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new to gardening

Posted: Today at 18:14

I would enlarge the beds to start with, and dig in some compost. If some of it is in shade and you want colour even in winter then you could try some heucheras. They come with leaves in a variety of colours.

Do you prefer perennials or annuals? I would plant a basic mix of perennials with the odd shrub (which you already have) interplanted with some half-hardy annuals as annuals flower all summer long and come in some lovely colours. Violas and winter pansies extend the season to very early spring. Bulbs, such as tulips and daffodils provide early colour, but too late now. Dahlias are great for bright splashes of colour in summer and autumn. 

What sells well at charity plant sales?

Posted: Today at 18:03

Frank, have you had a look at this thread?    

As I said there, I've run charity plant sales, a lot depends on the time of year. If it's May, then I've found summer bedding plants sell best. I usually do some tomatoes and courgettes, but they don't sell so well.


Posted: Today at 17:30

Lovely duck pic, but I have to turn the laptop upside down. Just gets bigger when I click on it. Yviestevie, what are you using?

SG Lily, I only use the tumble dryer for sheets and towels and find that really useful. Don't want to risk clothes shrinking.


Posted: Today at 12:16

Sunny and blue sky here, but was white with frost and -5° this morning.

Lost an earring , wish it had been down the side of the sofa, only found a few tissues, probably OH's, he never shoves them far enough into his pockets!

It's my birthday

Posted: Today at 00:17


Hello. I'm new!

Posted: Today at 00:08

Hello Pammy Wammy, such a pretty garden.


Posted: Yesterday at 23:55

DD, happy birthday! But it's now Sunday in France. I have "The Secret Keeper" by Kate Norton, you can have it so strike it off the list.

Back from the party, loads to eat and drink, people we knew there and some new ones to chat to as well. But was -3° on the way home with patches of ice, we followed a salting and gritting lorry some of the way home. OH was good and didn't drink.


Posted: Yesterday at 16:02

Hello all, busy day, must feed horses then get changed for birthday party tonight an hour's drive away. We are an hour ahead of you. Hope the roads aren't icy. Sorry can't stay.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 23:08

Wonderful news Matty.  xxx

Thank you for letting us know how it went Lily P. Was thinking of you today (( ))

Damp Shady Area

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 23:00

I have heucheras with different coloured leaves in pots in shade, they are evergreen (or ever gold or dark red!)

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