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I need your advise, thanks

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:34

welcome vicki 66 That's a good idea about the marigolds.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 18:29

Clarington; I have Flossie -Flo; my bodyguard and general policewoman for the street! O.K., her legs are only 4" long but she scares the s...t out of most people. (she's a tiny Jack Russell who thinks she's a Dobermann)

I'm sure that if I put up a BIG sign saying what the money goes to that it will encourage people to buy.

But hopefully, a lot of the plants will actually go to the Somerset levels this year. A lot can happen in the next few months; let's hope it is all good.

I need your advise, thanks

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:53

Hi Jameslu. I think most people use petunias, trailing geraniums and lobelia, ivy etc. You can also grow Tumbling Tom Tomatoes (either red or yellow varieties). Do these baskets have any drainage holes?

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:45

The seeds that have germinated include; varieties of peppers, aubergines, celeriac, sweet peas and basil. The Lisianthus that I'm growing for the first time this year may be just about to do it's thing. It's all such a wonderful adventure each spring.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:36

It is just brilliant that so many people are thinking about this really awful situation.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 13:34

Clarington, I have made a rough list of things in my garden I could try to take cuttings from;

Bay, sage, prostrate form of Rosemary, French Lavender, Cotton Lavender (artemisia) marjoram, oregano, thyme, berberis (?) hebes, viburnham, winter flowering jasmine etc. I am sure some of them may be impossible to grow from cuttings, but we shall see. My other idea is; if the gardens/greenhouses are not ready for hot house veg this summer, I can always sell plants at my front gate to enable me to send cash for the flooded gardens

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 14:54

Almost cake - time bump

Carrots and turnips

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:06

I always grow carrots in 4 very large plastic pots; just harvested the last ones 2 weeks ago. The height of the pots mean that carrot root fly don't get to them plus I only use spent tomato compost mixed with sharp sand, so no large stones.

A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 15:02

Vinca do very well in shady areas


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 14:59

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