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Latest posts by cloud8

Making something new/better

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 06:52

I'm with gillian on the terracotta pot thing.

Help deciding colour of new fence

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:43

Design books recommend a black fence that will 'disappear' so I reckon dark brown would do just as well and will be harmonious with the other stuff you have in the garden already.

Complete garden makeover

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:41

How about a bit of box or yew topiary to make it look like organised chaos?

There is no demand for them????

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:38

There's a garden centre near me (York) that has a big box for people to exchange/ dump/ pick up pots.  Or you could put a request on Freecycle.


Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:36

I haven't tried but I did it with supermarket parsley and it was very successful.

Be honest now

Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:33

In my first garden (yard) I used to throw them over the wall down a good 20 foot drop to the car park below.  Now it's a horrid salt water bucket.  I hate myself for it.

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 09:21

Great thanks!  I'll give it a go.

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:45

Thanks, they looked ok all together, it was just once I'd separated them that it all went wrong.   I guess they could have frozen and moving them finished them off.  I'm getting a cold frame this year so will try again and keep them warmer as you advise.  Thanks.

Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 08:24

Last summer I put 4 rosemary cuttings in a plant pot and they've been fine all winter.  Last week I decided to pot them up individually as they had roots coming out the bottom of the pot.  Now all four have gone brown.  What did I do wrong?

Belfast Sink Ideas

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:40

A few years ago I bought a belfast sink on ebay.  I got mixed up with cm and inches and it turned out to be twice as big as most belfast sinks and is a herculean task to move.  I filled it with a range of alpines, that all got eaten overnight by slugs / snails and it's lain empty ever since.  However, I'd really like to move it to my shady patio where I grow hostas and ferns etc.  Can anyone recommend plants for me to grow in it?  I'm just thinking that if you all say "NO!" I'll think twice about actually moving the beast to that area and find a sunnier spot elsewhere.  Thanks.

Discussions started by cloud8

Plant ID please anyone

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Why have my rosemary cuttings died?

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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 09:21

Monty's wildlife garden

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Last Post: 13/04/2015 at 18:36

Talkback: Trees for small gardens revisited

Nooooooo James! 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:02

Deepest red astrantia

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Last Post: 24/08/2014 at 14:11

Building an arbour

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Last Post: 26/04/2014 at 19:55

Metal in soil

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Last Post: 14/04/2014 at 21:53

Confused by my group 3 clematis

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Last Post: 02/02/2014 at 16:03

modest hellebores

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Last Post: 16/02/2013 at 17:11

Help! Droopy fig

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Last Post: 16/02/2013 at 17:36

potato varieties

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Last Post: 31/12/2012 at 16:45

greenhouse vs coldframe

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Last Post: 11/09/2012 at 10:58

short climbers???

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Last Post: 02/08/2012 at 09:11

Small tree - any ideas please?

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Last Post: 02/08/2012 at 09:14

have I killed my wisteria?

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Last Post: 19/04/2012 at 19:42
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