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* Red Dahlia *


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Imagine my excitement....

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:08
Space. Well a 9x8 ft raised bed. 3 boarders currently 1 foot deep by about 25ft. That's the back. Then a 12foot boarder at front house. A small circular bed abs a tiny corner boader. Have a look at the post I did about raised beds there are pictures on there. Will look up the post title. Pretty pathetic amount of space to be honest.

Now I'm jealous everyone has a gorgeous dog except me. She follows me everywhere but I have to ignore her, if I try to give her love she growls and cowers then shoots off!!!

Imagine my excitement....

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 22:44
Yup you may have a black dog barking at you but desperately seeking attention. I'm jealous of monty d's Nigel, perfect dog!!!! We can't have everything tho!!!

Just searching through my seed box. Quite sad really as I just want to sow more but worried its either too early for French beans, sugar snap peas, courgette

But also no sowing room or garden room for dahlia, bishop of L dahlias, coreopsis, a cornflower type, scabious, liatris and verbena! Sad, I want more space but do I need to sow more!!! Do I need help, I rushed in from work today into the nursery (conservatory) just to see what was up!!!!

Where do you shop - for greenhouse benches etc

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:17
To be honest the best place to start looking for me is ebay, you can see all sorts of styles then you can research from there. Search for greenhouse staging! I have been looking before and I don't even have a greenhouse!! You may be able to pick up a decent second hand deal!!

BQ

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:13
I got 2 primula vialii from sainsbury homebase for 1.50 each, planted the root and they are up and away now! Bargains to he had if you look hard enough. I also got seed tatties for ??1 as. The spruts had stared to come through the bags, they are now in buckets in the conservatory!

Where do you shop - for greenhouse benches etc

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:01
Love growbag trays!!!! Look in pound stretcher they are only 3.99. Bargain!!!! They also have some bargain tubular staging! May or may not be what you want but the growbag trays are a must!

Help Please!

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:58
Do the tidying, crack on. Then get a pen and paper and hot down a map of what you have and where. Speak to friends, neighbours etc and I bet you come home with no end if free plants!! But having a plan of shapes etc helps to keep your head in gear for what your aiming at. That's what I'm going to do when I change my lawn into raised beds.

What you have is so exciting! Keep a picture diary week by week and then look back in 6 months and you will feel so proud.


Also peek at the neighbours gardens and see what they grow well and you like And what you don't like. Be weary of rapid growing things that can take over if you take your eye off the ball, like ivy, hate the stuff!!

BQ

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:49
Which b&q??

Hosta's

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:47
That's how we cook stinky fish! On the camping burner in the garden, quite good fun to be honest!!

Have you thought about getting the garlic granules from a horse feed shop!!!! Quicker!!

Hosta's

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 19:48
Use a camping stove and go it outside, just wrap up warm. Saves the house Smelling evil!

Imagine my excitement....

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 19:42
She is fear aggressive and doesn't like strangers, being touched or new dogs unless I have introduced them through work not letting them intro themselves. She doesn't like cuddles or being petted and will sound v v aggressive if strangers try, then shoots off and cowers. Hundreds on vets trainers etc and nothing has worked, they all say its in her!!

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