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Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:31

Ah yes !  Eating your own fresh produce is the way to assess the cost of gardening per year.  Who cares about the cost when eating sweet carrots, succulent lettuce, delicious peas, rhubarb, beans, gooseberries, etc etc etc ?  

As you say clueless include the healthy exercise and tranquility and the cost is certainly worth it 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:22

Awful morning for rain.  Poured down.  But now?  Beautiful.  Sunshine, blue sky and no wind.

Stacey, with lupins already in the garden they are hardy as anything.  However newly acquired lupins are often susceptible to frosts so be aware of that.  Even here I cosset them a little until fully acclimatised.

Just "gone shares" with a friend to buy a box of pasties to send to Somerset's flood victims.  Not said for any medals but to show the feeling many people have for those suffering these past few months.  I think there are a number of such schemes nationwide. 

Best time to buy hostas and other plants?

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:13

No I don't Mark but I will. Just checked it out amd I want it 

To Prune or Not to Prune

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 13:10

Milzy, can you untangle from the fence?  Then lean it away in order to treat the fence. I prune honeysuckle in autumn or spring fairly hard back. It won't harm your plant. 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 11:34

Great always Marion 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 11:32

Just a quickie but pleased for you Punkdoc ...... hope things continue to improve there

The WUM ....we all know who he is and it's a shame there are still one or two supporting him..........but he's got an obsession with the number of views on his threads !    However, the rest of us can enjoy the forum 


Posted: 17/02/2014 at 07:58

Wet and windy.....hmmmmmmm

Pleased to have "gardened" yesterday when weather was so good 

Have good day everyone

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 23:31

Got a  new double yellow last year fidget.  Lovely.  Most of my hellebores are flowerimg their heads off but this one is little slow so far but it will delight again 

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 23:26

Still feel Provado is the answer.  It's supposed to be effective for just a few weeks.  Can't see how it would affect bees if used now.  

Nematodes may be the lomg term solution but they can cause problems too....didn't they destroy a football pitch recently eating the grass roots?  

If weevil damage is allowed to continue until nematodes can be used in spring there won't be any plants left to save 

Wow! Sunshine at last.

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 23:20

Nice post mike. to make us all feel goooooooood 

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