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Chrissy the gardener

Latest posts by Chrissy the gardener


Posted: 25/10/2014 at 15:35

I've just been out in the garden and delighted to see the first flower on my Iris Unguicularis, awful name but a delightful Iris. It hopefully will flower off and on all summer.





pots in beds

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 10:29

For what reason do you want to do this, the plants you have suggested are not invasive---- or are you moving house so need to pot them up to take with you ?


Posted: 21/10/2014 at 11:15

Hi Bamboogie, re your reply doesn't your method depend on what part of the country you live ? If I lived up north I don't think this would work.

Tomatoes - End of season

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 22:12

If you have got blight in your tomato vines definitely do not put them on the compost bin.


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 22:06

I grow Cannas and yes they need heat early on so they get a longer growing season,which they need to flower. Also don't forget they need to frost once before you put them somewhere frost free, this takes them into dormency.


Posted: 20/10/2014 at 22:00

I use both, if your heater has got a thermostat it will not have to come on so much if you have got the greenhouse bubble wrapped so saving you money on heating.

Lady Boothby Fushcia

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:20

Like all hardy fusll

Anyone know what this is please?

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 09:02

I was also thinking Encheveria. Definitely not Aeoniom.

Cobaea Vine

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 09:01

I grow Cobaea every year and I haven't managed to get seed yet, the seed is expensive so going by that maybe it's not easy to get seed.


making new fruit trees

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 09:36

some garden nursery centres sell Apple tree whips wich you can use for the rootstock,but I think it might be too late to do this year as the Trees are now going into dormancy for the winter.

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The winter starts 
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My border

Flowers in my border 
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badger destroying the lawn 
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