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Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:07

Sounds lovely Kevin but havent a clue where Retford is!!!!!



Kitchen sink

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 19:05

Are  you saying that all these ''sinks'' we see with plants in, have an interior lining---seems a lot of ''kerfufle' if I may say so? I knew I had to ensure good drainage, then thought you just popped plants in, with suitable compost.-------

Favourite gardens to visit?

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 15:15

I visited Anglesey Abbey as a result of reading on this forum & was blown away by the ''snowdrop walk''---I think at different times of the year there will be different gardens of interest---but, a great big but----was the lack of organisation in the restaurant; not enough staff, long queues etc etc---& it was mid week & it wasnt in school holidays!!!

Time to get busy!

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 15:11

I think you'll have a great time with your greenhouse---I was like you in the beginning & each year find more things to use it for---now am after a larger one but no chance I used to have a stool----took up less space but then got rid as took up too much room!!!!


Why dont you  use it for making early start on veg & flower seeds--using seed trays that have plastic lids over them for added protection???

Kitchen sink

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 15:06

I am the lucky recipient of an old butler's sink in good condition which I would like to use in the garden---id there anything special that I should do to it before setting it up with plants? And what would readers recommend--a herb garden in it or an alpine garden???

Eagerly looking forward to your ideas---


Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:55

Well---- have now carried out my soil test & to my surprise have discovered that whole of veg plot is 7.0-7.2  ie neutral & not alkaline as I'd thought----I tested 4 different parts of plot. So having read earlier advice to me re blueberries & raspberries, I'm thinking that I need to make the soil round the raspberries more acidic by adding fish blood & bone plus a mulch of multi purpose compost; & to grow my blueberries in separate pots with ericaceous compost---then I'll have cracked it!!!! Roll on summer!!!!!


And yes Forester2 I did only prune the brown canes that had fruited---thanks for concern!


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 16:02

Wow 500 snowdrops---you really are ambitious. I'm sure they'll be fine---enjoy & get better soon.


Posted: 31/01/2014 at 16:00

many thanks guys for the above information--will now get on to my soil test asap.


Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:52

I divided mine last year when 'in the green' & am pleased to  ote this week that they're popping up everywhere---front garden which gets morning sun & in my woodland path area which gets dappled shade. I'd keep them out of the lawn for same reasons as above folk have said. Good luck.

When do slugs wake up?

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 18:48

I've also used a 'liquid' to water the area round the seedlings & that was quite successful. Also tried using small pieces of gravel as well as broken egg shells.

Its an ongoing battle---almost as bad as the cat poo!!!!!!!

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