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Poppies - where do they do best?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:22

Hello Thomas Wilkinson 2, When you move just take a few poppy seed heads with you, they will soon get to work What a lovely colour that one is by the way

victoria plums have a clear jelly like sap coming from the fruit

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:10

Hello georgiesunflower. I don't know if this would work, but have you tried layering ?

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:05

Hello Edd, you are just the sort of neighbour we could all do with, well done A*****

Being disabled does not mean incapable

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 20:57

I too garden from a chairand have had much spinal and leg surgery with more to come in 8 days. My husband is 81, a non gardener but willing helper. I am only able to work for a short time ata stretch. I have many pots and rely on dense planting and the use of groundcover. We have a patio which could be extended should we wish. Some of our beds are slightly raised. I like light weight tools, especially useful is my hoe Should I need to gather weeds I use my pick-up stick.Sometimes it is a struggle to make the effort but I always feel better for itI also get pleasure from forums and magazines tooas I am sure you do, so good luck Chris

i'm new here...

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:49

Hello and welcome Irishgardener, The idea that Chris 25 writes on is excellent. Now in my 70s I still remember going with my Mum and younger brother to choose a packet of flower seeds each from one of those lovely old seed merchants we used to have. .I chose zinnia while my brother had a packet of nasturtiums I did get some flowers but needless to say not as many as my brother! We soon progressed to a small garden each and grew a variety of things

Percy Thrower quote

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 17:04

Just thought I wonder if it was the wonderful Fred Streeter?   We have had some wonderful gardenersto help us, then of course there was Bill Sowerbutts

Percy Thrower quote

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 17:02

I wonder if this came from Fred Loades  or one of the others on Gardeners Question time

Sewing seeds

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 09:55

Plant and enjoy, I'm sure they will soon catch up and you will have many blooms. At the end of the season why not allow some of them to drop their seeds----an autumn sowing.!

Aquilegia shapes

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:33

Disability, surgery due next weekend ,prevents me seeing my garden as much as I would wish, however I managed a push round last week and was amazed at the height of my aquilegias, most were double their normal height,. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this happening this year?

Cowslip dying?

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:21

A friend , who is a keen gardener, visited the the other day. One of the first questions she asked was if I had any cowslips surviving. She in previous years had many , this year there is no sign of any healthy growth. I am more fortunate as a few of my plants have survived although there is mush where others were. We live in the north of England, normally members of the primrose family do well so perhaps it will be 'one of those years' we will be recalling in future

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