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Singing Gardener

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GW Subscription Issues

Posted: Today at 09:14

I haven't had mine yet either. I've been a subscriber for a couple of years and I think mine usually arrives around 22/23 as well. Perhaps the bank holiday has held things up?

Young gardeners and neighbours

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 09:28

I dug over a completely overgrown 120ft long garden when I was in my twenties and my neighbours didn't seem surprised about it. Seeing me in the garden at 9pm one summer evening one of them did ask what time I finished in the evenings ("When it gets dark" was my reply).

The neighbour on the other side did get concerned when I was digging a pond while pregnant with my first child (but not as worried as she got when she saw me perched on a step ladder painting the ceiling).

Thinking back I was much harder working in those days - but it was a long time ago and there was no GW forum (indeed no internet) to distract me!

Guilty of overmanicuring gardens at the expense of wildlife?

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 18:35

I must admit I mowed the verge either side of our driveway entrance today. We live on an unrestricted A road and the visibility had become virtually non-existent. Venturing out onto the banked verge to cut it is only marginally less terrifying than trying to get out of the drive with no visibility though!


Posted: 18/05/2015 at 18:32

I have the same problem with my cherry tree. It's only a dwarf one so this year I'm trying some cherry tree sleeves from Harrod Horticultural. Too early to see if the cherries will develop inside them though and they don't look that great.

How can they get it so wrong

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 16:39

I'm in Essex and we had quite a bit of rain this morning and then it cleared to sunshine by about 2pm - which was what I'd expected based on the weather forecast!

Sparrows Stripping Chard

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 16:39

You have me worried now NewBoy - I have sparrows coming to my feeders for the first time this year and I'm also growing chard for the first time!

Eating paper?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 13:52

Decided to write another one as a good square inch had disappeared from one corner and I wasn't sure how the bank would react! I'm afraid the snail didn't survive the experience....

Eating paper?

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 09:21

I think snails as well. I came back late one summer evening to find a large snail busy munching its way through the cheque that I'd left out for the milkman!


Posted: 14/05/2015 at 10:06

I've always have problems with ants in many of my pots (I think my garden is one huge ants' nest!) but the problem improved last year when I raised all the pots off the ground using pot feet. I've also found ant nematodes effective in the ground but I don't know if they work in pots.

Is it only me ??

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 08:55

I've been using these for several years and have had reasonable success but they do always need a lot of watering and it annoys me that a lot of the water pours out through the holes so I like Lyn's idea of lining them with compost sacks. I'll definitely try that this year.

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I'm so envious of you all!

One day my vegetable garden will be ready.... 
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Identification Help Please

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Can I eat chervil roots?

Surprise from digging up my salad leaves! 
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ID and help please

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BBQ Fodder?

This morning's visitors to my garden 
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Ants in house plants

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Impatiens question

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Growing mistletoe

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Can I prune a juniper bush?

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How can I get frogs to use my pond?

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Putting paper in the compost

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