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Latest posts by summerwine

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 22:28

Think it started when I was very young I remember throwing some marigold seeds around, they grew I was fascinated.....been gardening ever since. Glad to say my daughter has followed in my footsteps we are the only ones in my family that are gardeners.

The others are all decking and gravel

fatsia japonica

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 19:20

I inherited an old metal dustbin when we moved house so I painted it black and put a fatsia in, looks lovely  and it's nicely contained.

During the planting a piece broke off, came away very cleanly from the main stem, I just plonked it in a pot and away it went  

Hummingbird Hawk Moth

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 18:20

Used to have a garden with lots of soapwort, too much really, but we had one 2years running, lovely.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:58

Warm, humid day here in North Notts and now light showers so no need to water anything tonight.

Talkback: Cockchafers

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 18:24

Yes,  they are handsome critters think I will leave the lawn alone after reading more about them. If a few blades of grass die off I can reseed.

Talkback: Cockchafers

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:03

I also found a couple of these, had to go online to identify them! Don't their grubs do loads of damage to our lawns?

We have very sandy soil and I am worrying now as to how to deal with these things....I understand the adults themselves don't actually do any harm other than laying their eggs, that is!

Am I worrying unneccesarily?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 19:01

Very windy here in East midlands,  managed to spend time outside but not very pleasant even though it's been sunny most of the time, just too many sudden gusts.

More wind to come......terrific 

japanese knot weed

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 20:36

Yes think you need advice from someone knowledgeable, can be quite tricky I believe. I read that it's better to keep pulling it up rather than cutting, maybe a little googling?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:41

Lovely day, sunny and warm so cut the grass, put in a few plants, painted garage door and just generally enjoyed being outside, pleasantly pottering.


Fit and Healthy Forkers

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:34
Pennine Petal wrote (see)
Hi Jos, porridge every morning, make mine with soya milk and dried cranberries, yum.

This is also my favourite way to eat porridge and 3 gym sessions a week help get rid of the chocolate

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