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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:37

I'm sorry Verdun, you will miss her, but at least to die in her sleep is the best way to go. You were a lovely son and she would have known that and been comforted when it was hard. xx

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 10:29

My GH is aluminium and polycarbonate.

Greenhouse cleaning

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:21

Is it glass or polycarbonate? I asked that question some time ago and was told not to use Jeyes fluid on polycarbonate, which is what I have. So I use washing up liquid. For the outside I use a spongy floor mop for the roof.

new to gardening

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:18

I meant to mention that you could grow some climbers, like clematis, or a rose, up the fence.


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:13

Oh the pink thing has gone!!


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:13

Oh dear, wanted to use a clapping hands smiley from a smiley website, couldn't make it work, found another site got "eureka", but it's written a comment in pink under it.

Help, Dove, you've used these here, how do they work? Please.


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:10

Well done RB


new to gardening

Posted: 25/01/2015 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: 25/01/2015 at 18:03

Frank, have you had a look at this thread? http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/plant-sales-for-school-fundraising/593962.html    

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: 25/01/2015 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.

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