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triangle garden design

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:03

Welcome Mark Blue flowers; for this time of the year, for-get-me-nots, I pull them out as they finish flowering so they don't leave too many seeds for next year. Plus blue anemones, Lithodora Diffusa Blue, Camassia Blue. Can't take pics for you as it is raining hard at the moment. Soon there will be tall spires of blue Delphiniums, cut off the flowering spike as it finishes blooming and you will get a second flowering late summer. Hope this helps.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:36

morning bump

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:35

Is it possible to

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:55

I grew one in London, can't say that the grapes were edible. I would research a nursery that supplies them and ask them. It would have to be on a South facing wall I think. As a child we grew black grapes in a large conservatory and they were delicious. I now grow an apricot in my lean-to green house to avoid the frosts getting to the new fruit as they set quite early in the year. This year for the first time I should get at least a large fruit bowl of them

Plants for a damp shaded area

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:51

Sizeyuk1, I grow the wild garlic in holes in a membrane and covered in pea shingle so it doesn't spread; also Vinca, white and blue/purple. Foxgloves, forget-me-nots (I pull them up as they finish flowering - enough seeds have dropped by then for next year and compost the rest)

Just waiting.......

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:46

Victoria, will you show us pics of the Buddlea hedge when it all happens please?

I'm waiting for mid-May when I take all these pots down to Somerset for the flooded gardens appeal and reclaim the terrace

What magazines/books do you read AND actually use

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:43

A lovely client gave me Nigel Slater's 2 volume 'Tender' which talks about growing and cooking fruit and veg; brilliant, though I do find his manner slightly odd on television. 'How does your garden grow' by Chris Beardshaw.

I didn't know at the time that C. Beardshaw was a t.v. person; but it hasn't turned me against his book

Pallets

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:35

Garden girl; everyone should have a jig saw; mine is a Bosch and has been useful for about the last 15 or 20 years. The power tool I really love is my hammer action drill; 42 years old and still drilling away

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:32

Rosie, have a lovely weekend; you have certainly earned it

That is such good news about plants going to where they are needed.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 21:30

Nut and whoever the plants were handed on to and Rosie how brilliant

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Gariguettes Strawberry

Has anyone grown them? 
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Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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