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Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 14:11

Rosie, that is truely dreadful. There is so much work involved here.

A quick visit to Kew

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:30

Fluffy, I was there too, should have posted that I was going.

I've got a thread going with pics.

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:25

You could put a plastic trough on an outside window sill, but be sure to have wire going around it attached to eyelets in the wall each side so that it does not fall on anyone. The easiest way then is to simply place pots of herbs in there, either grown from seed or bought from a Plant Nursery or supermarket. With these, you will need to pot them on to bigger pots with the addition of further potting compost.

Parsley is great to freshen the breath after eating garlic. You could easily grow mint, and make mint tea or just munch on a leaf. There are very many different kinds of mint, from pineapple mint to spearmint. Good luck with it

The first one I've seen this year - 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:15

Loads of Hawthorn around here, it just makes me smile.

Nut can we see pics of Newts?

Panda, that is early

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:10

philippa, what did you do with all these branches, firewood or hire a skip? And aren't you a star

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:36


sorry looking rose.

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:29

Dove is spot on, and I would do it now. Apparently the Romans used to prune roses quite late to make them flower later.


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:27

Dave, you will have a fare bit of hard work, but it is do-able.

First pick up and dispose of all the rubbish, mend the fences.

I would then spray with glyphosate (not sure about spelling) following the instructions exactly on the container. You will need to work out which size container to get.

Once you've done that, take more pics (they can be uploaded direct from a computer - press tree icon) then we can tell you the next move

Good luck with it.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:19

gardenj I was potting on tiny germinated things for flooded gardens on Thursday; I've never grown in much quantity before, so it became quite a production line.

I don't have spare seeds at the moment, but may have once this current planting binge is over.

Since joining GW forum,I have been overwhelmed with all the support & advise

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 12:15

Hostafan, I couldn't have put it more clearly myself

And as for parties... I've made gooseberry cake with cardamom cream icing. It's weird but spookily wonderful.

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plant I.D. please

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