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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


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

Any advice for rubbish lawn!

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:12

Tom, when did you plant the grass seed? Did you put in lots of twigs to stop the birds eating the seed? I won't ask if you watered it as it sounds like quite a damp area


Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:09

I cheated and bought a plant; it has been in the g/h for about a year and scarcely a week goes by when it does not provide flowers for the house. In a vase they last for about 2 weeks; what an amazing plant! I planted mine in a 10 inch (300 mm) pot in compost with sharp sand. The variety I have is Rhubarb and Custard.

Dwarf Bedding Plants

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:05

Wills, how tall is too tall? Also does your garden face South? and what is the soil like? Well cultivated? A pic of the area would help.

Ideas for a deep tray?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 19:00

kev van, what is it for? Here in the Fens I have seen something like this in a discount shop (not a chain store) it was dark green plastic.

Discussions started by artjak

Plant photos from French hols

Various intriguing things 
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What is this please?

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Master Composters need your support

Vote for us 
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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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Last Post: 20/10/2014 at 16:18

Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Last Post: 17/10/2014 at 22:48

Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Last Post: 03/10/2014 at 12:47

Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Last Post: 25/10/2014 at 20:20

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: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

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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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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