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  • Welcome Lisa and Nigel, we love newcomers and more people to chat to. Looking forward to seeing some photos of your gardens in the future.

  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119

    Hi Nigel, and thank you all for the lovely warm welcome.

    Its lovely to find like minded people, unfortunately my family aren't gardeners and I've had to learn from trial and error with more errors image.  We bought our house because of the size of the garden and the sheds and greenhouse that came with it but had a lot to do to clear the weeds and rubbish. Nothing did very well in the greenhouse this year but next year I'm planning to have a go at vegetables and salad crops so will need all the help and advice I can get image 


  • lisa69lisa69 Posts: 119


    After a mini makeover this is part of the garden (in the summer).  Still have lots to do and have some slopes and things to deal with with and some privacy issues but the OH bought me the RHS Complete Manual and I have some plans for the spring image

  • Aslivert......your pond is beautiful. I'm SO enviousimage Your waterfall is to die for. Bye the way, has your mermaid got a friend who would like to lounge around by my pond?!

    I really am looking forward to more pictures next year, roll on the spring, only 12 weeks to March!image


  • Matty2Matty2 Posts: 4,817

    What a lovely thought - 12 weeks till Marchimage

  • JonusJonus Posts: 8

    Hello everybody........ I have often read the pages this site.  I am not a beginner gardener but nowhere near a expert one.I Have an allotment and have in the past thoroughtly enjoyed working the ground but this yesr with all the rain and the plague of snails in the potatoe area (all were useless for cooking).  No blight but the awful snigs!!  I just got so fed up that I haven't been down to do any work for about 2 months.  Has anyone else felt like this.  I await with bated breath for a reply.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,989

    Hi Jonus, welcome

    I've arranged for us all to have a proper summer next year



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • JonusJonus Posts: 8

    Thankyou kindly lady.  I am going to root out my suncream!  What do I do with my plot in the meantime.  Should I leave it until the new year, which is my ideal, or are there any suggestions.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,989

    I go out and do a bit of  tree/bush surgery in winter otherwise I leave it alone. I'd get compacted wet soil, I'd walk on the bulbs as they come through and get I'd cold.

    I do go out every day and look around; see what buds are swelling, if the snowdrops are through (they are), feed the birds, paddle in the flooded parts of the garden. But that will do.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • JonusJonus Posts: 8

    Think I might go and see if  the snowdrops are through in the garden, but then on the other hand I might just leave it until tomorrow!!

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