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Wellies!

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 13:14

I've just splashed out on a pair of really good wellies so I looked at lots of brands.  Apparently Hunters used to be good quality but are now made to a different specification and have gone seriously downhill.  I needed a pair of wellies that I could go long walks in (with dog) so my priority was comfort, grip and being long-lasting.  I ended up with Aigle Parcours and they are completely fabulous - more comfy than slippers, and as good as my hiking boots over mud and rocks.  Ten mile walk no problem, and nice and warm too.  But you do pay for them - mine were just over £100.

For gardening I mainly wear my hiking boots, but that's cos our garden is on a 1:3 slope and made of rocks!

 

Movie quotes

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 22:00

The 'I hope...' one is Shawshank Redemption, isn't it?

Degree Research

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 15:59

Digging in our very stoney ground.

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 07:42

I've just arrived! Nightmare flight over the bristol channel. Any cake left?  Pleeeeeeeeeeease?

loved gardening quotes

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 23:19

"Gardening needs a lot of water....most of it in the form of perspiration!"

Homegrown Wedding Flowers

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 22:17

I'd agree with the alchemilla mollis suggestion... we used it for my daughters wedding last year, it fills out everything. Then you only need a few other blooms as highlights.... try cosmos, sweetpeas, larkspur, etc.  You can't do alchemilla from seed, need to get some from a friend's garden but don't worry it is really common and grows like a weed!   Where do you live? That will help us think through what you might be able to sow and get into flower for June. ..

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:45

Have fun everyone!

help with melons

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:30

Growing melons (canteloupe) in the greenhouse for the first time.  I've got five nice fruit on four plants.  They are beginning to smell lovely and sweet, but not yet very large ( a bit bigger than a cricket ball), and are turning golden yellow.  What is the best way to tell if they are ripe, and is there anything i can do to speed up the process?  (For example, should i now be removing the leaves, like i do to speed up ripening of tomatoes?) 

Talkback: Making plum vodka

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 09:25

We made sloe vodka by 'mistake' one year when we ran out of gin.  Since then we've made it every year... it is Fantastic.  We use wild damsons from the hedgerow - they're a sloe / damson cross and just brilliant.

What's this flower

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 10:45

I'm not a geologist but your picnic table sounds tempting! 

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Discussions started by Rosie31

help with melons

how do i know when they are ready? 
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Garden and Gardeners World back issues

What do you do with them? 
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Last Post: 31/07/2014 at 10:08

Suggestions please - shrubs for shade!

Shrubs for very shady, rocky bank 
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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 16:20

Fast (annual?) climbers for instant effect... now?

Suggestions please to cover obelisks quickly! 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 22:03

Cut flowers at end of May

What would be in bloom then? 
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Last Post: 04/04/2014 at 08:34

Wisteria and dogs - poisonous?

Any dog owners out there? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 15:35

Protecting banana plants - suggestions?

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Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 23:05

Sweet peas in conservatory?

Advice please 
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