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Latest posts by sunnysarah

Kids,dogs and gardens

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 17:47

I have 3 dogs, one of which is a entire male so pee`s up everything the other likes to eat things I also have 4 children who like to tear round the garden with footballs etc. I have given up planting in the main part of the garden except for hanging baskets. I have another part of the garden that is fenced off and NO ONE is allowed in there!!!!

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 05:46

I have learned that I`m not very patient, want everything to be up and flowering now!

I really need to be more organised, something my hubby is always pointing out to me.

That I will never win the war on slugs in my garden, so next year (see being organised) I shall be planting plants they wont eat!

I must`nt dwell on my faliures (which are many) in the garden.

Learn how to spell

Overgrown cottage garden needs taming

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 19:01

I think its a case of cant see the wood for the trees at the moment, the garden does look stunning but I think a good prune and tidy up for now the in the autumn when things die back you may find a spot that will suit a lawned area.


geranium plugs

Posted: 07/06/2014 at 06:51

I think the lack of sun has a lot to do with things. A lot of my stuff hasn't grown much, and ive sowed two lots of seeds in the last couple of months and they both failed to germimate.

I couldn`t be cross

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:05

I used to climb trees when I was little, loved it.

I couldn`t be cross

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 06:43

I have a large magnolia tree in my front garden which my kiddies like to climb up, I don`t mind so long as they don`t break any branches off which they know not to. Anyhow I was chatting to my mum outside (she lives two doors down) and said kiddies were in tree, when they both come running over shouting and waving a small branch that they`d broke off . " mum mum, someones been climbing your tree and spat in it" they shouted innocently. When I looked at the branch it was covered in cuckoo spit!!! bless them they actually thought someone had been spitting in my tree. I did laugh

Sad and sorry looking

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 12:24

They look starving to me, can only go two ways so worth having a go at saving them

Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 12:21

Looks pretty much like a weigelia to me. Prune as soon as its finished flowering. Cut back any stems that havnt flowered and trim back the others to keep it tidy and in shape.

Slugs and lupins

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 20:48

I did some research on these "wildlife friendly" ones and unfortunately I found out that they actually kill the worms, not so good

Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 20:46

I`m afraid I bought a big tub of said wool with oh so high hopes, it worked for a few days but I think here at least it has just been to wet and they`ve turned into a soggy mess and plants still been attacked.

don't worry caral I will still have my hanging baskets, and next bear with me on this one as I`m sure it will look nicer than it sounds I want to get some 2ft/3ft posts with a hanging basket attached on top so I can have baskets of annuals right in the danger zone but with posts festooned with copper tape, Vaseline and anything else I can think of to stop the blighters climbing up.

I will have my garden of dreams I will!!!! hubby looking slightly worryingly at me now. YES Gardening does send you potty lol


Discussions started by sunnysarah

Feeding baskets/tubs

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Happy days

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Pumpkins in pots

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