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embarrased beginner help!

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 20:22

Try to identify all the plants so you can then find out how to look after them.Ask around the neighbours look in plant encyclopedias. Take  your time nothing is going to happen overnight. Basic first steps water really well, pull up any obvious weeds, break up the bits of bare soil letting air and warter in and finally give the whole bed a good feed. Live with it just tidy for a while and see how the plants grow, there maybe bulbs planted. Above aĺl enjoy and have fun

Last edited: 08 May 2017 20:23:28

Good plants for shaded greenhouse

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 16:43

Has anyone got any good recommendations for shade lovinģ plants  to grow in an unheated greenhouse. Thank you 

Last edited: 11 April 2017 16:44:13

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 09:36

Bright sunny morning warming up nicely. Feels like a garden day to me. Lot of cleaning up an restructuring to do this year 

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 09:33

Dull and wet glad I got the greenhouse cleaned yesterday. Oh well more time for planning.


Posted: 27/10/2013 at 12:43

Thanks to Fairygirl and Dovefromabove, thats great thanks.

Archiepem, born and lived in Cheshire for many years before moving to Rochdale.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 11:12

Slowly drying out after yesterday's downpour .


Posted: 26/10/2013 at 11:11

Just a quick question how big a gap in the fence do hedgehogs need to get in to your garden?

Wildlife gardening...hopes for the future

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:29

I like a wildlife garden as some of you may guess by my forum name, that said in my view a lot can be done in a 'formal' garden as really it is all about growing the right plants and not using chemical pesticides. OK so my form of wildlife gardening at home is not the purist view but it works for me.

I am also a member of the Residents and Tenants assoc and soon to be a meber of our local park Friends Group. Luckily within our immediate area on the estate we have some quite large areas of wooded area and open ground. The R&TA is very environmetally active creating wildlife habitat the spaces, also the plan for the park is to restore the formal gardens but also to carry out large amounts of wildlife friendly improvements across the open informal spaces of the park.

For me this bodes well for the future as there is a big drive to involve the local young people to help carry out this work and learn to maintain their wildlife spaces.



Posted: 23/10/2013 at 11:36

Sunshine now after 2 straight hours of rain it's a mudbath out there this morning. Reckon I'll do some carving for a while.

Must have natives?

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 15:26

Just a thought quite a few of the natives particularly meadow plants don't like very rich soil so maybe take it easy with or give fertilisers a miss.

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