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Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 13:35

I love the old Belfast sinks, I have a nice big one in the kitchen, but I do like a proper sink mind. In our old house we had one in the garden, not for plants, but as a little wildlife pond.
Sweetpea, maybe decide what you would really pay for it, and then use figure as your limit and then let e-bay do the automatic bidding thingy on your behalf.  Especially if the sellers are only round the corner, seems like its providence that it should be yours.


Which tree?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:53

Woodlice are our friends.


Hardy Annuals

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:57

Just had a thought, what about aquilegia sown direct?

They always seem to do exceptionally well in my garden, I actually thought they were a weed until recently. 


Hardy Annuals

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:28

Thanks hollie hock sounds like a lovely combination, unfortunately I won't really have the room for any more pots.  

Thanks Victoria, that's exactly what I'm after, no maintenance.  I want to sow in small section, and then completely ignore. Only because I'm so hot on the weeding, that I end up weeding out everything I've sown. I like the sound of white cornflowers, and candytuft is always a sure bet.  I've not heard of clarkia so off to have a look at those now.  


Hardy Annuals

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 19:05

Hello, just wondering what would be best to sow direct this autumn. I'm really pleased with Nigella (love in mist) this summer so will have a go with them, but wanted a few other suggestions. 

What are your favourites? 

When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:39

"When a flower appeared it dawned on me... " 

LoLoL... Fairy, absolutely crying with laughter.  

Well done you for untangling and getting them into pots.
If it was me, I think I might try to blag it, something about.. experiment... seasonal change... blah...micro climates.. blah de blah, blah.  
After a few minutes of listening to my old pants I'm sure their eyes would glaze over.       

When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:42


When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:29

Thanks for the advice, Nut, Obelixx and Fairy.  I've now planted all my bulbs and did notice the roots on a couple of bulbs that I accidentally dug up in the process.   I kept back all the tulips, but half of them are dwarf so probably best to plant them sooner rather than later. 

I didn't soak any of them but the soil was quite damp, so hopefully they will be alright.  Might give them a water just in case. 

Shame about your anemones Fairy, don't worry you're not alone - I've just found a couple of bags of hyacinths on top of the tumble dryer.   

When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 14:27

That's great news, thanks Nutcutlet. How long should I hold off for the tulips? 


When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 13:03

I've never liked bulbs hanging around, so I would normally plant them as I get them.
But what about Allium and Dwarf Irises?
Also with a possible Indian Summer on its way would it be wise to delay putting all bulbs out for a little while? 

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Hardy Annuals

Favourites for autumn direct sowing.  
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Two plants that I need IDing.

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What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

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Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

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Lupins, can I move them now?

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How do you take cuttings from plants?

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Can I grow a Clematis alongside a Virginia Creeper?

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Pumpkin Magic

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Duh! I bought the wrong Clematis for a container to train up a pergola.

What would best climber for a pot?  
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Help! What can I do? My crocosmias have been traumatised!

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Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

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ID of this perennial

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Peas have gone Pete Tong!

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Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

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