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Posted: 04/03/2015 at 21:27

I've never had much luck with clematis.  Can I ask if you all pinch out your clematis and, if so, when?  Any tips would be great.  Thanks.

You know spring is on its way when....

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:41

Thanks for the summary Sand.  There's just about enough there to keep us going.

Old Compos

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 12:16

Thanks everyone.  I shall feed my compost bins and cover my borders with confidence

Old Compos

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 10:24

what do you all do with your old compost?  Is it okay to put it in the compost heap?  I always worry about passing on diseases to other plants.  

You know spring is on its way when....

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 09:14

Oh puleeeze!  I really hope you're jesting.  It's not 1st April yet

You know spring is on its way when....

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 08:47

Can we start a campaign to have an 1-hour long GW?  30 minutes just isn't long enough.  No sooner do I sit down with my glass of red or my G&T than it's over ... And another week to wait.  Any other gardening programmes starting soon?

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 07:12

excited to report my chillis came up, but only 4 out of 24 seeds Sown.  I've sown a few more last weekend.  Also sown last weekend cucumbers, 4 varieties of tomatoes, bell peppers, aubergines, sweet peas, broad beans, peas and marrow fats.  Pots and Propagators everywhere.  What is everyone sowing this weekend?


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 07:54

You could try some companion planting.  I had success last year by planting my carrots between rows of onions.  the little b.....s don't like the onions.

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 10/02/2015 at 06:50

should my chillies sown over 3 weeks ago in a heated propagator have germinated by now?  Cup and saucer sown at the same time doing fine but nothing from the chillies yet

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Posted: 08/02/2015 at 09:06

Morning all, I have been holding back and not sowing any seeds yet (apart from cup and saucer, and chillies which I've owned up to cos they need a long season).  Is it time?  can we safely start anything off under cover?  I might have to start today.  Are a few early sweet peas okay?  anyone been brave and started already? 

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Discussions started by Ashdale


Pinch out clematis 
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Last Post: 04/03/2015 at 23:05

Old Compos

What do folks do with old compost? 
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Last Post: 28/02/2015 at 12:23

Seed Sowing Time Yet?

Still holding back but weakening 
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Last Post: 03/03/2015 at 16:53

Cobaea Scandens

They've germinated. What next? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 16:14

Big Allotment Challenge

Who Will Win? 
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Last Post: 07/02/2015 at 18:49

Nest Box Camera

Has anyone bought one? 
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Last Post: 07/02/2015 at 00:55

Greenhouse cleaning

What do people use 
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Last Post: 20/02/2015 at 17:44

Apricots and Figs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/01/2015 at 13:22

Roses Help Needed

Pruning advice 
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Last Post: 11/01/2015 at 14:10

Monty Don Tour

Anyone going? 
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Last Post: 24/01/2015 at 13:19

Fruit advice needed

Loganberries and ray berries 
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Help my wineberry

My wineberry seems to be dying 
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Last Post: 04/06/2014 at 06:17


Cultivating a wild patch 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 14:38

Strawberry leaves

Do I remove some strawberry leaves? 
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