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    Default The Gardening thread.

    ...feel free to ridicule me on this topic.

    Now the footie season is almost over, nothing nicer for me than chilling in the garden on a summers day or evening with a cold beer and watching me plants grow.

    I enjoy the good old fashioned cottage garden plants such as lupins or delphiniums. Also I like planting up hanging baskets, wall baskets and tubs.

    nothing more satisfying than watching the garden grow with feet up and beer in hand on a summers day.

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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    I've got a couple of small greenhouses to start seeds off in. I enjoy planting up hanging baskets and wall baskets.
    My favourites each year are usually trailing fucia (sp? )

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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    I absolutely hate gardening. I find it tedious and dull and have no talent at all when it comes to horticulture.

    I do enjoy sitting in gardens though. Especially Beer Gardens.

    „I believe in socialism because it seems more humanitarian, rather than every man for himself and 'I'm alright jack' and all those arsehole businessmen with all the loot. I made up my mind from viewing society from that angle. That's where I'm from and there's where I've made my decisions from. That's why I believe in socialism“

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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    Live in london, tried to get some plants in my room to clear up the air quality.




    Evidently I don't get enough light. Bluddy things.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    I don't mind a bit of landscaping but not the weeding, growing and fiddling, which my other half enjoys although she's left it this year so we're having to buy carrots and the like this year, our garlic's amazing though.

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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deforest View Post
    I've got a couple of small greenhouses to start seeds off in. I enjoy planting up hanging baskets and wall baskets.
    My favourites each year are usually trailing fucia (sp? )
    Fuchsia


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by rockabilly View Post
    ...feel free to ridicule me on this topic.

    Now the footie season is almost over, nothing nicer for me than chilling in the garden on a summers day or evening with a cold beer and watching me plants grow.

    I enjoy the good old fashioned cottage garden plants such as lupins or delphiniums. Also I like planting up hanging baskets, wall baskets and tubs.

    nothing more satisfying than watching the garden grow with feet up and beer in hand on a summers day.

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    Absolutely with your sentiments 100%, spend hours in the garden, immense satisfaction, fresh air and exercise, both physical mental, what's not to like and enjoy.


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    I built a raised veg bed, not too big and love growing my own veg and have a small green house for Toms and special stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tiffany View Post
    I built a raised veg bed, not too big and love growing my own veg and have a small green house for Toms and special stuff.
    The satisfaction of growing, then eating your own veg, is one of the most addictive practises I know.


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    You should try crack or crystal meth, much more addictive.

    I have just sown some purple sprouting broccoli that I won't eat for another 11 months and it's not just the end product, it's the whole process.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    I can't grow the things I want to due to my north facing garden, it sucks. Would love to have a veggie patch. I still put a lot of work in keeping it tidyish. I find it cathartic


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    With you all on this one. I've cultivated no end of root vegetables in my cottage garden. I've had a fair bit of success with the floras too. I'm quite proud of my cyclamen.

    The beast is stirring yet again!! :devil:

    it has nothing to do with football or NFFC

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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy Pope View Post
    With you all on this one. I've cultivated no end of root vegetables in my cottage garden. I've had a fair bit of success with the floras too. I'm quite proud of my cyclamen.
    Me too. Here's one I grew last year:





















































    Sorry.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    I've just put a watering system in for my missus. Save her dragging the hose pipe up the hill at night. 350 sodding metres of the stuff.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    We went abroad for a month last year so to prevent my hanging baskets etc dying put them all together with a spray hose on a timer. Joy joy joy! My babies all seemed pleased to see me when we got back.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    I am a Gardener and earn my living this way, So if I can help anyone with questions etc fire away.
    My own garden I try and keep low maintenance because the last thing you want to do after a day gardening is your own ( and you don't get paid)
    I have two lawns which I cut once a week and a handful of shrubs , Which don't need much pruning just once a year.
    I have gravelled all the borders around the shrubs so I have no weeding to do which cuts down alot of the work.
    30 mins to 1 hour a week should be plenty of time for most people to spend in the garden but it needs to be every week from March to November.
    Far to many leave it until the grass is 1ft tall before hacking the lawn down to zero.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    OK Lard few questions;

    Best way to fill holes in lawn? We've got a trampoline (I haven't invited my sister on it........yet) and it leaves dents if moved regularly but over the winter it's left some big ass holes, at the minute I've just shovelled some of the soil out the raised beds in and will seed it and over seed the rest of the lawn next week. This good, bad or OK?

