Latest posts by Chris9

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 19:14

Well it puts my garden to shame, what a treat to watch the video and has given me so many ideas.  Thank you it was a delight watching it.

Restoring Garden Furniture

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 18:08

Hi we have inherited a Royal Craft garden set and have been restoring it.  We have washed, rubbed it down and rubbed Linseed onto the wood.  There are areas which were really dry but overall it is in good condition but not sure if Linseed oil is the correct oil to use and also should we be using something that is weather proof.  What do you guys think would be grateful for any advice.



Get thrifty

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 20:01

WOW what a great thread for us newbie's off to the carboot sale for me!



July in the garden!!

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 17:30

Thanks Inkadog, will do as you say and perhaps try in a pot or planter, will start fo look for Colchicums.  Thanks for a info.


Clematis offer in Sunday newspaper.

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 19:55

Thanks Jean just gone and bought the SE just what I wanted 3 clematis.

Cheers Chris

July in the garden!!

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 19:06

Hi Inkadog.

Planting Autumn Crocuses, sorry if I sound like a dummy but will they grow and flower this year.  I haven't got much in my garden that will flower this Autumn, also the bluebells will they flower next spring. 



July in the garden!!

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 19:40

Hi Thanks the walling has only just been erected, the guys who did the hardlandscaping used the old walling and eco sleepers, we thought it was too good to ditch it gives it some character, we managed to get new walling for the other side which matches really well.  The Nasturtiams were seeded my yes myself! so pleased not seeded anything for years and they are looking lovely all over the garden in full bloom now, I  have the bug

July in the garden!!

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 18:06

 We have had a great deal of birds which have been fabulous to watch, these our in our neighbours garden but next to our patio window.


Aquilegia Seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 22:11


Thanks for the response I didn't realise I could sow them this time of the year, being a newbie. 

I see on this weeks diary that it is possible to sow lettuces, I would like to try them in a trough what soil or compost would I use.

Thanks again.


Aquilegia Seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 21:43


My Aquilegia has seed pods with black seeds inside can I save these for next spring to plant.



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