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Setting sleepers

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 11:10

I have some too, i am going to use pea gravel. 

Dead trolley bargain hunt

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 23:00

I got 3 hostas free today, but they went straight to intensive care. they were much too dry. 

What is your weather like?

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 00:24

Gosh sounds awful obelisk.  Really hot and dry here.  Plants suffering a bit. 

Cheap gloves

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 23:19

I have pulled nettles with them.. They are sort of (fake) leather front and pink fabric backs.

Cheap gloves

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:40

Sainsburys have their pink gardening gloves reduced.  I think i bought some at £6 and they are now £2.50.  Not like expensive gloves, but very good for that.  I like them as they kind of fit snug not loose, hard to find sometimes for womens gloves.  

Also green ones for £2.

Disappointing daisies

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:34

What i have found is that all daisy seedlings look the same, so i cant tell them from the leucanthmum, shasta, even bellis.  

So they dont divide as such? You just take bits from the edges?  They are not that old, 3 rd year i think. 

Disappointing daisies

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 14:05

I have an area with a lot of different daisys, about 10 clumps of ox-eye. All of them are doughnuts, central ring flat and flowers round the outside. Wondering wether to chop and mulch, chop and divide, or cram more taller plants in to support.

i woudnt know how to divde them, the bottom stems look like a plate of spaghetti! 


Posted: 19/06/2016 at 22:40

I bought Portuguese laurel last year and im quite disappointed in its growth rate, i think its pretty slow. 


Plant Combinations

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 08:53

I like that website, thank you CarloG. 

Plant Combinations

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 22:39

I dont.  I was trying for a scarlet, not orange-red or dark pink, so thats what im hoping for!  Im not terribly lucky with roses though, my last attempt was 2 climbing roses to scale my woodshed. They grew well, flowered well, but they have no inclination to climb at all!  They look a bit daft planted where they are now. Ah well. 

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Cheap gloves

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Disappointing daisies

Ox-eye look awful 
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Some IDs

Strange foxglove etc  
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Amelanchier Canadensis queries

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Silver birch leaves around top only

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Help with mail order plants

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Camillia sinensis tea plant

Anyone got one?  
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Ducks on the pond - an island??

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New plants by division

Geranium, polyanthus, pulmonaria etc 
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Stoat spotted - a bit worried

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Vegetable beds, things you dont move, perennial veg

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Washingtonia robusta poorly

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Summer house discussion

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Phlox - subulata as ground cover ?

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Betula jacquemontii

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