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Latest posts by SwissSue

cat deterent

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 07:37

"Know-it-alls can’t help themselves and chances are they like to put everyone straight. They feel they are doing you a favour (and sometimes they might be) by telling you how ’it is‘. So keep calm and, like water off a duck’s back, don’t take it as a personal affront. It’s not that they think you are stupid; it’s just that they don’t think much about you at all." - Mark Tyrell

Coffee Jars

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 05:58

What a lovely jar, did you paint the flowers on yourself or do they come like that?

I keep things like breadcrumbs, ground almonds, raisins etc. in jars like that.

Small tree ideas for screening (with pictures!)

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 16:40

How about a lilac, magnolia stellata, buddleia?

ID please

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 07:59

It looks more like a winter aconite to me. Did it have a yellow flower?

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eranthis_hyemalis_leaf.jpg

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/6540/i-Eranthis-hyemalis-i/Details

 

Bee friendly plants for plot with natural springs?

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:12

Ferns would be nice too.

Pond Problems

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 07:01

You could try this, Rich B, it worked well in our pond which is twice as big as yours.

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/garden-supplies/pest-and-disease-control/pond-wizard/kww2103TM

I wouldn't put too many fish in though, as their poo encourages algae.

Repotting pond iris

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 07:20

Have you tried not watching? Could save you a bit of nerves!

More gardening TV

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 12:07

Get out on the wrong side of the bed, FD? Or maybe should have gone to bed earlier!

Starting a garden from scratch - need lots of tips.

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 11:56

Hi Expat Wife

Do you have cable or satellite TV? If so, you may be able to get Gardeners World on BBC2, it's on on Friday evenings 21.30 CH-time. Also, go on Youtube and search "Gardening", you will find loads of very useful videos on all gardening subjects.

Enjoy your new home and garden.

Greetings from Wolfwil/SO

shop bought spring onions

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 04:39

Thank you for that link, obelixx! I'm going to try spring onions for the first time this year, so lots of good info there to help me along.

Discussions started by SwissSue

Grasses

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Hellebores

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A rose by any other name ,,,,,,,,,,

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Silica cat litter instead of vermiculite

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Site is not working

The forum has not worked since around 6pm last night, is someone fixing it? 
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Harvesting Parsnips

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Eremurus/Foxtail lily

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Tomato Growing

Especially good for new gardeners 
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Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

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Chelsea Flower Show 2013

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Getting rid of slugs

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Fuchsias

Taking cuttings 
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Ideas for Hanging Baskets

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Tower Hamlets

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Overwintering Cannas

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