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Posted: 05/05/2015 at 12:21

Planted a lot this morning as well as a trip to local dump.  Everything rushed to best the rain again. Another bed completed theory it should look good but time will tell. Its been pretty good weather so far.

going towards the beach early this morning slugs and snails were everywhere.  The notion they dont like sand is rubbish....they were happily crawling over the sand.


Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:48

I think advice and comments from experienced gardeners is fsr more useful than books or internet.  Nothing better than talking to people ....this forum for example,.... who know how to garden and have found, by trial and error, how to grow things well. ,personal experience expressed naturally and freely is far better than so called "experts" commenting in books or on the internet.  


Posted: 05/05/2015 at 07:40

Sunny and dry........for now 

morning folks..........

a fair bit of planting  yesterday was well watered in by the rain last night.  And so much growth seemingly overnight again.

advise please.

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 21:01

Hiya Wendy. yes pinch the tops out.  I would pot on too.  agastaches will grow fast now 

Non green fingered newbie

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:57

Hiya Wayne. hard work perhaps but exciting and worthwhile project for you. warm welcome 

Forest Flame

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 20:04

The leaves turn yellow after being red before turnjng green.  At the yellow stage those leaves are vulnerable to strong sunshine and easily burn

Replacing membrane on established gravel garden

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:44

Maybe but that membrane needs to go and not be replaced.  Get it back to a living soil so air can get into it and you can move plants more easily and plant whereever you want without the incumberance of any membrane.  

Spent bulbs

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 19:27

Snowy, do you have space to pot up your bulbs?  You can dig them up, pot them and put them aside somewhere for the summer.  Come the autumn you can plant them up again. 

What to plant on a long, narrow bank?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 17:24

Winter heathers.....glorious 

Have I. Become a Victim?

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 17:22

I believe everything I read in the newspapers  

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