Oh how things change in time and how we don’t really notice until much later. I found some old pics of my garden and I noticed the change over only 3 years was quite a shock to me! Back in 2012 I planted the hedge to stop people being able to see through from the…… Continue reading How things change
Living where I do often makes it difficult to keep on top of the biggest problem all gardeners suffer. Weeds. My neighbours generally don’t care so much about how their gardens look. I live in a tiny cul-de-sac in a tiny ex-mining village that is now a council estate. Of the 6 houses around me…… Continue reading Gardening with neighbours who don’t
We moved into this house in 2002. One of my first jobs was to make a small grow fence, now long since gone. My second was to make my Erica corner. It happened because my mum bought me one of those 6 packs of Erica thingies you may have seen. I cut a corner clear…… Continue reading Changes in the Erica corner
I have a pond in a pot. Its nothing special. But this morning I was looking at it to see if it needs a clean out and I noticed a new kind of snail. Normally I just have a small black snail and now I have a larger grey, Ramshorn kind of shape. I have…… Continue reading New snails in my pond-in-a-pot
Happy Vernal (spring) Equinox everyone! Yes, from here on in the sun actually gets a wiggle on, stops just phoning its job in and we get some decent sunlight and just as you get the awesome news that the sun is getting its groove on, the moon gets all ‘Hell, no!’ and decides to plan an…… Continue reading So its the first day of spring…
One of the biggest things I don’t have is spare cash. While I bet I could spend a LOT of money on my garden given half a chance its only a pipe dream at the moment, so I am forced to cut corners and get plants in the cheapest ways possible. For Free (by fair means…… Continue reading Gardening on the cheap.
So this evening I noticed that my Dracaena marginata has some blobs of clear sap appearing underneath the leaves. My Google-fu seems to be failing me on this one. Otherwise the plant seems to be fine. The leaves are long, glossy and in good shape with no other obvious damage or stress. But the blobs of…… Continue reading Problems with my Dracaena