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Alice Tinker

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Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:02
Ooh ok I will have to take a pic tomorrow in the light. It's about up to my belly Pennine petal

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:32
We have discussed painting it with metal paint so that is an option Tilley, but I don't think I would have the patience to mosaic it as its huge! It's actually quite a nice shape...sort of oval.

Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:17
Good evening! I have a tall ugly metal container which I am wanting to plant up and give some height behind some shorter pots. I found it in my new garden and am skint so I'm determind to make use of it. My fianc??e wants to take it to the tip but I promised him I will make it look pretty.... So bearing this in mind I would like to know your favourite trailing plants to hide my containers' ugliness. Annual or perennial. Thanks!

Just moved into an old house... huge ANT nest in flower bed :)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:50
I have heard of a few ways too move them on. Planting mint (not sure if this will work for so many of them) and another way is to sprinkle pepper in and around their nest. I'm afraid they are hard to get rid of. We had loads of nests in our old garden but because it was a big garden I left them too it. I would do whatever you feel happy doing...I never used boiling water etc because it would have felt wrong but you sound as though you have a big infestation.

Is it still too cold

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 18:23
Hi everyone I have a bunch of seedlings which are still small and without their second leaves. My problem is that they seem to be growing too tall and spindly with some falling over. I'm guessing the light on my window sill isn't enough but I'm worried that putting them outside will kill them off. What do you think? I live in Dorset. In the past I have had a nice light conservatory but now I have moved house I'm trying to make do with what I have got. Thanks

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:43
What is the difference between top soil and compost?

How to build your own raised beds

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:41

Growing veg with little space

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:49
Those carrots are seriously cute!!

Some advice please

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 19:59
Oh thats good I will get on and sow them in that case, thanks for your help

Some advice please

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 18:59
Oh dear that didn't work!?! My question was this:

Has anyone sown scarlet flax, ladybird poppies or cornflowers in trays and then transplanted them? The instructions say to sow directly outside but I'm reluctant as I would like to give spare plants to my mum and also they will end up in pots eventually, not in flower beds. Any advice? Will they transplant badly?

Thanks, Alice
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Rosebay willow herb

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Mini pond

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Whitefly and aphid infestation

Advice needed 
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Root cutting 
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Ugly planter

Yucky pot needs hiding! 
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Last Post: 19/04/2013 at 22:41

Is it still too cold

Not enough light indoors for my seedlings... 
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Last Post: 17/04/2013 at 09:09

Some advice please

Cornflower, flax and ladybird poppies 
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climber for shady wall 
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