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Watching 'Love your garden'

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 18:17

Alan T doesn't so much "love" the gardens as have a one night stand with them . May give a brief thrill, but an ongoing relationship is much more rewarding 

Poetry corner (such an original title)

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 18:07

One of my most clear childhood memories is of a picture on the wall at home, which had upon it the verse:

The things I sow, somehow don't grow

I'm sorely disenchanted.

But, oh, what luck I have with things

I never even planted


Posted: 12/08/2013 at 08:27

There was I getting all depressed cos the neighbour's plum tree was ripening nicely with fruits turning purple, and mine were still all green.


What's worse, fruits on a couple of branches of my big tree had the dreaded brown rot, so the secateurs had been out too.


But yesterday when I was inspecting my fruits I noticed that some of them were turning yellow, and one felt nice and yielding, so I picked it and bit it and it tasted lovely and sweet, yum


Any suggestions for what variety it might be? (Presuming as it tasted sweet it's an eating variety?) It's from my big tree:



Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:08

also the search option brings up forum questions - the ultimate index


Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:06


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 17:06

Many things which would have been plumping up when we had the long dry spell seem to have suffered this year, unless they were watered as fidgetbones did. This year's fruits on my recently-discovered-and-rescued-from-brambles tayberry were small and hard. So I have just cut the fruiting canes right back to the ground and spread out the new ones. Hopefully next year they will do better.


Posted: 09/08/2013 at 14:51

It's been known about and widely used for a few years now in horsey circles as a midge/fly repellent for horses too


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:02

Come on come on let's paws for a moment here. I suppose you're all purr-fectly entitled to your opinion, but some of these puns are not really very a-mew-sing


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:48

I have a pair of folding secateurs which I put in my pocket when riding my horse along overgrown bridleways. I just get him to stand still at brambly bits and do some horseback pruning! It's amazing what a difference it makes being about 9ft off the ground!


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 17:44

What about some of that angled cat fencing (attached to the top of your fence and projecting out as far as possible into/over your garden) so you can position your table & chairs sort of under it. Then plant things in troughs under your mesh fence and they can grow up and over the angled bit?


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Discussions started by thecatsmother


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mother and daughter team hit the forum! 
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stoopid question time

bramble or rose? 
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Frog sighting :)

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suggestions for sloping section

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More plant ID's please!

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Leaning apple tree

just leave it??? 
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ideas for wall pot please

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Last Post: 02/08/2013 at 22:51

A few more "what are these" photos

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Last Post: 25/07/2013 at 15:28

Ooh, me plums...

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What are these plants please?

lots of pics :) 
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when to plant rose in garden

(currently blooming in pot) 
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Discovered raspberries (or perhaps loganberries), what to do?

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a downside of this weather

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what are these trees pleeze?

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