Tootles


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Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:43

It was Lou12. He was such a gentle little thing. It's just so very sad.  A lesson for dog walkers to keep dogs on a lead if they can't control or trust them enough not to cause damage. It could have been a child. Doesn't bare thinking about. The lady was very upset.... not as upset as my neighbours children I guess. 

Help Save The Hedgehogs

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:35

Hi - sadly we had a very nasty incident this morning.  Our garden adjoins open countryside and we have open fencing just acting as a boundary marker. Sadly a dog walker didn't have their dog on a lead this morning and it ran into our garden, mauled and killed my neighbours cat. It was horrific. Everyone is very upset, especially the children. 

As a result we've decided to put chicken wire up along our boundary. Trouble is, we get lots of hedgehogs and we'd hate to block their access. 

We will cut out holes in the chicken wire. The total length is just over 100m. At what intervals do you think we should cut the holes please? Would every 10m be enough? Thanks

Gardeners World Tonight

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:21

Oooh great. I have very mixed success with clematis. 

Cant wait to see the woof woofs again!

Which do you prefer?

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:19

Def yellow and black

Compost success!

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 07:27

Have a fettle under the surface Dyers. I also put some sheets of news paper in which might have helped. 

Dont give up - it's lovely stuff!

Help identifying apline plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:02

How pretty. Lovely stone wall too. 

Compost success!

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 06:01

Thanks. I've been using compost making powder from Wilkos. I also put the odd garden worm in there (although I always feel a bit guilty about that - weird I know!)

i had four garden truggs full. Well worth doing. 

Compost success!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:25

After three years of thinking I'll never get the hang of making compost, I dug over the compost bin to discover that under the dry top layer there was rich lovely compost! What a treat! 

The compost bin doesn't get much sun; is that perhaps why it's taken so long to break down? I didn't spot any worms - I thought there would be lots in there.

I have spread it across a new bed and also into my raised veg beds with some left over to put in the greenhouse bed. 


 


 And the dry stuff on the top......


 

Trellis - neighbour says no!

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 20:14

Hi Tandy, you could make the bed a bit higher although it would take a lot of soil. Failing that you could pop some obelisks in to grow things up. 

Watering can issue....

Posted: 13/03/2016 at 14:34

Thanks. I'll do that this arvo.

Spirit vinegar - is that the same as white wine vinegar??

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Curious - what do you think?

Is a professional gardener without a garden possible? 
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Feedback from BBC about GW being cancelled

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Monty - just saying......

Happy Face.... 
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Place your bets....

Last frost...: 
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Forcing rhubarb

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Help! Are Briza grass seeds meant to look like this?

...and how do I sow them please? 
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Peas and beans up a frame.....

Wire, string or netting? 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Love a bargain

Thanks GW Mag - useful code. 
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Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Any recommendations very much appreciated. 
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Purple sprouting broccoli

What to do next.... 
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