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yvonne parsons2

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Posted: 06/03/2013 at 16:28

Im in Wiltshire and like FloBear my early crown has been growing for a few weeks


Lupins and delphiniums

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 15:59

My soil is full of clay but my Lupins have done great for the past couple of years. I grew them from seed and waited till they were quite big and really hardened off before I put them out though. I do get slugs just leke everyone else but to date...touch wood.....ive not lost a plant to them although they have a good chew. Ive actually just posted a pic of my lupins on another feed, such pretty plants


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 15:49

 Just wanted to share this picture ive just found in my camera with you from my garden last summer. I grew these from seed the previous year and I had never grown anything before so you can imagine my excitement when for the second year running they came back as lovely as they did. They are right under my living room window and so pretty. I hope they are as lovely this year

Picture upload

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:45
Ah.....that explains it....I will have to try tomorrow on my pc

Thank you Bunny

Picture upload

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:39
Hi.....can anyone help. I want to put some pictures on but can't work out hot to do it. I've read the help section but still no joy. I can't seem to find the picture upload button! Thank you Yvonne

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 12:05

Gorgeous blue skys, but blimey its cold........Had a full frost this morning...Brrrrrrrrrrrr


Suggestions please

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 09:51

Yes, I have 2 hunnysuckles on the go and did wonder about a climbing rose



Posted: 19/02/2013 at 09:34

Do you have a recycling centre near where you live, they sell compost that they have made......I have used it in the past and its very good. Much cheaper than buying it from a garden centre and you can get it delivered in bulk....Would be worth looking in to maybe. Have you thought about making your own?

Exciting times

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 09:27

Hi everyone, yes 3 years be totally honest it was only that long for 1 reason......when i built the first one I really built it as somewhere to put the green waste, not really thinking about the compost side of it, and me being me built it with 4 walls (no door !!!) it wasn't until my lovely elderly neighbour (who is very handy with wood) offered to help me alter it so that I could empty the time i got round to emptying it this weekend it was full..... I now have 2 compost bins...WITH DOORS oh how the little things amuse me! lol

Suggestions please

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 09:19

Thanks for your responses, at the moment the border is not wide as i wanted to start slowly rather than do my usual and try and do everything all at once! Its about 2 spades width right up the length of the lawn, my long term goal though is to put shape into the borders and bring them out into the lawn area so that eventually I have more flower beds than lawn. I already planted an apple tree 2 years ago about 5 foot in from the border at the top of the garden and my lovely neighbour has just bought me a cherry blossom which is going to need planting. I'm ideally looking for plants that with have both height and width to hide the horrid fence we have as i cant afford to replace such a large area, love the idea of a lilac shrub with clematis growing through it and geraniums are one of my favorites as they come in strong colours, the biggest problem I have had the last 2 years is that what i plant on the right hand side grows fine but if I plant the same plants on the left they don't do very well, mainly due to the shadow from next doors plants i think, hense why i need some new ideas, i love this site, there are so many talented people on here to give those of us who are learning so really food advice...thank you


Discussions started by yvonne parsons2

What is this?

Brown clover like weed! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 20:55

Rose ?

Which rose do I have? 
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Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 21:26


Dark spots 
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Last Post: 12/05/2013 at 00:30

Malvern Flower Show

Wonderful day 
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Last Post: 12/05/2013 at 00:27

oh dear!

seed germination 
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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 07:58


When do the come up ? 
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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 11:06

Feeling good

Out in the garden 
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Last Post: 05/04/2013 at 15:11

By hand or machine?

Lawn care 
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Last Post: 21/03/2013 at 12:11

which Rose

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Last Post: 17/03/2013 at 14:43

Picture upload

Help needed 
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Last Post: 05/03/2013 at 22:48

Exciting times

Homemade compost 
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Last Post: 19/02/2013 at 09:27

Suggestions please

Which plants ? 
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Last Post: 22/02/2013 at 21:18

Frost & apple trees

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 14/02/2013 at 22:54

Greenhouse heating / winter growing

Help needed 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 08:45

Advice from the odlies :)

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