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    Some Exciting News

    Dear fellow DLF readers,

    I thought I would share some news with you all. Something that shows disability in a positive light :)

    I was recently entered into a national competition run by The...
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    indeed a link to your blog and an idea of what...

    indeed a link to your blog and an idea of what you are looking for would be handy:)
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    Hummm, new one on me so I had a look around and apparently yes you can use this type of lighting for your plants. It appears that it may well also prolong the growing/flowering life of your plants :)...
  4. Your roses should be fine outside. I have all my...

    Your roses should be fine outside. I have all my roses out in planters and they survive through the winter. Prune them after flowering, depending on the rose. Prune to above a bud to the size you...
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    Hi, Just saw your post, sorry for late reply....

    Hi,

    Just saw your post, sorry for late reply. Your Rose of Sharon can grow to be about 8 to 12 feet tall and about 6 feet wide. It is best grown in full sun or partial shade. they can sometimes be...
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    Hi, I am not sure where you live, in the UK?...

    Hi,

    I am not sure where you live, in the UK? You can contact the local probation service who work with young offenders, nothing scary or anything just kids who've gone a bit astray and you can ask...
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    I think probably the best thing to do is find out...

    I think probably the best thing to do is find out what kind of soil you have, is it dry clay like or chalky and sandy. Different plants like different conditions. If you do not or can not bend to the...
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    It would be great if you could help :) I wanted...

    It would be great if you could help :) I wanted to go to Harrogate but didn't make it this year, good to know that it is set up well and it was a good day for you :) If you are into cars than the...
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    Hi Lighttouch, so glad I could point you in the...

    Hi Lighttouch, so glad I could point you in the right direction. I love Erysimums, hope you get on with ok :)

    niki
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    Morning lighttouch :) How about an Erysimum...

    Morning lighttouch :)

    How about an Erysimum Bowles Mauve. This is long flowering purple flowered, evergreen perennial, so it will come back each year. It is easy to take cuttings from and loves...
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    Any questions

    Hi all your friendly garden advisor here,

    Does anyone have anything they would like to ask? Anything they would like me to review or talk about?

    Niki and The Potting shed
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    Handy tips on tools and watering

    Over the weekend I thought it would be a good idea to take some photographs of the garden tools that I use and show you all how I use them. Hopefully they might help and inspire you :) Photographs...
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    April.. The Journey begins

    April…. The Journey Begins............. (To see any pics please go to www.nikipreston.com ) Thank you


    I wandered lonely as a … gardener searching for signs of life, new growth, old friends and...
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    Shame Stephen, being out in the garden is...

    Shame Stephen, being out in the garden is uplifting, in the sunshine :) If I could help you in anyway I would :)

    Nx
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    Hi Stephen, you can still have pots you know....

    Hi Stephen,

    you can still have pots you know. In your other post you mention things may get stolen, would you be able to screw them down? Before you fill them with compost just drill into the...
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    Goodness, that is something I had not thought...

    Goodness, that is something I had not thought about. That is the sneaky kind of thing they would do though.
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    garden advice from The Potting Shed

    Morning all.

    Today I thought I would do a brief post about the handy things I have and share some ideas on how to keep on enjoying your garden if you have a disability, back problem or any health...
  18. Garden advice from a disabled gardener to others

    HI i am a new member and was asked to join by the DLF. I am a disabled gardener with lots of advice to give not only on your garden, what to plant and what to do but also on how to keep enjoying your...
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