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Posted: 04/03/2014 at 15:10
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

Yes Lily they are.  Pleasure Clari, mine are all going in the border, the hounds trample on them if in the grass 

We haven't got hounds yet although we both want one - unfortunately unless I win the lottery (I don't play) we can't as we both work full time (and I don't think work would appreciate my bringing a "companion" to sit under my desk). So these will be safe for a while - at least until they get established for a few years!

Create your own beer garden

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:42

Or perhaps plant straight into a clear pint glass (mud = black enough) and then when you're hosting keep a few unopened cans by the display for extra effect. They that can identify the plant get the drink!


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:33

Thanks Tracey! I've just ordered 100 of them so looks like I'll be busy one evening. I already know where they're going which is in the lawn mostly around the pear tree - an area of the garden we wouldn't be walking on in Spring time so there's no danger of them getting squashed.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:27

I can see newspaper on the outside of the pots potentially doing something so long as it were kept dry but since I chuck my shredded newspaper into the compost bin I can't see it doing anything other than turning into sludge and eventually mud if you put it on the inside


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 14:14

Thanks Edd. I had another look at their UK site and they still seem to be selling them so maybe I'll get lucky!!


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 13:51

Tracey have you a link direct to the snow drops on EuroBulb? I saw them mentioned yesterday but when I went to look I couldn't find any snow drops anywhere on their site! I really want to plant some around the trees in the lawn and perhaps along the hedge to cheer the garden up in what is otherwise a dull area.


Posted: 04/03/2014 at 11:00

Not wanting to drag this thread too far from its original purpose but Mike - there are many many sites out there that grant you a free "blog" - wordpress being one I favour and weebly being one that Clueless here uses.

Rather than expecting another group / company / website to host you why not be proactive and create your own?

You can write as little or as much as you want on a free site - add photographs (I use photobucket to host my photos), different pages within the website. Its all quite easy!

My rather haphazard approach to blogging is here: I hope to refine it with practice!

chilli peppers

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 09:00
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)

LOL Stacey, I hope I get good plants/fruits too, I have never had much success before and when I did get chillies on something ate them!!!! 

Wasn't me!!

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 08:55

The photographs do a awful job of reminding you that its not just a case for the worst affected of popping some new plants in some people have first got to clear all kind of things from their land - I saw one imagine that showed a house whose driveway had collected four oil containers (the big green things you use to heat your home from) which makes you wonder if their contents had been lost into the waters along with the dead animals, sewage, rotting feed....

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 06:58

 Just for those that don't follow Twitter.  This is what just one gardener is facing (the farmer tweeting is the chap who appeared on Countryfile when the floods kicked off I believe.  The unbelievable images he posts showing us what is going on is quite shocking.


Discussions started by Clarington

A collection of unknown plants requiring identifying.

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Heated propagators

When do you decant the seedlings? 
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Evergreen Grass With Purple Flowers In Summer

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Native Pond Plants

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Not spam - honest!! :D 
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Recommended Suppliers? 
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Yellowing Basil plant leafs.

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Ideas for wedding plants needed! 
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Blogs to keep us contented over the wet wintery weather

Add links to your blogs here! 
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Pond Fabrication

What is the best material to use? 
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Compost Bins

What's the "best" out there? 
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Wooden Raised Beds

What do you do to the wood to preserve it? 
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How long can you save seeds / bulbs for?

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