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Gardening blogs from Apr 2016

Grand Ideas

So, we recently moved to our new home near the forest of Dean and have always loved...

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madarvill

30 Apr, 2016
Madarvill

Digging a drainage trench!

As some of you know I have been digging a drainage trench for one of our back lawns....

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linda235

30 Apr, 2016
Linda235

Edzell Castle on the last day of April 2016

We had a lovely day visit to Edzell today....in the sunshine thank goodness! We walked...

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cottagekaren

30 Apr, 2016
Cottagekaren

Project part two (new border)

So I've now finished my new border/extending the one I made last year.. Thankyou...

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dandanspondpage

30 Apr, 2016
Dandanspond..

Its flipping snowing

We spent half an hour in the garden this morning dead heading and week killing. We...

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csarina

30 Apr, 2016
Csarina

Photo's of the baby Woodpecker

At last I have worked out how to reduce the size of the photo's of last year's baby...

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honeysucklegold

29 Apr, 2016
Honeysuckle..

Miracle Gro-Gro-ables cherry tomato seed pod

When visiting a nearby garden centre 3 weeks ago I was given this seed pod in a pot...

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amsterdam

29 Apr, 2016
Amsterdam

Home Again

We had a reasonable journey home, just one hold up a lorry had shed a tyre on the...

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csarina

29 Apr, 2016
Csarina

Holiday

We travelled to Felixstowe for a break. The weather has been quite iffy, but it has...

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csarina

28 Apr, 2016
Csarina

Sifting through the bargain bin again....:o)

Well actually it was the sale shelves at the 2 letter DIY store... Lol. I'd only...

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homebird

27 Apr, 2016
Homebird

Re-use rubber gloves

I go through a few pairs of rubber gloves in a year so I was delighted to find a...

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arbuthnot

27 Apr, 2016
Arbuthnot

My April garden

Its been full steam ahead for the plants and I am so grateful for the relatively...

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scotsgran

27 Apr, 2016
Scotsgran

How to keep a momentum in your life in this awful non gardening weather.

Every day I look on line for a new recipe involving vegetables. Just type in 'Cabbage...

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dianebulley

27 Apr, 2016
Dianebulley

Project.

I made a new border infront of our decking last May bank holiday.. And this year...

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dandanspondpage

26 Apr, 2016
Dandanspond..

Pond repair update

Firstly, I would like to say thank you to you lovely people for the feedback on my...

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lilylover32

25 Apr, 2016
Lilylover32

In the 17th c. there used to be 2 windmills in this road.

People grew and harvested their Corn, made their own bread. (My Gt.Grandma made...

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dianebulley

25 Apr, 2016
Dianebulley

Is it a bicolor rose

But I think its tricolor. Isn't it...

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nicksgardenss

24 Apr, 2016
Nicksgardenss

A mixed bag of tulips..

My son gave me a mixed bag of tulips several years ago for my birthday and every...

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homebird

24 Apr, 2016
Homebird

What is blooming in early Spring at Klahanie's

It is always a good feeling to come back home from Mexico to our open and green environment....

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klahanie

24 Apr, 2016
Klahanie

For Shirley Tulip and Bloomer . . .

It's good to be home from our holiday, although it's so cold! Our Great White Cherry...

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sheilabub

24 Apr, 2016
Sheilabub

Algarve (Portugal) holiday

We have just returned from a week in the Algarve, where we went to see the wild flowers....

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sheilabub

24 Apr, 2016
Sheilabub

Removing fig

There is a long and hilarious story attached to removing my fig, which had become...

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autumnleaves66

24 Apr, 2016
Autumnleave..

Lilac tree !

Good morning all , Although quite frankly it is not that good here , we have a...

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heronbay

24 Apr, 2016
Heronbay

Letting go. Golden Book of Natural Science encyclopedia.

More spring cleaning..and I decided that kids would have no use for my old encyclopedia...

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stan510

24 Apr, 2016
Stan510

April Blooms

April showers gave way to sunshine and suddenly colour appeared in the garden. Cherry...

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neellan

23 Apr, 2016
Neellan

Best value Tulips. Siris to the rescue.

