Latest posts by SwissSue

Dead heading snowdrops

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 12:22

I don't know about anyone else, Lulu, but I just let mine die down. I have found that by some "miracle" they have self-seeded themselves into various areas of the garden. Any that haven't landed in a suitable place I dig up and replant somewhere else.

So many varieties but what to choose?

Posted: 19/02/2015 at 10:31

Hi Dan, try googling "growing vegetables for beginners", here is one to go on with:

Good luck and enjoy!


Posted: 16/02/2015 at 19:25

Wow, they are huge, should keep you going for a while, well done!


Posted: 15/02/2015 at 16:43

Hi Patsy F,

Have just googled it, found it on Claire Austin site, but seems to be out of stock at the moment. However, she has other lovely yellow ones. See here


Back garden privacy

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 19:23

Much nicer and more compact than Leylandii is Thuja Smaragd, can be grown as tall as you want and needs no trimming.


Remove box hedging?

Posted: 11/02/2015 at 11:59

Hi Steve,

I would dig out the rows of box between 2 beds and move them to the end of those beds, thus making one larger bed. Don't know if that makes sense, hard to describe without a drawing!

If you've got some electric hedge clippers the box borders shouldn't take too long to keep in shape, they are quite pretty.


Posted: 11/02/2015 at 10:45



Fern identification and help

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 15:42

Hello Delboi

I have several of these in my garden, afraid I don't know the name either, but mine die right back and go brown. Around March I cut all the dead fronds off (could do it now but am too lazy). As it gets warmer, you will find it will grow new fronds.


Posted: 05/02/2015 at 11:57

"Sheesh! Only 5512 messages (ranking sixth) of utter twaddle posted on the 'brighter side'.

Sorry about that, but you do rather lead with your chin."

So, David K, you're the nosy parker who lurks anonymously on the "brigher side" as you call it. I hope it gives you a lot of satisfaction! Sad!



Posted: 05/02/2015 at 11:08

Morning everyone,

Thanks for the kind words about Inkadog, taking her on is the best thing we've done in a long time, she is so loving and makes us get off our chuffs and get some exercise!

Verdun, thinking of you on this sad day!

I don't post very often as am not the chatty type, but look in every day to see how you're all getting on. Hope all the pets and poorly people are ok.

Can't join in on any gardening subjects as still in the depths of winter here, 25cm of snow and a freezing easterly wind is driving all thoughts of planting anything away! Roll on Spring!

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