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Posted: 17/05/2015 at 09:05
Thank you Edd I will try to post one a little later


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 20:09
Can anyone advise what might be on my Hydrangea? Noticed a wet look to a lot of the leaves and on closer look there was something that looked a bit like a lot of dried up beetles. I'm not sure what to treat it with.

Making Raised Beds

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 22:04

I wonder if anyone is able to advise what type, size etc wood to buy to make a raised bed with. 


Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:08

The ones I had from last year are in a small terracotta pot by my back door. This is in full shade all year round. I have noticed the are about a centimetre out of the compost now. However if they were in a garden or grass area I think i would hardly be able to see them. Maybe/hopefully yours are just not through as yet. Keep your green fingers crossed. 

Easy care plants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:55

Sorry for a late reply to you all, been a hectic week. In answer to some of your questions Charlie November, the Children are 7/8 yrs and generally we are thinking more long term at this moment in time. So while there are some flowers that really wont be ideal (ie the ones flowering during the summer break) that has given us plenty of suggestions. I like the idea of a webcam to track the progress of the garden and will definately be suggesting that. Oddly something i am doing this year is a weekly snap of my own garden so that I can see how it alters through the year. I'm hoping time and effort will allow for 4 different sections of garden so that we can vary the planting. I just wish it didn't all come down to budget and finding others to volunteer. However I hope to post another picture soon of a 'getting there' stage. Thanks again 


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 14:20

Thank you artjak, I am trying local places so will try that too.

Easy care plants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 21:55

Great suggestions, shall search for scabious etc as the Primary school children will definately want to be out there smelling and touching what we hope will be inspiring. We shall be having some easy annuals and maybe try and find a spot for beans or peas too.  

Easy care plants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 21:10

Hello Nutcutlet, We are looking for all those things really. The adults will have little time with upkeep but it is mainly to get the school children interested in growing things as well as being a lovely view for all that pass through. We think it would be nice to have a small tree, alpines and herbs. Plants etc to catch the senses.

Easy care plants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:15


I'm looking for advise for good plants to use in the school garden that has been ruined by recent builing works. They need to be ones which wont take over the courtyard style area but give year long structure and interest. We are determined to improve this area. 



Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:10

Can anyone help?

My local school has a Plastic tool shed that is quite an eyesore. We are desperate to make the garden inviting once again and wonder if there are any easy to use paints that also are not expensive (school budgets!) All advise welcome.

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