Latest posts by addict

Hello :)

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 00:00

Hi Bev  Can you grow quite tender plants? 

tree bumblebees in a bird box

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 23:54

Tree bumble bees? Not heard of those before. My friend has a nest in her honeysuckle on her house wall. Thought that was odd as thought bumble bees didn't make nests and lived individually in holes in the ground! Are they something new or am I just ignorant lol 

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 23:45

I'm with fidget. A garden centre should sell stuff for the garden. Maybe other stuff at chrismas but thats it. I managed a nursery for 10 years. What customers really seemed to value was that you knew about the plants and could actually help them with choosing.

Try and offer unusual stuff. So many times garden centres are much of a muchness. Keep the place clean, weed free, plant examples of plants you sell. Let them see size form etc. Offer bargains. If a plant looks past its best reduce it drastically. customers love a bargain. Seems in this area...Hampshire...a dire shortage of alpines find out in your area what people cannot get hold of elsewhere and stock it.

And avoid dutch plants like the plague. Die more often than not, have little or no info on labels and customers want a refund!  

Would love to open one too but can't see it happening 

Elderflower cordial

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 23:17

Sunnydayz don't use that one. My friend tried it and it scorched the flowers. Instead of a clear liquid its brown, doesn't taste so good either.

flowering rose how do you make yours? 

What to plant

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:19

Thanks for suggestions. Area is pretty large so might use both. 

Hello :)

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Hi hollie hock and thanks nutcutlet. Sounds idyllic  27 is the age to be huh? 

Moon Garden Suggestions....

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:53

Thats the one. Thanks nutcutlet  


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:52

Oops yes I do you said plantsman  


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:51

A cornishman/woman! Still don't know can't check profile lol. Mums down there in Looe. Have you tried climbers? She seems to have managed ok with seagull...rambler rather than climber? I too love crocosmia lucifer and spread that round. Like all the others too Dove just not the horrid orange thingy lol. Bunnies don't eat it and deer not keen.

Moon Garden Suggestions....

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:31

Lillies  The white regale. Amazing scent in the evening. No scent but definitely glow...Zantedeschia aethopica (think I spelt that right) Crambe cordifolia if you have the space. Huge cabbage plant but the smell is almost overwhelming. Pinks but not lol. Some of the white dianthus smell beautiful. Sure will think of more later 

Discussions started by addict


When to harvest 
Replies: 10    Views: 1440
Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 09:15

Salvia UFO

Need info! 
Replies: 12    Views: 1327
Last Post: 07/11/2015 at 10:45

Flowering out of season

Always nice when it happens 
Replies: 11    Views: 1345
Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 21:36


Bent and need to replace 
Replies: 2    Views: 1425
Last Post: 24/08/2013 at 01:15


Not mine  
Replies: 6    Views: 1150
Last Post: 12/08/2013 at 22:40


Lots of them! 
Replies: 12    Views: 1098
Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 09:03

Black gooseberries

Replies: 13    Views: 1723
Last Post: 22/08/2017 at 06:46

Morning Forkers query

How do I get to the end?! 
Replies: 5    Views: 1099
Last Post: 07/07/2013 at 15:29

unknown shrub

Replies: 1    Views: 985
Last Post: 05/07/2013 at 22:16

Elderflower cordial

Nows the season 
Replies: 10    Views: 2389
Last Post: 04/07/2013 at 08:09

What to plant

Hide dieback of snowflake foliage 
Replies: 4    Views: 1379
Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 21:33

Hello :)

Replies: 42    Views: 4568
Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 09:21
12 threads returned