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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

Something eating leaves on our plum trees

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 17:12

Thank you , my question answered too!

Magnolia never flowers

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:53

Hello , a dose of potash in the autumn should help.

vinegar on weeds

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 20:44

I willl certainly  try this out Thank you I have sprinkled salt into  the centre of dandelions This works providing it has a chance to work prior to rain.

Last year I spent much time in hospital and more due shortly, prior to going into hospital I had control of ground elder. It is now there in quantity, any ideas for clearing it would be welcome Prior to this I concentrated in digging but this will not be an option for some time. I have tried roundup but did not find this very helpfulThank you for your help

Winter pansies

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 21:38

No its  not too late. Why not give your local garden centre a ring to see  if they have had more delivered.Many supermarkets often sell them, well worth a look Violas  can offer an attractive alternative     Good luck      

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