When to the rubbish tip to dispose of some brick rubble last summer. The skip is...

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siris

23 Apr, 2016
Siris

'Devonia' is open again

Just a quick note to anyone in the Bracknell area to let you know we are opening...

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AndrewR

23 Apr, 2016
Andrewr

Famous Last Words!

My famous last words could have been and being an idiot, probably will be "I'll Pick...

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loosestrife2

23 Apr, 2016
Loosestrife2

Aahhh!

(Lots still to be done!) Gorgeous day today! OH and I have just enjoyed a leisurely...

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ohmelchisedec

23 Apr, 2016
Ohmelchisedec

A not welcome visitor!

This is the visitor in the garden today and he /she is not welcome The rat traps...

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marjories

23 Apr, 2016
Marjories

***disclaimer about last blog***

This is a disclaimer about my last blog, It is NOT spam or advertising, I have a...

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backforthe2ndtime

22 Apr, 2016
Backforthe2..

*Not Spam or advertisement*. Essential healing plants and herbs for your garden.

With everything from the dwindling honeybee population to the continued use of chemicals...

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backforthe2ndtime

22 Apr, 2016
Backforthe2..

Here We Are Again...Coming to brighten your garden!

Oh, the promise of spring.Lots of new leaves on Trees and shrubs, new shoots of deciduous...

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paulspatch

21 Apr, 2016
Paulspatch

What a lovely Spring day

Hope you enjoy these photos taken today. The weather has been really good for giving...

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marjories

21 Apr, 2016
Marjories

Beautiful sunny day in the garden

What a lovely, warm day it has been. Barry and I have been digging a trench to improve...

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linda235

21 Apr, 2016
Linda235

Daffodils on balcony (railings)

DAFFODILS "I wander'd lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When...

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balcony

21 Apr, 2016
Balcony

The plants are in

After baking scones, a carrot cake and a loaf OH and I went out into the garden and...

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csarina

20 Apr, 2016
Csarina

Bonsai trees.

These are photos of our Bonsai trees. Some of them older than others. Hence the different...

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lindak

20 Apr, 2016
Lindak

Tomatos.

I am in search of the biggest species of tomatos. I know the "Delisous" gets large....

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backforthe2ndtime

20 Apr, 2016
Backforthe2..

The It Happened Again!!

This time it was deliberate. Yesterday I got. Voucher for £5 in Morrison. It had...

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csarina

19 Apr, 2016
Csarina

I need treatment!!

We are off to Suffolk on Friday for a week. We decided to go shopping this afternoon...

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csarina

18 Apr, 2016
Csarina

Early spring flora in Portugal

The OH and myself took an early spring break in Portugal last month. I thought you...

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waddy

18 Apr, 2016
Waddy

What a difference since I last saw your garden

Hello Karen Your garden is looking very different since Chris and I came to see your...

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queenbee56

17 Apr, 2016
Queenbee56

Hello GOY, First Spell In The Garden For A While!

Ive been very busy , what with a two week spell, at a local farm park, as the Mad...

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paulspatch

17 Apr, 2016
Paulspatch

Seeds

So for the first time I'm trying my hand at growing seeds might have went OTT for...

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scotsmanvic

17 Apr, 2016
Scotsmanvic

Occasionally members ask for advice before purchasing a greenhouse.

Everyone has experiences. Many lose money making mistakes. This blog is to ask...

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dianebulley

17 Apr, 2016
Dianebulley

Do you want some of this too,Wildrose ?

It will complement your new' Bowles Mauve' Erysimum so well ! :o) Not snow,but...

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bloomer

16 Apr, 2016
Bloomer

Mid April in our garden.

It is really cold here today but the sun is shining so it is a good time to take...

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wildrose

16 Apr, 2016
Wildrose

What a difference a few weeks make

We have at last got the rose arch in and the two roses planted, I need to tie them...

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csarina

16 Apr, 2016
Csarina

Heritage Daffodils

You may remember two series of programmes on the BBC called "The Great British Garden...

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AndrewR

16 Apr, 2016
Andrewr