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Posted: 12/02/2015 at 19:53

I always use toilet roll tubes for my peas and beans and they work fine, as said before, doesn't matter if they are disintegrating, you can still plant them. 

Ground Cover Options?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 21:41

How about hardy geraniums? Lovely flowers and the bees love them too.....


Posted: 02/03/2013 at 11:22

Just watch out for the runners from raspberries, I planted some along the edge of my garden a few years ago and they have been driving me mad as they are coming up in all my nearby veg beds!


Starlings not migrating

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 22:41

Hate to tell you but we had starlings nesting in our house wall (through a broken air vent) for 3 years and they never went anywhere!  They were there when we moved in here and just stayed all year making a terrible racket and the only way we got rid of them was to put up a new vent and block the hole one day when they had all flown out to my feeders! I love them in the garden now they don't wake me up every morning! But I have every sympathy for you, good luck! 


Posted: 09/09/2012 at 09:40

As well as all the great suggestions you've already had, I have a hardy geranium, and a jasmine (jasminium beesianum) that are both always crawling with bees. And a shrub they seem to love (and so do the birds) is Leycesteria.

Citrus orange

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 09:30

It should be fine Cody! I have an orange and a grapefruit in my unheated greenhouse and they are both growing very well and both fruited last year  If you feed it with a winter citrus feed that should help you with getting some fruit next year, good luck.

Get Rid of your Lawns

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 10:39

I guess it all depends on the type of lawn you have? Mine is full of daises, clover, etc and the birds and bees love it! I love the daisies particularly and would hate not to see all the bees buzzing around them. I am out there a lot and think the green is much more relaxing than any sort of paving/decking. I have a huge veg patch and lots of shrubs and perennials and think it all works very well together. Gardens are such an individual thing and I think you have to just go with what suits you and you are able to manage. 

no apples!

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 20:04

Me too! I am right down on South Coast, but this is the first year my Egremont Russett has had nothing on it But I do have 5 pears!! 

colour in a shady garden??

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 13:06

For a lovely shrub how about Pieris? They are evergreen and all different colours at different ties of year. I grew two in pots when I just had a little city courtyard gardens and they did really well. Also Pulmonaria I find are great, I have them on the shady side of my current garden and they seem to love it, They can get quite big though so be careful how close you plant them to other things!

Talkback: Seed germination

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 13:01
I have had same problem with butternut squash (even went and bought a new pack of seeds & still no joy) and lettuce, and most of my flower seeds...... amazing how the weather never seems to affect the weed seeds though!
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