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New TV programme

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 15:17

Fantastic news I am already missing Monty and co

Buried treasure

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 10:33

My home is built on the site of an old Victorian smithy and while I was extending a flower bed my shovel also went clang, gleefully I rubbed my hands together, expecting to unearth some nice Yorkstone slabs. Only to uncover a path made up of those ugly grey council type concrete slabs. bah.....  

Fed up with the heat!

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 11:02

My border reshaping is going slowly due to the iron hard soil but i am enjoying the sunshine very much, my other half on the other hand is also struggling with the heat poor thing.


pampass grass

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 12:47


How tidy is your garden?

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 11:25

After last years weather my garden is a complete mess, working full time means that the weekends are my prime gardening hours. If it rains nothing get done for another week. This year however i am determined to make some major changes and revamp the garden.

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 15:25

won first prize with mine at a local flower show recently. I also save seed from my own plants year on year with no problems and even had a few self sown plants appear this year, which was a nice surprise.

Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 28/05/2012 at 17:30

Also had some blow in's appear in my garden, never had them before or sown seed either. Love these types of self sown visitors.


Get thrifty

Posted: 13/04/2012 at 10:48

Always have a gardeners eye for reusing seeming useless items, to date I have

1) Reused the wooden slats from an old venetian blind as plant labels, plus the control wand as a plant support and the strings for tying back. 

2) Large thick plastic ice cream pots now double as plant pots (They just needed a few holes drilled through the base for drainage).

3) Old decking boards leftovers from a friends decking project made a great raised planter (check the internet for raised bed plans if unsue how to do this) or alternatively scaffold boards can be brought cheaply from reclamation yards.

4) An old double glazing unit recycled, the glass taken out of the white upvc frame work and used to make the lidded top of a cold frame. The timber side walls were originally from an old shipping pallett that I carefully pulled apart.

5) Save seeds for replanting the following year - Several excellent guides on this site alone.


Posted: 13/04/2012 at 10:11

Was worring about some sow by 2011 seeds I found in the shed will definately give them a go now!  

Horsetail weeds

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 12:59

Good luck Chris

This pesky weed grows like wildfire, I remember my grandfather cursing it and now i do the same. Regular hoeing helps in flower beds, but without serious chemical blitzing, im afraid it's here to stay in my garden.  

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