Carol Ann

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Strawberry pot

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 22:47

Thanks everyone for your replies today. I've come to the conclusion that these pots aren't really all that good for strawberries so I think I'll put some herbs or maybe aubretia as "Fairygirl" suggested.  Thanks again.

Strawberry pot

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 11:49

I have a conventional strawberry pot - "like a chimney with holes in!" I have had no success whatsoever with strawberrys over the years. I dont seem to manage to plant them in properly and when I water them the water just pours out of the holes taking all the soil with it. I'd like some tips on how to manage please.  Also, is there another plant/plants I could grow in that type of pot? Thank you.

Patio Roses in Containers

Posted: 27/08/2015 at 14:51

Hven't got my second container rose yet but the first one (Precious love) is flowering beautifully.

Rose Trees

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 23:35

Thank you Garden Lily and Dave.  Lots of information for me.  Much appreciated.

Rose Trees

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:52

I want to get two standard rose trees in memory of my late husband. One I have already bought ("Precious" Love") and I am looking for another suitably named. The thing is, I have no idea of how to look after them, I have been told they can be moved around but not sure if they will need putting into another container. Also how should they be looked after generally.  The one I have, already has three more buds on which I believe is the second flowering. Can anyone give me some information on how I should care for them?  Many thanks.

PS: This is the second time of asking. I think the other post has got lost, or I'm not doing it right

Water Feature

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 11:56

Thanks everyone, some good tips there. Love the adjectives "flicky and pingy" as that's exatly what it's like. (good title for a comedy duo ) I'm thinking it'll be down to good old elbow grease in the end - thanks again for all the tips.

Water Feature

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 09:18

I removed an old, unused "Lion Type" resin water feature from the wall. As well as the slugs and snails and slime it had accumulated over the past few years, in the back remained what  can only describe as a thick watery sludge which stinks to high heaven.  I know in the past my son used to hose it down with a fast jet of water, but I don't fancy doing that.  I was going to throw it out but I 'm sure it could look very pretty and usable again. Can anyone help with suggestion for cleaning. The cleaning I will be able to cope with - it's just that sickeninng smell!   Thanks everyone.


Posted: 18/11/2013 at 14:51

I too am thinking about planting some herbs. I have a tiny bit of parsley in a pot outside which I am going to put in the greenhouse over winter to see if I can save it and I am going to buy some herb seeds this week if I can get them and plant them in pots in the newly bubble wrapped greenhouse! 

PS Just heard the weather forecast for  tonight and it's FROST! (haven't even got the seeds yet!) Oh well only to be expected.


Posted: 16/11/2013 at 01:18

Thank you for your reply Lyn.  Going out tomorrow to garden centre to look for fittings.  I  think I know which ones you mean. Have to get moving before the frosts set in.  Thanks again.


Posted: 15/11/2013 at 01:09

Have got some bubble wrap for my greenhouse.  Firstly,  how do I make it stick on? Secondly, How much of it should I insulate - All or just sides.I would be grateful for any tips.  Many thanks.

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