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What does this mean?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:24

Thanks so much Edd, Mark and Blairs.  I guess this is where practical gardening experience always beats book/internet research.  I'll get there    These sweet peas only grow about 10" high so I'm hoping they'll make a lovely scented display on the verandah outside our side door in big deep planter troughs. 

What does this mean?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 17:00

Sorry to be so thick but what exactly does 6 premium plugs (30 plants) mean?  They're sweet pea bounce.  Are they 6 plants or 30 plants and how far apart do I plant each plug or plant? 

Regular contributers.

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 21:47

Well I think everyone has got the right balance ... for themselves.  Some post very regularly, some regularly, some infrequently and others very infrequently.  I'd say I was an infrequent poster but a very regular visitor to the forum.  I've learned loads and I too love the fact that if I've got a problem with my garden or there is something that I don't understand, I can guarantee I'll get answers almost immediately.  Long may the forum continue just as it is

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 03:38

Thanks Edd.  Love the photos. 

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 18:53

thanks.  I like the idea of painting the fence white ... or maybe it should be yellow!!!

Cornus alba 'Sibirica'

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 13:27

Has anyone managed to grow Cornus alba 'Sibirica' in a north facing position?  It would have a fence behind it, which would allow a small amount of south facing sun to get through. 


Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:08

Hi Martyn.  I've often wondered if there are any fellow Manxies on this forum.

I've got quite a few daffodils poking through - but I covered them in compost and told them to come back nearer the time!  Not sure if this was right or wrong, but that's what I did.

Are sternbergias normally a problem?  I planted some bulbs in mid September and all I have are lots of green leaves.  No flowers.  Do they take a year or so to settle?



Lifting Dahlias

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 20:10

Wow, I admire your commitment Hostafan.  As much as I love gardening, I'm always aiming for easy maintenance, hence my comments above.  I have a feeling that I may have a different attitude after I get through my first hard winter though. It was easy last year with no Mr Frost visiting.  All a very nice learning curve though

Wild Garlic

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 15:21

I feel your pain Tracey.  So annoying when you have to do something all over again when you thought you had it sorted.  Yep, keep digging ... you're not on your own

University Project

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 02:36


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