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Latest posts by break23

What has happened???

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:14

Hi blackest, I endorse everything you have said.

Non Support of Poor Companies

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 16:37

I think macks-boy has been treated very badly both by some people on this site, who have been so pratonising,  and certainly by T&M.  macks-boy has spent money in good faith and still not received goods in return.  That would make me angry also.


Posted: 29/03/2013 at 11:49

I thought I had found a bargain in Morrisons last year with trays of really cheap trailing geraniums.  However, inspite of being in the greenhouse, they never grew and when I inspected them they were just cuttings with no roots.  Coupled with the dreadful summer they never did grow more than 3/4 inches so were a waste of money.  Recently a friend told me about the dahlia tubers there and, forever in search of a bargain, I made a trip to buy some and they are progressing well.   

Is it worth having a garden professionally designed?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 15:57

Thank you sotongeoff for pointing that 'touting for business' post.  If I had the money I would definitely have my garden redesigned but certainly not in the way those pictures show with all that hard structured landscaping.  Looks like electricians and builders did more than a gardener.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 12:24

Hi LeadFarmer, I'm interested to know what the large plant is in your original group of pictures - No, 6, in an oblong green container.  Is it a grass with a climber behind or just one plant?  Also what direction is it facing?  Lovely pictures of your garden, you must be very proud to achieve such lovely results.


Posted: 08/03/2013 at 17:01

Hi paddy, the drawback about putting a question into the search box (cloggerhead) is that it eliminates the new people to the site  who also have knowledge of the problem and have not yet had the opportunity to comment on it.  By all means use the search box but also 'pick the brains' of other wonderful new knowledgeable contributors.  I am definitely not putting myself in the last sentence as I am relatively new to gardening but have learnt more from this site than I ever thought possible.  My problem is that it is completely addictive and the ironing piles up!

help needed with identification

Posted: 19/02/2013 at 17:42

I love the sign about unattended children - thank you.

help needed with identification

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 19:46

good evening ThaiGer, many thanks for all that extra information.  I started taking cuttings a couple of years ago but am now enjoying experimenting with seeds.  Only time will tell if I have been any good at it.  However, in a couple of weeks we are having a massive conifer hedge removed so am keen to get as many climbing plants in the ground as possible.  The verge outside the garden also belongs to us so I will be planting both inside and outside the fence.  Should be fun and I'm hoping for a brilliant summer.

help needed with identification

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 12:17

Hi ThaiGer, apologies but missed your reply to this thread.  Anyway, now want to say that tiny little shoots are appearing from the seeds I soaked for 24 hours before planting.  Nothing yet from those I kept in the fridge before planting.

passion flower

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 17:27

Many thanks for that useful information sotongeoff.  Who knows, I may well get involved with the seed swapping members at a later date when I have more time and know more about what I'm trying to do with my garden.

Discussions started by break23

oriental poppies

propagating oriental poppies 
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will it grow in pots 
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flower or weed?

identification please 
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industrial use of greenfield site

Bioaerosols released into village 
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when is best time to do this? 
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dehead or leave

peonie and iris 
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identification please

iris type leaves with cream flowers 
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what did I buy?

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black bamboo

which type of container 
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First new year resolution for 2014

it's happened again 
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help needed with identification

seed heads 
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climbing plants

evergreen clematis in pot 
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when to move from pot to soil 
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can deer be deterred? 
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bird food 
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