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Tracey Oakley

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 22:54

Tipping it down in Powys

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 22:46


Frog sighting :)

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 22:40

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 22:09

 Just had a fright ! A frog in our living room ! What a job trying to catch it. Did'nt want to harm it just did'nt want it's company whilst watching TV.Anyway, mission accomplished  and he/she is back in the garden. ! Don't know how it got it, but guessing one of our cats brought it through cat-flap or it got in under garage door.Does anyone know how small a gap they can get under ?         


Posted: 31/07/2013 at 11:55

Good Morning to you all. Raining heavily here in Mid Wales  so no gardening for me today ! Not too wet to go horse riding though ! Have a good day everyone


Posted: 30/07/2013 at 19:58

Hi Mozza , I have been looking at some old Amateur Garden mags and came  across an article on petunia hanging baskets by Kris Collins -gardening Editor. He says to cut them back  to 15cm or so with a shears  ( , sounds harsh ) but according to him this will get them back into shape for a second flush.   This will take a few weeks ,but it will be worth it ( according to kris !) Oh , and he suggests a liquid feed after cutting back. Will be interesting to know if this works !

Unsucessful cucumbers

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:42

Thank you to everyone for their answers . i will bear these all in mind and HOPEFULLY I will have some good results !

Unsucessful cucumbers

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 22:42

My cucumber plant ( suitable for growing in an un-heated greenhouse ) seemed to be growing well, flowers forming & little cucumbers appearing    but then the cucumber would shrivel up and drop off !!!! Can anyone tell me why this happened ?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/07/2013 at 20:12

Pouring down with rain here in Mid -Wales, saves me the job of watering this evening !

unidentified flower

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 20:46

Nutcutlet, I checked Bob browns collection and yes it's definately a Sanguisorba,as you say possibly canadensis (or maybe an Albiflora ? ) I only joined this group yesterday and know i'm really going to enjoy it. Gardening folk are so friendly !

Discussions started by Tracey Oakley

Cloudy /Dusty Conifer

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Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife Habitat 
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Unsucessful cucumbers

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unidentified flower

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