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Hanging baskets

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:17

ive already got bedding plants in my kitchen,not potted up into anything yet,just saw some bargains in a terrific garden centre nearby.they will be potted on next month,then out  into a cold frame/mini greenhouse for another couple of weeks until putting outside in their final place.end of may probably,depending on the weather.

altho my dad would never put anything out until the 1st or 2nd week of june,ever.and his display carries on well until October!

but ive had enough of summer bedding by then.

tomatoes in hanging baskets

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:14

I always go for the tumbling variety.

3 to each basket, water well and feed regularly.

don't put anything else in,as they will go mad.if you do,make it basil,this goes well,but will need heat and sun,like the don't put them out until end of may or even june,start them of inside,i keep mine in my kitchen.

keep your eye on them tho,my husband one year said he had helped me by getting rid of "all the weeds" in my tomato baskets...all the basil!!!!!

I'm scared!

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 17:10

my advice would be to take some photos, so you have a before and after record.I did this when I started gardening on this,my second garden,but first garden that I completely re did.

I too was nervous, and all the neighbours overlooked my plot,but I just had a go,some things I was growing were probably weeds!!but it was great fun,and now I have 6 books of photos which is a great record of what ive done. read magazines,gardeners weekly is only £1 and packed full of good advice,and try charity shops too.

good luck and post some pics soon!!

pretty soil

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 17:21

oh longanberry hut I know what you mean!

my mum laughs when I say im getting excited about getting up early and spreading muck on my garden.

"this from the girl who couldn't come over for sunday dinner because she'd been clubbing all night"



Posted: 24/02/2014 at 15:08

my name is Claire and I am a seedaholic. luckily my dad buys garden news every week, and any free seeds he doesn't want he passes them onto me! even better,we seem to have different tastes,so I get the ones he doesn't want,but I do.

having said this,ive ordered some sarah raven flower seeds,very expensive,but worth having as they are a bit different,and opened a packet today with nothing in it!!

don't think I can be bothered to complain tho.

like the idea of sending seeds to flood victims.

would they want my giant pumpkin and tromboncini tho?!!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 15:04

I always listen to radio 4 on a very old radio that I drag around the garden with me I don't listen to music on the garden, somehow it doesn't seem right!! does that make me odd?!!

if I did have to listen to anybody it would have to be bowie tho

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:48

anyone know of anywhere in the world that has seasons, calmer weather, warm summers and frosty snowy winters?

or do I have to go back to the 1970's or my rose coloured memories of it?!!

What damage has the wind caused you?

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:43

we had 2 fences blow down before xmas, nothing as yet from the latest lot of wind,but my sister has 1 fence down, and neighbours have 2 down.

feel so sorry for all the folks with damaged gardens etc. they must be fed up to the back teeth with it all.

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 20:40

oh lord. I made a list last year of everything I bought for the garden, including bits and bobs, twine,compost,seeds etc. I stopped at £100, as I started to go back in my mind how much this garden has cost me since I moved in nearly 10 years ago!!!

flippin' eck.

but hey,i hardly drink and don't smoke this is my hobby.(trying to justify all the cash spent to self)

Talkback: Front gardens

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 11:40

I live in an ex council house that has a lovely front garden that I made,its not hard to maintain, I have lots of different plants but we do have a slip road for our car luckily; I have noticed tho the houses that are now private,people do make an effort with,both my next door neighbours don't bother,and often the grass is 6 foot high before being mowed,and the other side is all weeds.i do their hedge as its between us and they never would,the worse thing is they've put a massive plastic sign from asda on the floor with rocks on to supress the weeds. im desperate to go round and help,but I worry it would be interfering.

however,when we move I shall go round and ask if I can help(i.e. do it for them)otherwise we will not sell our house.

does anyone else have neighbours who don't bother?

does it frustrate others?!

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