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The National Rose Society books. Need new home.

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:43

Edd..........that's a good ending  

Recommended Books

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:31

and anyway there was no there

Recommended Books

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:29

A bad case of anthropomorphism I'd wonder so many people have no real conception of nature.



Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 19:15

"Perhaps another site "...........wishful thinking  Edd


Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 17:08

I suggested a dedicated "book" thread ( tho obviously without as much clarity as I'd hoped ) so that Mike didn't need to start a new thread for each book every time he thought of one.

Other threads do sometimes include book titles when relevant but if this thread sticks just with gardening related books, it should make life easier for all of us .....that was the theory anyway

Talkback: How to apply mulch

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:47

Jocelyn.....All those plants you mention are hardy in this country.  If you are expecting severe frosts, it may be worth insulating your pots with something to protect the plant roots from freezing solid.  Just mulching the plants won't stop that problem

Talkback: How to repot orchids

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:16

Not all orchids require the same treatment.  Check which you are growing first

Wildlife gardening -Month by Month.

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 17:13

There is already a "space" Mike

One thread entitled "Recommended Books " should do it.  The title and ISBN is all that is required and perhaps a concise description if the title doesn't immediately give the subject away.  Posters can add reviews if necessary. 

broad beans sown in autumn

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 18:56

It does always depend on your location but staking your Autumn sown Broad beans as soon as they reach a reasonable height means that they will usually grow to sturdy plants thru winter gales.  I've always found they are less susceptible to blackfly but we all have differing experiences.

Memories of Yesteryear.

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 18:42

Good for you Lyn  Some have it, others don't.  The world has to accommodate both.

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Kindle e readers

Advice sought from Kindle users. 
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Last Post: 15/12/2014 at 22:49

Papaver orientale " Black and White "

Anyone growing this one ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 16:33

Philadelphus coronarius variegatus

anyone grown this ? 
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Last Post: 07/12/2014 at 13:29

Nandina domestica

Regenerating old plant. 
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Last Post: 01/12/2014 at 18:33

Book Lovers and Library Users

Pay for a Library Service or lose it ? 
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Last Post: 06/11/2014 at 09:37


Wasps......lack of this year ? 
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Last Post: 25/11/2014 at 15:54


How to politely educate someone ? 
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What do the various abbrevations mean and are we talking about the same thing ? 
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Last Post: 09/10/2014 at 08:59

Rude but funny.

Another Quotes thread.......can't find the old one. 
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Last Post: 28/08/2014 at 14:54

Recommended varieties

Best performers 
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Last Post: 13/08/2014 at 09:28

Mangetout varieties

Any recommendations please ? 
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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 18:35

Sweet potato

Slips or Plugs ? 
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Last Post: 17/11/2014 at 20:57

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Who is your plant named after ? 
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Last Post: 06/07/2014 at 21:27

Lost garden tools

Not stolen..........just hiding !! 
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Last Post: 19/06/2014 at 21:10

Glyphosate killer in various forms

Effect on surrounding planting ? 
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