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Latest posts by sunnysarah

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


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

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 14:57

I have been thinking all morning about my slug/snail problem. The thought off having to go out every night hunting these blighters down does not fill me with joy. I think steve 309 you have hit on something there with your comment about gardens not being natural. So, seeing as my garden is "new" as such I am going to re-think my whole planting scheme and plant cottage plants that the little darlings don't eat. If you cant beat em join em!

Who pays for Things

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 06:02

Those shows are being re-run on itv 2 as I watch them  quite good as you get to nosey round peoples gardens and I like being nosey lol. I do love gardners world but I do find its a bit grand sometimes, I`m afraid I don't have much money and what I do have goes on lots of other things so I have to garden on a buget and although what they show on gw is good its a way out of my league. I do like the what to do in your garden this week bit though, find that helpful.

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