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For those of a green-fingered slant... [Nov. 13th, 2006|09:42 pm]
The Online Garden Fence - gardening discussions

Thought you guys might like this link. It's from Thompson & Morgan and shows their collection of black and dark-coloured plants and flowers. I'm toying with the idea of Voodoo Lillies!


Crossposted to goth_w_i
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(no subject) [Nov. 2nd, 2006|09:02 am]
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Please remind everyone to check their bonfires for Wildlife this coming weekend!

Two pieces of fantastic news:

We managed to get a shed off freecycle, yes a whole working shed :-O! Was so chuffed. We have managed to get it all up except the roof as we need new feltings and the door as That_Animal wants to cut it so we can have it against the raised area. So, I am hoping to embark on our first green roof project and I need tips - has anyone done it? I have the basics but I'm sure there are things I haven't thought of...

Second, I have bought 3 blackberry bushes off ebay for a measly £10. Blackberries have a certain family tie for me and I can't wait to make jam next year, but I can't see me being able to keep all three. Does anybody want one? Please offer me a swap - plant troughs, honey suckle, white or cream clematis, labour.... I'm open to suggestions. 

Finally a question... is it true that ash is good for the garden? Can it be composted?

On one last note, please feel free post your gardening tips/trades to the community and to pimp this about, I know its the wrong time of year but I'm sure there must be some gardening going on.

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Enjoy Your Garden [Oct. 23rd, 2006|12:08 pm]
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I got the Autumn/Winter edition of Enjoy Your Garden this morning, it's the 'Recycle Now' Home Composting Newsletter. There's a step by step guide to using compost to  reviving a lawn and loads of hints and tips - my favourite is filling an old tight leg with compost and hanging it in your water butt so it works 'like a tea bag' and spreads nutrients into the water (that came from a Sheffielder!).

I planted some sage and some rosemary seeds a few weeks ago. The sage is coming up a treat but I have 1 measly rosemary sprout so I may have to go back to the drawing board on that. 

I still have tonnes of chives if anyone wants them

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(no subject) [Oct. 21st, 2006|09:54 am]
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My friend has been clearing out her garden which has been overtaken by strawberries. She's given me some of the rescued plants. I have more than I need so if anyone wants them please let me know.
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Herb Trade [Oct. 1st, 2006|02:36 pm]
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I have two plant pots worth of chives to give away or trade  - they're at least 15inch pots so can split if neccesary (have tonnes of spare pots)

I would really like sage, rosemary or lavendar in return please...

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(no subject) [Sep. 28th, 2006|09:56 am]
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Some one is giving away Crab Apples on Sheffield Freecycle thought they'd be of interest, apparently idea for crab apple jelly or pickles.

Cross posted homemadeshef and garden_fence
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Welcome! [Sep. 26th, 2006|12:09 am]
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[mood |optimisticoptimistic]

Hello, and welcome to Garden_Fence,

This site is a tribute to those nice neighbours you used to share tips and swap plants with over the garden fence. The principals -  its a much larger fence and you can have many more neighbours, but you can still have a natter about the roses over a cup of tea all the same.

I'll probably talk about my own garden quite a bit - it was a bit of a jungle when I bought the house with that_animal but we're getting there and we're picking up a lot along the way - like how to attract birds, get rid of slugs and that spray gunning a fence might be quicker but it certainly ain't tidyer.

Hopefuly we'll have some spare plants over the year too - the gardens of England will be more colourful places if we all start swapping - probably unsuprisingly I have a thing for black, white, purple and deep red flowers. I am also trying to grow my own herbs, fruit and veg.

Please feel free to join the group and start sharing your thoughts, and please spread the word.

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