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A bit arrogant of me and slightly out of date but this is from 2011 when I really started work on the garden and turned it into what it is becoming instead of the long lawn and not much else!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

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 14:24

I must admit that I didn't see BrummieBen's comments as sarcasm and I'll throw my hat into the ring here. I don't have a compost heap at the moment due to ongoing re-organisation of the garden, but when I did, I just found the bags a pain as they just sort of sat there!

I did try to be cheap for a while and use the indoor bin naked (the bin, not me! As there is a bigger one for outside that you transfer it into) but I found that far from giving it a bit of a rince, I was fighing a rising tide of fungus! So I am back to using the bags. When I am home composting again then I shall just pop the peelings et al out on a daily basis. Cooked food will continue to go in the bags for recycling.

Compostable Kitchen Caddy Liners

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 08:41

The secret to being clearly understood with regard to how you meant something to be interpreted is emoticons!

The first Gardeners' World

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 22:52

Why did Joe just sit and draw circles..?

Discussions started by Steve J

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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