Latest posts by Chris9

Indoor pot plant display

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 19:11


I am thinking about planting an indoor display for my lounge it will need to go into a space which was once a fire place.  I am stuck with what to plant a display in meaning a plant pot because of drainage  and also what sort of plants would be suitable. Has anyone any ideas and also what sort of compose and drainage would be suitable. 

Thanks for any advice.

Fig trees

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 11:28

Hi  Italophile has been growing figs Obelixx has been growing Brown Turkey, they have given adviced how to grow this type fig at the top of this thread, let me know what you buy and how you get on.



Winter planting

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 05:23


I am in the process of thinking about winter planting, (first winter being organised) and wondered what your opinions are regarding buying from online suppliers or from Garden Centres regards to price and quality.  If find the largest DIY have large deliveries but are not always looked after once on sale. 

Would appreciate your opinons.



Fig trees

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 12:54

Thanks for the positive response I can't wait to get one now. 

Italophile, a friend has moved to Italy and lives down south and was pleased with his fig tree so I want to surprise them when they visit with an English fig, yes a bit of competition

Obelxx, I did see Turkey Brown on one of the seed website so will aim for that tree and thanks for the planting info.

It is great to have some many experts who can answer these questions and give such good advice.  Thank to you both and have a good weekend. regards Chris

Fig trees

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 10:25

Hi  I am a newbie but want to try and grow more edible garden plants and trees but have limited space.  I would like to grow patio plants and Lilylouise has tempted me on Blueberries in a pot after watching her video of her garden.  My question is, is it possible to grow a fig tree in this country in a pot on the patio.  Would like some advice before I buy a fig tree as they look expensive. I live in the Lancashire area so can get rather cold in the winter but my garden isn't open.  Have you experts got any good advice for me.

Thanks Chris


Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 23:11

Thanks Lilylouise, will certainly look at buying a couple of plants for pots on the patio the family love Blueberries.

I love the video and have looked at it a couple of times including my OH who is amazed at the beautiful selection of flowers and plants, well done.




Posted: 26/07/2012 at 23:04

Thanks for the quick response and great info.

I wasn't sure how to take cutting with buds on, thanks for the advice I will take cutting and do Alina as you suggested and pinch out the flower bud of the trailing geranium which has ivy shaped leaves.

The bedding geraniums I have, does the same apply regarding the the shape of the leaves, my bedding gerainium have a dark green tough Ivy shaped leaf so I think they must be hardy. 

Thanks again for the info.



Posted: 26/07/2012 at 20:54


I have bought some Geraniums and have lost the label telling is it is hardy or not is there a way I would know buy the look of it.  I have bought a trailing one also which is a great colour and going to take cutting but every little bit of growth seems to have a flower bud can i use the leaf of a geranium to use a cuttings.  

thanks regards Chris

Restoring Garden Furniture

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 22:34

Thanks for your quick response, we should have asked before we did all that hardwork today in the heat .  Do you think it would be OK to give it another coat of Teak oil now.




Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 20:30

Hi again! Lilylouise

I noticed on the video that you had Blueberries growing in a pot, can you tell me which plant you used and what time of the year can I buy one to plant up.

Regards Chris

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