rotting tree stump -natural life cycle and the fungi are safe if you don't eat what you cannot surely identify.  

If you ensure all humans and pets don't eat them, there is nothing to worry about.  If you cannnot guarantee that, whip them up.  They will re grow for as long as the tree stump can provide for them.

Indoor olive tree issues

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 18:13

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as an "indoor" Olive tree.

Clean the leaves as best you can, re pot in a suitable medium and larger pot and put it outside for the greater part of the year.

Fallen Magnolia buds on lawn

Posted: 15/07/2017 at 17:58

I'd suggest green

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