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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:51

Just wandered around your estate, Berghill, it's beautiful and so big! How do you keep on top of it all?

What plants do you use to ensure clematis roots are in the shade?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 09:22

I've covered mine with a largish piece of bark. I can't help thinking that the heat absorbed by slate or tile will reflect down to the soil underneath.

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 10:27
scroggin wrote (see)

Last time I looked hedgehogs and sparrowhawks were part of the natural biodiversity! Cats are not! Dove summed it up perfectly I think, I may have unfeasible suggestions but we all have our opinions thats what makes it a debate, its good  to hear both sides of the argument, that is how we become better informed.

 

No one will ever win this debate and I'm sure everyone has been informed now.

Time to go back to gardening!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 05:34

Could someone tell me how to keep a cat inside in a house (and I don't mean a 6th floor apartment). Should a cat owner never open a window or a door, or tie the cat up when they do?A house cat must be kept inside from the day it is born and it's mother should preferably have been a house cat too, so that it doesn't know any different. Once a cat has been outside, it will always want to and will be a very unhappy and stressed animal if locked up inside.

Dream on!

stopping my cats pooing and weeing on my flower beds

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 21:14

Well said, Happy Slug Hunter, I totally agree with you.

Favourite vegetable to grow?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 19:31

I have 2, beans and tomatoes.

inspiration

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 07:11

What a beautiful garden, Lyn, well done. What are those lovely blue flowers at the front in the first pic?

Lovely stories, everyone, am enjoying reading them all!

This Strange and Wonerful Weather System

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 06:49

Hear, hear, well said Mike. Your garden sounds lovely.

crocuses

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:57

Birds? Sparrows particularly like the yellow ones.

Hamburg parsley

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 17:46

Have never grown them myself, artjak, but available here in the supermarket and of course in Germany. Have looked them up on Google in German and learnt the following:

Grow, use and store as you would parsnips, soup, roasting, mashed etc. They are a bit more spicy then parsnips. The leaves can be used for soups, the young ones on the inside in place of parsley. Chopped and frozen they can be used as required.

Hope this helps.

Discussions started by SwissSue

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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Bitter beetroot

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