Ashleigh 2

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Posted: 02/04/2014 at 12:35

Sorry to hear about your back Puncdoc it's frustrating to be miss the good weather, I had a migraine yesterday afternoon, gutted. Bit fragile today so a little bit of seed sowing and a lot of looking, wishing you a speedy recovery 

Which? Compost reviews

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:48

Verve was awful last year, wood and twigs and roots, I bought some this year because I needed loads and it was cheap, 375 litres for under £18 and was pleased to find it was really good, maybe they had a lot of complaints and improved it?

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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:28

This was broadcast again sometime in the seventies when I was a kid, I missed the bit when they said it was an April fools joke and believed spaghetti grew on trees for about two years! 

Colchicum autumnale from seed

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:19

Thank you Berghill, how deep do I need to sow them? Lovely photo Edd

Colchicum autumnale from seed

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 10:59

Hi all, I have some Colchicum autumnale seeds and no idea what to do with them. Should I sow them now? If so how ( I haven't got a greenhouse but have got a coldframe) any advice appreciated.

Clematis advice

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 10:53

Hi Lottie, Crystal Fountain is a group 2 Clematis so shouldn't be pruned until after it flowers and then only lightly or to keep it in bounds. If it's very tangled you can sort it out when it's dormant usually Jan/Feb ( it may be too late to do it this year if it's already put on a lot of growth  but if it's just budding you can) carefully working from the top of each stem cut off all the dead leaves which will enable you to untangle them from each other, do one stem at a time and lay the stems out on the ground as you go. When they are all separated tie them in to their support as you want, try and leave a four to five inch gap between each stem so they won't wrap themselves around each other quite so much, you can fan them out so you get a larger flowering area and they are flatter to the trellis, which looks much tidier. Laying the bottom ones almost horizontal also gives you flowers from top to bottom.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 23:33

Beautiful Matt, so much colour, what are the intense blue ones? Is the white daff Thalia? 


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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 01:18

We had some work done in our house and the builder sent his apprentice to get a skirting board ladder and a can of dehydrated water. 

tulip bulbs

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 18:04

Sarah Raven says if you plant tulips really deep, 30cm deep on a 5cm base of grit they are more likely to come back year after year as they are less likely to try to reproduce. I might give that a try for next year, I'm not overly keen on species tulips.

Hostas in general White Feather Hosta in particular

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 09:26

Thanks Verdun, my Hosta wish list is, Secret Ambition, Remember Me and Glamour.

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