Susy B

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Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 20:35

Tattianna, Do you have a gardening club locally? if so it may be worth contacting them to see if they could help with plants or labour. I think a few planted pots would take away the bareness while you plan your design. Good luck

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 20:34

I too have lily of the valley and chinese lanterns which have spread yards along the border, also into the lawn which hubby moans about so he just mows them off as he does with everthing which droops over onto the lawn. The lily of the valley are in several locations in the garden from full sun to shade so I cannot say how best to grow them as I don't do anything to them. They just come up every spring, sorry not to be more helpful. 

Signs of Spring!!!

Posted: 23/11/2012 at 18:17

The standard fuchsias I brought into the unheated conservatory a few weeks ago have put out lots of new shoots and also flower buds, Icouldn't believe what I was seeing, obviously they think spring is on the way not Christmas!!!!!  

Leaf Vacuum/Shredder

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 23:29

Many thanks Norm, perhaps designers may think of us less able one day!!!!  

Leaf Vacuum/Shredder

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 22:22

Many thanks Norm, have looked on Amazon and like you I thought it would have limited use so wondered if anyone had used one 

Leaf Vacuum/Shredder

Posted: 16/11/2012 at 20:04

I wondered if anyone has used the Garden Gear Twin Wheeled Garden Vacuum/Shredder. I cannot use the usual type one due to back and leg problems so need something which does not have to be carried. Hoping someone can help, many thanks in advance  

Talkback: Winter shelter for wildlife

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 18:15

Superb photos Georg, we also had mice just before last christmas, we only found out when we were wrapping grandchildrens presents. Hubby reached the foil wrapped chocolate santas, mice had chewed through the plastic bag and foil then eaten the chocolate. I think they deserved it after putting in all that effort.   

Is this a weed as it is spreading rapidly

Posted: 11/11/2012 at 21:04

I too have the Arum Italicum, it does spread but I take out what I don't want. The leaves get quite big and are beautifully marked so good in flower arranging.

Pruning Sambucus in Autumn

Posted: 10/11/2012 at 17:28

I would leave it until spring, then prune as normal which should sort it out.  

Grape vine

Posted: 23/10/2012 at 19:43

Jo, I was told by a person experienced in looking after vines they should always be pruned before Christmas before the sap starts to rise. I have done mine this way ever since and they have always grown well. The leaves have not fallen yet but the blackbirds have had most of the grapes, it is in a sheltered east facing position. 

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