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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 19:22

Come on Jo whats the trick with the slugs and wholemeal bread please 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 15:02

No rain yet but looking very ominous and the wind is quite chilly,  did have a bright spell early this morning like the sun trying to burn through the clouds but to no avail,  very cool last night at 12.3c and it's only 15.5c now.

The dreaded marestail- how do I get rid?

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 22:45

You have to remember that this plant was around at the time of the Dinosaurs so is about 600 million years old so if they couldn't eat it to death us humans don't stand any chance of killing it off,  on the Beeb boards there was in idea that maybe Glyphosate on the roots would kill it but it's a long job,  you certainly have a fight on your hands

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 14:34

Thanks Emma,  it's a lot cheaper than buying some new chairs and you can if you want change the colour every year if you get board with them.

No Ladybirds

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 14:31

I did yesterday catch a glimpse of 2 small brown butterflies probably of the Fritillary family but as it's wings were closed I cant say which one it was so was hopefull that there could be more on the way but I think now that this horrid weather has put paid to that 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 14:25

I'm with you Frank,  the garden is a pond,  but there was a terrible sea fret through the night in fact at 5am I couldn't see across the road with it so really thick,  raining now and the wind is getting naughty so I guess it's about to land hey ho here we go again.

Talkback: How to water hanging baskets

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 23:11

I use pop bottles with drip feeders that you can get from Wilkinson's cut the bottom of the bottle attach the drip feeder and upend into the pot I find they work for me and have them in all my pots even the floor standing ones,  you can see the bottle sticking out the top of the basket.



July in the garden!!

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 22:36

Hi Cranesbill,  unfortunately I have no idea on either of them,  I bought them from Wilkinson's last year for 50p each as they had lost the carton's they were in so all I know is that they are climbing roses,  think that's why they were so cheap.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 14:49

Hi Kate,  all I used was a "match pot" paint and equal amount of PVA glue and a tiny bit of water,  give it a good mix up and off you go I use Wilkinson's paint but you can use any,  it's had 2 coats as the first one is a bit streaky but I have enough to give it another one,  it's outside in the sun drying so it will get a final one when it's totally dry.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 04/07/2012 at 14:39

Took these this morning not much going on in the garden yet.

My Dad Rose


 My Mum rose


 My little acorn.


 Clematis Rouge Cardinal


 Nasturtium Tom Thumb


 Finally 2 climbing roses 





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