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Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 19:18

Thanks everyone for very good ideas/advice - my bulbs are here so I'd better make a decision and get cracking!

Bridget.

Advice Needed!

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 08:25

Hi Tootsietim, thanks for taking the time to reply. I thought of a raised bed because the area of the garden I want to use unfortunately has rubble underneath turf - only discovered recently! I thought I could perhaps use weed suppressant material, put new soil into a frame and grow something, or is this a daft idea?

Advice Needed!

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 18:41

Hi, I'm a novice gardener and would love some advice on raised beds - I'd rather buy one than make one but don't mind self-assembly! Overwhelmed by the choice and sizes and where to begin!!

New but Empty Greenhouse!

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 07:57

Thanks, I'll try the beans.

New but Empty Greenhouse!

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 20:07

Hi sotongeoff, no it isn't heated.

New but Empty Greenhouse!

Posted: 12/11/2012 at 17:14

Hi. I'm a novice gardener but managed to grow tomatoes in my new greenhouse this year. I'd love to grow something over-winter or seeds for planting out in spring - veg or flowers. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 12:54

Thanks both, good advice and I've seen the de-wit one.

eralc1968 wrote (see)

This one is nice and traditional looking although it only has one foot peg whereas I think the one Monty used (sighs...) had two!

http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/de-wit-tulip-bulb-planter/classid.2000009242/

 

Lokelani wrote (see)

We broke on, but the second was okay. It would have come from a garden centre. 

It dug really neat holes in the lawn, perfect for larger bulbs. I remember bending down all the time anyway to crumble the soil back in. I noticed Monty just popped the whole plug back in. Bulb foliage must be made of stronger stuff than I allowed for!

For clusters of smaller bulbs it was quicker to lift a flap of lawn up & tuck them all under, as they can have closer spacing & less depth.

Where the soil is looser in a flower bed & a lot of bulbs are going in, I find staying down & using a trowel much quicker. 

 

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 12:50

You're right gab, he did use two but I didn't want to complicate the issue by mentioning!

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 19:11

Thanks all, Gary I like to think I'll write but know I won't! I might write to Monty though!

 

 

 

 

Long-handled bulb planter

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 19:31

and I do know how to spell planter -

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Discussions started by Bridget Langham

Advice Needed!

Growing veg in a raised bed. 
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New but Empty Greenhouse!

Advice needed for a new gardener. 
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Long-handled bulb planter

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