    What's the best aggregate to use in Borders? Small, chunky or a mix and I assume it's best to put weed fabric down?

    Best way to stop weeds in our patio?

    I've used roundup but the bastards come back year after year, mostly in the same places.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    Holes in the lawn, Yeah any decent top soil will be fine try not to use compost on it own as its too light . You can buy a bag of top soil if your soil is too light.
    Ref Agg , Put this down first http://www.amazon.co.uk/HEAVY-CONTRO...ds=weed+fabric

    Chunky 20mm is what I went for but the smaller 10mm would be better if you have young kids walking on it as it can be sharp.
    The odd weed will still grow but this is the weed growing on top of the gravel and can be pulled out very easy.

    Weeds on patio , use this http://www.amazon.co.uk/GALLUP-STRON...sr=8-2&keyword
    it should keep them away for a couple of months but the problem is weed seeds fall down the patio and into the nice sandy seed bed and regrow so you will always have a problem but spraying with this will reduce the problem


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hand ShAndy! View Post
    OK Lard few questions;

    Best way to fill holes in lawn? We've got a trampoline (I haven't invited my sister on it........yet) and it leaves dents if moved regularly but over the winter it's left some big ass holes, at the minute I've just shovelled some of the soil out the raised beds in and will seed it and over seed the rest of the lawn next week. This good, bad or OK?

    What's the best aggregate to use in Borders? Small, chunky or a mix and I assume it's best to put weed fabric down?

    Best way to stop weeds in our patio?

    I've used roundup but the bastards come back year after year, mostly in the same places.
    Try losing some weight tubby before you use the trampoline.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by lard View Post
    Holes in the lawn, Yeah any decent top soil will be fine try not to use compost on it own as its too light . You can buy a bag of top soil if your soil is too light.
    Ref Agg , Put this down first http://www.amazon.co.uk/HEAVY-CONTRO...ds=weed+fabric

    Chunky 20mm is what I went for but the smaller 10mm would be better if you have young kids walking on it as it can be sharp.
    The odd weed will still grow but this is the weed growing on top of the gravel and can be pulled out very easy.

    Weeds on patio , use this http://www.amazon.co.uk/GALLUP-STRON...sr=8-2&keyword
    it should keep them away for a couple of months but the problem is weed seeds fall down the patio and into the nice sandy seed bed and regrow so you will always have a problem but spraying with this will reduce the problem
    Thanks, I "borrowed" some Gallup from work before but didn't know you could buy it off amazon
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    Try losing some weight tubby before you use the trampoline.....
    But I use the trampoline to lose weight, it's a vicious circle, so is pizza, mmmmmmm pizza.


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    Well what bunch of green fingered lot we have on here, I'm impressed.

    I've only got a small garden so plants and small shrubs it is for me. Would love to have a veggie plot but I make do with containers instead.

    I prefer the traditional cottage type gardens, my only gripe is the modern designer type gardens like at Chelsea etc.


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    Default Re: The Gardening thread.

    Bit of a problem at the moment, the green house at the back of the property we are renovating has been flat packed, wrong position for us and in a dangerous state. Old gent in Bottesford who's wife was cared for by my wife ages ago in Hospital still insists on sending us tomato plants, picked them this afternoon via my dad. Where to put them long term ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sedgred View Post
    Bit of a problem at the moment, the green house at the back of the property we are renovating has been flat packed, wrong position for us and in a dangerous state. Old gent in Bottesford who's wife was cared for by my wife ages ago in Hospital still insists on sending us tomato plants, picked them this afternoon via my dad. Where to put them long term ?
    Put them in a sunny spot they'll be fine, if by any chance there is a frost just bring them indoors over night.
    I don't have a green house and have always grown tomatoes outdoors with a lot of success.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sedgred View Post
    Bit of a problem at the moment, the green house at the back of the property we are renovating has been flat packed, wrong position for us and in a dangerous state. Old gent in Bottesford who's wife was cared for by my wife ages ago in Hospital still insists on sending us tomato plants, picked them this afternoon via my dad. Where to put them long term ?
    Can't you knock up a cloche with some bricks and a piece of glass, I did it a few years ago and it worked a treat.


 

 

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