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Honeysuckle not made it through frosts ...

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:02

I had one that I tore out of the ground as it was still attached to the meshing that I had it climbing up, it spent the winter in behind the greenhouse, dangling in the air, rootball and all.


I went to dispose of it a couple of weeks ago and it was covered in buds, it is now back in the ground and growing well.

I'd scrape a little bit of bark and check before you toss it.

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:11

I'm not sure that raised beds are out of most people's reach. Over the winter I have put in three good quality ones with a projected life of 15 years or so for just over a hundred quid each (7' x 4') and I know that if had been willing to compromise then I could have paid a third of that.


My garden floods down that end too...

Forum names

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 14:51

I did consider using my online nickname of 'Binky_2301' on here, derived a very long time ago from the name of the horse ridden by Death in the Terry Pratchett 'Discworld' books but decided to go with my real name.


My avatar is me at work, most of the ones my other half has taken of me gardening seem to be from behind and revealing too much underwear, though that may say as much about my gardening trousers as me.


I supposed I could have gone with a new nickname I aquired at work from a client's small daughter who, after I had vaccinated her cat, wonderfully randomly fixed me with a steely gaze and announced that I was 'Doctor Sausage'...

Bee friendly plants for hanging baskets

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 13:55

I seem to do quite well with trailing fuschias in mine, bees all over them like a rash, fairly tolerant of my occassional neglect and flowered all of last summer despite the rain.

Where is everybody from...

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 11:59

For anyone I confused with my initial posting back on page 1 of this thread.

'Shocking close to the OP in Ash!'

Was meant to be an answer to the original question, I live about 5 miles away from the original poster (OP) in a village called Ash which is close to Mytchett. So basically Surrey/Hampshire border and my lawn too suffers from a daft dog peeing and cavorting on it!

Where is everybody from...

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 14:47

Shockingly close to OP in Ash!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 13:24
I'll definitely add some more into this thread later. All I've done so far is build raised beds down the far end and altered some of the planting.

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:47

Sadly ours will be down the bottom of the garden and of course, cooked food is bad due to pests and the fact that I just know the damned dog is likely to decide it is her favourite place!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:36

A bit arrogant of me and slightly out of date but this is from 2011 when I really started work on the garden and turned it into what it is becoming instead of the long lawn and not much else!

Trees that provide cover for a small garden please!!

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 20:15

I have a nice pink berried chinese mountain ash that so far is keeping its manners...

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I'm digging a pond by hand...

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Bit Disappointed By Gardeners' World Live This Year

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Metal trellis?

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Greenhouses, Planning Rules and Boundaries...

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Buying Garden Land

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10/10 for Persistence!

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Vine Wires

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Hurry up and start spring for goodness' sake!

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This month's GW mag freebie

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Any idea what this fruit is?

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Combi shed-greenhouses

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