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Help Required

Posted: Yesterday at 23:52

I decided to risk one, and a variegated one as well, in scotland. I dont think i picked the best position for either, but the green one is fine and flowers. The variegated one survived outside 2 winters but did look peaky, so came out and prefers it in a pot. 

Bee-kind test

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 03:30

I got 4864 which is not great for a 'large garden' - i had to look it up on a conversion website having no idea of the size in metres. I use inverted commas as i was told a garden has to be over 2 acres to be large, i guess times have changed!  My 10 recommendations for improvement id never considered growing any of them, but i will now, so its been very useful. 

They like my phacelia best. I did try and get rid if it one year, but you cant do that when bees like it can you?

Thompson Morgan again

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 17:33

I emailed them twice, got auto responses, but no contact with anyone. The problem has cleared today though. 

Don't be tempted......

Posted: 10/03/2017 at 11:42

Can you tell me about the invasive oxalis Verdun? I would buy that but thought it was tender??

Thompson Morgan again

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 11:20

Singing gardner - nope just the plugs. 

Thompson Morgan again

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 08:35

i know there is another TM thread and TM are responding but my search facility doesnt work, so i cant find it.

I am a sucker for the free plugs just pay postage offers, but this time its adding the postage, on top of the postage! 

Is this just me or has anyone else seen this? 

Tried the TM online help but after a few responses it just closed. Can TM assist please??

Is buying plugs cheating?

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 12:33

They dont do plugs at my homebase, thats annoying. Ive never seen any. 

Carex pendula digging up

Posted: 07/03/2017 at 12:30

Haha. They are lovely when mature. I like all things tall and spiky. It would not work if we all liked the same things. 

As for thuggery, there may come a time when all my garden is covered in plants and i think...hmm... i dont want all those things, id rather have something different.  But im years away from that. So i need spreaders and self seeders. 

Carex pendula digging up

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 20:53

Hi i did have a plan to dig up carex pendula from a nicely established bed, and put them into a new very sparse bed.

Reading previous threads - is this a mammoth task? Ive got about 7 monsters and some baby monsters. I was going to take the big ones, but prefer not to kill myself, and if they are very hard to get out, i maybe will wreck them and wont be able to replant??

i could take the babies and leave the monsters as an alternative. 

Designing a colour scheme

Posted: 02/03/2017 at 11:24

I started with very strictly coordinated borders (the OH called me the colour police) and a big lack of understanding about height, shapes etc. It didnt really work. 

id think about what style you want and how formal you want to be. All colours anywhere really does suit some gardens. Think about distance from the house and views too. I find yellow works well far away, but you cant see purple, for example.

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