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Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 17:52

Amanda, A few years ago I scattered wild poppies and Hollyhock seed on my favourite walk but not one appeared.

Plant Labels

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 08:02

Hannah, You can buy sheets of copper and thin enough to cut with scissors. A 'steam rally I often attend has stalls that sell it but If you know of a local scrap-dealer it's worth a look, you never know what else you'll find!

Looking for evergreen climber

Posted: 26/02/2012 at 07:55

I agree that 'Armandii' would be great but as you say it is vigorous. I wonder why the Council cut the hedge and if the 'Armandii' would also cause a problem, maybe it would overhang a pathway.

Looking for evergreen climber

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 09:08

Trachelospermum jasminoides

new seeds, bulbs and plants

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 08:54

It's nice to receive free seeds with your garden mag. but I could now open a seed shop!  I too have decided not to buy any this year. OK they don't all germinate but I simply sow extra.

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 08:47

What a nice programme, interesting too. It's all about the subject and not the presenter that makes it for me.

Plant Labels

Posted: 25/02/2012 at 08:36

There are some that are embossed on copper. They would last but are expensive. The relatively cheap white plastic ones do fade and become brittle. I have a ceramic tile-cutter so I cut tile-wedges and write on them with a permanent marker pen


Posted: 25/02/2012 at 07:48

I shudder to think how much bagged compost we all buy each year and I ask myself why. I suspect that for every bagful we buy we dispose of a bagful of 'tidyings'  .

I would so like to become self-sufficient by making our own and have been trying for years but find it difficult. I'd like to be able to do it like 'Monty' but space and a 'tender' back prevent me. My 4 compost bins soon fill up and take far to long.

Last week I made a 'composter' using a large plastic drum that rotates on a frame.  It looks and works well but any advice on how to use it would be much appreciated. 

Get thrifty

Posted: 23/02/2012 at 19:54

To prevent eye damage from garden canes, make a hole in the end of a wine bottle cork, you may need to drink more wine but hey !

Talkback: Moles

Posted: 11/02/2012 at 09:19

Surely it's a question of scale, if your garden is covered in mole tunnels then you have a good reason to get rid. If like me there's just one then it's really not the end of the world, just add it to the long list of other pests.

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Talkback: Speedwell

Oh dear! I bought what looks very much like Speedwell though it may not be the wild variety. I'm worried now that it may spread. 
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Site and pests 
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