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Ashleigh 2

Latest posts by Ashleigh 2

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:42

I have always assumed my soil was acidic because I have a thriving Camelia and can't keep Dianthus alive, also we have removed about 5 huge conifers and I've heard they make the soil acidic. Last spring I did a soil test and it came out at 6.5, I was surprised and did the same test on a bag of ericaceous  compost which also came out as 6.5 does that mean the test was faulty? (or the compost) Can anyone recommend one that is reliable and doesn't cost the earth?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 19:28

Thank you David

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:22

Ebay is cheaper for seeds 


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 11:26

Jealous! especially Generous Gardener

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 11:24

Hi David, the weather here is lovely at the moment 13c day 6c at night but predicted to drop next week to 7c day and -2 night. I'm itching to direct sow some sweet peas , is it too early?

Camera Corner

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 11:05

Beautiful orchids and snow scenes Tracey

Miserable Gypsophilla

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 23:49

So you think the one in the border might still be alive Artjak?


Posted: 12/03/2014 at 19:01

Beautiful photo's Lyn, lovely to see beds with so much colour, we had a big garden when we were kids and played all the time on the grass, My Dad was always pottering around but I never took much notice and took all the beautiful flowers for granted, wish I'd got interested sooner, he could have taught me so much but he's not well enough now. One year he grew sweet peas and I can remember spending ages just staring at them, they were the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. 

Miserable Gypsophilla

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 18:49

Thanks  Dave

Seedling help needed

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 15:56

Hi Wendy, I have Cosmos seedlings that look exactly like yours and am also wondering if I should pot them on but I wouldn't worry about the toadflax, different seeds germinate at different rates

Discussions started by Ashleigh 2

Pondless toads

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Colchicum autumnale from seed

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Moving Narcissus

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Is this earwigs?

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Lots of questions

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Miserable Gypsophilla

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Plant/weed ID

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Another plant id

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Sowing bedding pansies

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Raising soil level

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Annual poppies

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name that weed

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Under planting with snowdrops

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Is it Lythrum is it a bog plant?

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