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Posted: Yesterday at 16:58

Get them from Parkers instead


Planting Allium Bulbs

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:57

Don't the plants find their way to the top of the soil however you plant them?  Maybe they just take a little longer?  I'm not sure how accurate my planting is, but the bulbs always seem to grow.  Surely the shoots will make their way to the light?  Just a thought ...

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:48

My white osteopermums are still flowering well.

Asters.To split or not

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:25

I think they can be split every 3 years to keep them flowering well and early Spring is probably the best time to do it. 

Project survey

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 20:31

Done.  It looks interesting.

Coreopsis Limerock Ruby

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:42

so the thread has suddenly got happier.

Coreopsis Limerock Ruby

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 20:17

Reading this thread with interest and will be interested to hear from Mrs G too.  Makes grim reading for someone who's purchased 9 of these plants and put them in clay soil  


Garden Vac

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 09:21

Hi Tracey.  I've got a Flymo scirocco.  To be honest though, I don't use it very much.  I find that by the time I've sorted out extensions for the lead, in order to reach most areas in our garden, I could have had a rake out, gathered and disposed of the leaves.  The gathering bag is fine but the seal on mine seems to have slipped so I get a spray of dust while I'm using it.  The hoover itself works fine, when it's not clogged up.  Actually, the best use I found for it was hoovering up my begonia bed, when the massive flowers dropped off - and the bed is close to the mains so it was easy.  I may give it another go this year, but it's not something I particularly find helpful or enjoy using. 

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 13:43

Dinner plate dahlias have been stunning, potentilla flowers have been nice and so pleased to now have hostas.  Not very impressed with my coreopsis, although it did flower eventually.  It was too outgrown and messy for me although having started off as preferring very strict and manicured beds, I can now see the beauty in the cottage type flowers ... I think there will be another chunk of lawn being lost to flowers next year to make way.  I've fallen in love with agapanthus and cosmos too.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 10:42

SweetPea93 sorry, I didn't see your post from a while back.  Yes, I live on the Isle of Man.

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Discussions started by CharleyD

Cherry Laurel hedging

How do I get Cherry Laurel to flower and produce berries? 
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Growing other plants through clump forming plants

What can I grow? 
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Gap in my clay border

What can I put in it? 
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Will they flower this summer 
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Spring primrose

Still flowering well! 
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Clematis - Duchess of Edinburgh

What do I do now? 
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Weeding big borders

Reaching the weeds 
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Presenting .... Hosta Corner 
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Something's eaten the "bark" of the stalk 
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Asthma and Gardening

Weed killer? 
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What's the name of the super strength solution that kills it? 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 12:18

My yellow standard rose is white

New standard rose appears to be the wrong colour 
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Last Post: 16/06/2014 at 11:10

New plot

Which flowers go together to provide colour from April to October 
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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 11:01


I've got my very own hosta :-) :-) :-) :-) 
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Last Post: 16/08/2014 at 16:32

Is this all Campanula Portenschlagiana?

Or have they been over run by another weed? 
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