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Latest posts by thecatsmother

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

yellow-plums-what-variety

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:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29219.jpg?width=486&height=350&mode=max

 

faqs

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:08

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

loving-this-series-of-gardeners-world

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 21:06

http://www.thebeechgrovegarden.com/

raspberry--how-long-do-they-last-

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.

taking-a-chance

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

thecatsmothersmum

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

whats-the-best-or-worst-tools-you-have-and-why

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!

help

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?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29050.jpg?width=600&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by thecatsmother

Plant ID please

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Last Post: Yesterday at 17:47

Gardeners' Logic???

propagating magic :) 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 08:25

another ID please!

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Last Post: 31/08/2014 at 21:52

major pruning of plum tree - advice needed

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Last Post: 22/08/2014 at 18:31

dicentra silly mistake

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Last Post: 18/08/2014 at 13:24

clematis recommendation please

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Last Post: 08/08/2014 at 23:38

another few ID's please!

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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 22:15

too many plums?

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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 07:30

cerinthe seeds, when to gather

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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 17:49

another ID please!

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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 11:53

another ID please!

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Last Post: 26/05/2014 at 18:18

flowering climber suggestions please

to cover a stump 
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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 12:19

damsels in distress (or rather, in dis pond?!)

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Last Post: 02/06/2014 at 16:16

Where's Froggy? 4 frogs, can you spot them all?

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Last Post: 24/05/2014 at 21:40

couple of plants for ID please!

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