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Latest posts by Aliesh

Got some new Pots today guess how much?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:27

You make them sound like a bargain so i guess £ 20  and i do love cake 


Providing water for bees and insects

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:23

Hi love to help bees i grow lots of bee friendly flowers. Had odd bees already in the garden recently.

I have a plant saucer with just one stone in but i will now add more pebbles

How often should i change the water ?


Butterfly Release

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 17:05

that's amazing how lucky you are to have them spend the winter in your house !

i had a ladybird the other day when i was spring cleaning and giving my windows a good clean, think it came out of the window vent.

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 20:15

Thanks for the advice i will do that tomorrow.

potato problem

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:10

 I have a mole in my allotment and his favorite place to make all his tunnels is my potato bed ! 

I am not sure if this has caused blight or if my potatoes have gone like this because the roots are damaged.

Should i take all the foilage off and burn it ?

night scented stocks

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:40

Ah yes i think i perhaps got mine from Sarah Raven also

i would recomend staking them as they tend to flop over.

night scented stocks

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:24

I have a wonderfull stock named pillow talk it's white and has the most amazind scent

it's not a night scented one but the scent stays day and night. I have had many people comment on how lovely it is.

I think i grew it from seed last year and it flowered this spring, i deadheaded after flowering and it has just flowered again.

I need to propagate this plant not sure if i should keep some seeds or try cuttings any advice please ?

Tatton Flower Show

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 08:09

I went to Chelsea 2 years ago, it was amazing  very different from Tatton

At Chelsea all the gardens are together, the main show gardens are on one avenue and the artisan gardens are also together, then the stalls are seperate but there are not realy any plants to buy there,

I realy enjoyed Chelsea the gardens were fab and they all had leaflets were you could send for the plants they used.

If you are wanting to buy plants Tatton have plenty but like i said earlier some are a little over priced. I took photos of the plants i liked ( they are all labeled ) i have ordered some alliums i saw there that were covered in bees i have got 40 for £3.95 from Sarah Raven, i think they were 15 for £5.00 from the stall at Tatton.

I have not been to any other shows.but would love to go to Harrogate.

Tatton Flower Show

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 11:04

Went to Tatton yesterday with my partner,( big mistake going with him as he has no interest in gardening.) I was a little dissapointed as there didn't seem to be that many show gardens. They were dotted about the show ground among loads of stalls selling everything  you can think of to go in the garden, many far too expensive for the average gardener !  I enjoyed the floral tent and bought some seeds, there was a nice primula i liked but it was £6, for 1 plant ! Who else has been and what did you think?

seeds in compost

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 08:44

I must admit i don't turn my compost enough.

At the moment i am using a plastic bin that i was given and it's difficult to turn in there. Yes i think i should have let the seeds germinate first before sowing the lettuce i did sow in straight lines but  there were so many seedlings i couldn't tell which were the lettuce.

I have cleared them all now and will sow again, thanks for all your advice 

Discussions started by Aliesh


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butterfly food plants

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yellow flowered 
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stock can i propagate ?

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potato problem

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Tatton Flower Show

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seedling id

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seeds in compost

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plant id

help needed please 
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for bird house 
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lots of tiny frogs

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unknown tree

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