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Latest posts by philippa smith2

Problems Storing Wellies

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 09:25

There is already a form of wellington boot "storage" on the market.  I've no idea how popular it is but there must be a limit on how many of these new products are really useful

Pond ice prevention

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:33

I think there are various "gadgets" on the market but usually the simplest ideas are the best.

I have a large clump of Pontaderia which has taken to wandering from one end of the pond to the other and therefore tends to break up any ice which forms on the surface.

What do I do now

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:26

But a horrid shock when you put your specs on...........I used to think I was beautiful..........but that was only when I couldn't really see myself close up........urrrgghhhhh

Big Garden Birdwatch 2016

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:21

You are not alone LG........the birds know..........they delight in coming in the day before and the day after.  On the actual day......they sit and laugh elsewhere at our puny efforts.

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:13

Good plan could also stick one bit in a may perform earlier and then you can see exactly what you have

Pond ice prevention

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:10

You could use a plastic ball or similar ?  A sealed block of polystyrene would do the job too.

Droopy Peace Lily

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:07

There's one of 2 chances Clare.........try turfing it out of the pot and look at the roots.  Re pot in a suitable mixture and see how you go.  You can only try

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:03

Take the best pieces and re plant in a suitable place ?  What sort of suggestion did you mean Dave ?

gardeners world

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 18:00

I thought I glimpsed a mention of "Verdant Gardens "........anyone heard of this one ?

ID please

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 17:55

Looks like they need lifting, splitting and replanting

Discussions started by philippa smith2

Another Vine Weevil warning

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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 08:53

Pond plants

ID needed please 
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Last Post: 02/02/2016 at 18:08


Early activity 
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Last Post: 25/01/2016 at 20:02

Seed and Plant swap 2016

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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:04

Ryan the gardener 15

Are you there ? 
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Last Post: 29/12/2015 at 19:24

Floods in the NW

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Last Post: 28/12/2015 at 00:17

Growing Narcissus

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Last Post: 25/12/2015 at 16:27

Festive Cats

Hostafan's Holiday Fund 
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Last Post: 25/12/2015 at 19:36

Alternative Christmas

How are you planning to spend " The Day" ? 
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Last Post: 24/12/2015 at 20:00

Heirloom Plants

New book available in January 2016 
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Last Post: 18/12/2015 at 11:23


Can you plant too deeply ? 
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Last Post: 18/12/2015 at 11:17

Bumblefoot on Chaffinch

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Last Post: 26/11/2015 at 09:53

Unexplained frog deaths

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Last Post: 31/10/2015 at 17:10

Athyrium - Painted Fern

Anyone growing these ? 
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Last Post: 24/10/2015 at 17:55

Reduced price plants

Bargains ? 
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Last Post: 14/10/2015 at 21:54
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