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February in Your Garden

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 15:02

Discodave, I think that if hellebores were in vibrant, bright colours they would look too garish at this time of the year when the light is so subdued.

Some of the photos above are truely stunning. I only have the white version of them, but I might have to consider the more unusual ones.

vegetables and horse manure

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 09:17

clogerhead is right, if you live near a stables you can find out about the fields where the horses have fed to avoid this problem.

vegetables and horse manure

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:30

I add a bit of horse manure to the compost bins.

What can I grow in a greenhouse...

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 21:29

Last year was my first year with a proper greenhouse (not a plastic one that I had to lash to the concrete fence posts with rope!). I grew cucumbers, greenhouse toms, aubergines and peppers. I have over wintered my little bay as have lost bays 2 years running out of doors. And have an apricot ready to do in a fan shape on the back wall - it is a lean-to greenhouse. I too grew basil and coriander, also strawberries.Aubergines were a grafted type, expensive but worth it.

Veg Growing Plan

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 18:35

Hello Brycey D. You may have problems with the garlic not separating onto cloves, but they are still edible

I have never grown parsnips, but I grow carrots in the large plastic (tarpaulin type) containers from Marshalls. I think they are 3 for about 11/12 £.

Good luck!

February in Your Garden

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:29

Was down in Bedfordshire today and saw a starling, first one for over a year!

How do you go about crossing Hellebores?

Really need some help, badly!!!!

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 18:25

I am so proud to belong to a forum where the people are so supportive

I wish hawk and rose that everything gets restored to you.

New deliveries

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 19:01

Had to pull up the Autumn planted Broad Beans today; first time ever that they have not survived the winter and it's only in the last week or so that they have succumbed to frost. The Cavolo Nero is looking good though, will start cutting leaves from that tomorrow.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 18:57

I agree, us gardeners are such a happy lot! The smallest bud at this time of year gives so much pleasure. Welcome newbee flowergirl and happy gardening.


Posted: 16/02/2013 at 18:51

How about an evergreen honeysuckle or 'Mermaid(?)' a semi evergreen rose, so you don't have to look at a collection of dead twigs for 5 months of the year? Or one of the evergreen clematis

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