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claire goulding

Latest posts by claire goulding

Hello from Canada

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 19:27

hi there and welcome!

Im in the middle of England,  here where spring does not seem to want to take a chance and appear.

I don't have a greenhouse so my kitchen serves as one right now, but I do have a lovely greenhouse.

great to hear from gardeners from far away!

what are you excited about?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:25

im excited about going to my favourite garden centre tomorrow and having a good look round.i hope that's not too pathetic,but Im getting older and these sort of things excite me more than going out clubbing used to!

im hoping they will have some seedlings that I can pot on, its so cold here nothing is growing spring is so late!!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 13:21

sanding down the decking on my lovely summer house that I ruined last year by using the wrong paint...

then washed some pots and did a bit of pruning.

but I cant believe how cold it still is!! where is this "mild weather" they keep going on about? hotter than Greece..?pah..

im in the midlands by the way

geranium madame salleron

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:51

ah thanks dove! I shall keep it going and hope when the spring comes it flowers again. interesting article.!

geranium madame salleron

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:47

hi guys

ive been overwintering some geraniums, among them 4 "madame salleron" that I bought from my garden centre last year, in the sale,£1 each, all beautiful and they had lots of pink flowers .since then they've been over wintering in a spare bedroom, lots of leaves,no flowers.

ive just looked them up online and it says they hardly ever flower! is it worth keeping them for the summer?! I guess if they are just going to produce leaves I can still use them.but if they are never going to flower again, is it worth it? hum..

I Can't Get the Hang of Containers

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:30

I think you need a book on container growing!! I have several, all second hand mostly from the book farm near me in Nuneaton or charity shops. some of them only 50p or £1.00; gives you great ideas, and exactly what you need, compost,plants,how to feed.

"flowering containers through the year" Stephanie Donaldson is my favourite!

Hostas - Any Advice out There

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:24

pots. chimney pots or equivalent. only way to not get the slugs and snails. I tried everything in my garden, nothing worked. but as soon as I put them in pots,and sprinkled grit/gravel around the pot. and they looked great,and lasted well into autumn. usually in the border they looked pretty thing I ever did!

Is this raised border too small for black bamboo

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:18

don't do it!! my brother in law has just removed bamboo from his back garden after complaints from neighbours about it coming thru their concrete paving slabs. it is simply not worth it. don't believe anyone who says its not invasive.

and yes that area is too small. I got given some bamboo by said brother in law - always knew he didn't like me- and it took over quickly and I had to dig it out an awful job.

there are lots of clematis that would look lovely, montanna broughton star is a good one. anything but bamboo!!sorry bamboo fans out there

seed potatoes

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 15:18

charlotte are the only ones im going to do this year. first year of growing spuds is always the best and the easiest!!

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 15:15

i would pay more and id like to know where the best place is to buy it for the farmers. what ever happened to the milk marketing board? they still have one in the channel islands.

we buy ours at the local co-op but this week went into liddl and it was very cheap,about 75p.doesnt seem right.

I tell my husband when we see the cows in the field, remember this, because in years to come,this will be part of the past.the new diary farms have cows indoors who never see grass.he laughs at me.but im sure that's the way its going.(god I sound like my dad "don't know what you'll see"etc.)

Discussions started by claire goulding

geranium madame salleron

problems flowering? 
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Last Post: 13/02/2015 at 10:51

Perennial planting time?

when to plant perennials 
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Last Post: 04/11/2014 at 15:49

Bored of my garden!

any ideas of what to do?! 
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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 21:47

potato problem

wire worms? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2014 at 18:30

Taking Conifers out?!

problem with too large conifers 
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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 19:29

alternative to roses

what to plant instead of roses? 
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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 13:06
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