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Need gardening Help (complete beginner)

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:49

I'll bump this up so one of the shrub experts can respond

Designing an outdoor eating/living space

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:46

You could opt for a more permanent form of roofing; Polycarbonate, or even glass supported on a metal structure. I don't think you would need planning permission for this, but it may be best to check. There is the option of an awning attached to the wall of the house, or the wonderful Australian idea of 'sails' which are attached to the house, long lasting and very stylish.

Indoor Seed Propagator

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:41

I have a £30 heated one I bought on-line last winter; no thermostat, but well worth it. It has 7 little trays with lids and a bit you can open once the seeds have sprouted, so the new plants don't cook. The brand is Garland.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:34

SweetP, that set looks great! ...and that garden has real potential; a couple I know moved on Wednesday and the whole of their garden is covered in thick brambles! You have a fairly blank sheet on which to work and I'm sure you will make it look lovely

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:26

Oh dear, a whole lot of pics and comments have vanished. May post them again tomorrow

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:25

Today, Nut plus friend, Dove plus partner and myself went to Castor Gardens near Peterborough. I believe it is about 6 acres, with a large wood with mature trees.

Here are some pics

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 The first flower bed, with masses of flowers (I think they have their NGS opening now as so many of their flowers are at their best)

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 I have always been slightly repelled by Echinaceas, but have recently changed my mind

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 A nice sedum(?) with dark leaves and there is a bee there somewhere

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 This looks like a strange version of Nectoscordium

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 They seem to love intense colour here

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 A glimpse of the veg and fruit

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 Definitely greenhouse envy

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 I love the elegance of their fruit and veg area

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 Ahh, the Ornamental Gourds

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 ...growing in this lovely airy gazebo

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 which Nut wants!

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:32

David Spikes, I agree about Box; to me it smells of Tom Cats, but no one else seems to be able to smell it

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:03

I heard this on Radio 3 today; a prim 1950's mother, when asked by her small daughter 'What is normal?' 'It's a setting on the washing machine'

Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:00

I have a white version, which flowers now when other flowers are about to give up the ghost. It is planted in poor soil next to a little conifer and has only spread about 6" in 3 years. But I'm keeping an eye on it

Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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Last Post: 04/08/2014 at 20:32

ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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