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Camera Corner

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:18

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 snow drops, Christmas roses and the first signs of tulips. Happy days!

splitting rhubarb

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 16:13

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 We've plonked a few crowns along the boundary of our lane as told it takes up so much room in the garden. I dug it over today and spotted little red nibs! Is this about right for rhubarb at this time of year?

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:48

Thanks fidget.  I'll offer the other half a large cuppa straight away!

Clematis

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:30

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 All potted up now. They all had lovely roots and looked very strong.

Compost bin

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:28

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 This is my compost bin. It's my first year with one. I peeked in today and gave the contents a 'turn' for the first time....but it's just dried twigs and cuttings and no sign of any compost. We put a mix of garden cuttings and veg peelings in and I also sprinkle compost maker powder from Wilkos. Does it need more water or is this normal st this stage?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 02/02/2014 at 15:09

When you retire, how long does it take to switch off from your former profession?

Advice on new-build garden

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 21:23

Hi Bob, we were in a very similar position when we purchased our place.  Lawn was freshly laid but the ground wasn't made even and now we have minor slopes, especially around the perimeter. We have dug various holes to put trees in and have always ended up lugging out bags of rubble and all sorts of builders rubbish. It's a bit like a disappointing and predictable episode of Timeteam! Good luck with yours.

Clematis

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:32

I'll try my best to wait then. In the height of summer would it be best to put them outside in their pots or keep them in the greenhouse?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:29

Ooh outdoor girl - favourite book?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:28

Ah Artjak - hence the name then?  Booker - what's the best thing about retirement? Sorry if I sound like a nosy Parker! I just love learning about folk!

Discussions started by Tootles

Blowing a gale where you are yet?

Has Gonzalo visited? 
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Aerating the lawn - fab old tool...

But how far do I need to stick it in (oooh matron!)... 
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Last Post: 29/09/2014 at 18:02

Potato berry???

Never seen this before... 
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Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 22:48

When and which plants in pots to but in the greenhouse over winter...

Which ones need protecting? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2014 at 09:54

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 15/09/2014 at 11:31

Are these damsons or sloes please?

Identity parade! 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:09

Random question but why....

Oh why oh why.... 
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Last Post: 18/09/2014 at 14:03

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

So much help! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 13:55

Fab Gardening Programme

Little discovery 
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Last Post: 02/09/2014 at 22:29

The day ahead.

Can't wait for home time! 
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Last Post: 27/08/2014 at 20:48

Doesn't it get dark early?!

Quick, autumn is a-coming! 
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Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 22:04

Passion flower

Do I need to prune it? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 19:07

What a lovely smell!

Sweet scent of stocks. 
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Last Post: 10/08/2014 at 16:11

A few random questions...

Getting the basics right (or at least learning to!) 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 10:15

Well I'll be pickled!

Quick, buy shares in Vinegar! 
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