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Latest posts by cloud8

Talkback: How to pot on sweet peas

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:17
Ha ha I asked my partner to sow them as 'married couples' and when they came up a few of them were in 3s and 4s - says a lot a about his ideas on marriage.

honeysuckle growth

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 23:08

Can anyone tell me whether honey suckle grow clockwise or anti-clockwise please?

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 23:04

oh by the way, that was on clay and it smelt like a tea rose

Climbing rose suggestions

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 23:01

I used to have Graham Thomas which I think is a short climber, I moved house before it got to the top of the arch so couldn't comment on how high it gets.   It's the loveliest pure yellow like sunshine.

Bees, Butterflies and Blooms

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 22:57

What a refreshing piece of programming that showed all parties in agreement rather than having the usual row that is supposed to make 'good television', but then I always did think gardeners were the nicest sort of people.  

The only thing that did bother me was whether all of these wonderful changes to city bedding schemes would put groundsmen and women out of work which would not be great timing.

But really, well done Sarah, it's inspirational.

after watching Sarah Raven

Posted: 17/03/2012 at 22:53

hmm not sure what happened to my post but here it is again.  If you click here you can find out about wild flowers that suit your area and hopefully benefit the wildlife in your area.  Although my postcode came up with bindweed...

after watching Sarah Raven

Posted: 16/03/2012 at 22:13

Talkback: Dianthus: In the pink

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 19:42

before we started to use 'pink' as a colour as well as a 'pinked' shape we used to call pink coloured things 'rose' like the french word for 'pink'.  Not sure what the anglo saxons called it though.  Same with 'blue' for purple which we gardeners still use today as in "lavender's blue dilly dilly' which it clearly isn't, and anglo saxons would also have said 'violet' after the name of the flower not having a word for it.  All this makes me think it must have been difficult describing colours if you were an anglo saxon.

Encouraging birds to the garden

Posted: 14/03/2012 at 07:00

Does anyone have any advice on shrubs or trees to plant that will encourage birds please?  I have a smallish garden so would need things that grow tall rather than wide and also I have two ferocious cats so I need somewhere for the birds to safely hide.  In my old garden we had massive privet hedges which were full of birds but sadly we have no room for hedges now.

Talkback: Growing alliums

Posted: 14/03/2012 at 06:48

I grew alliums in my previous garden which was clay.  I didn't put them on gravel or anything, just shoved them in and they were very reliable.  I was given some seedheads for my new garden which I sowed in a big pot last summer not realy knowing the best way to go about it, and now magical little shoots are starting to appear.  What forgiving plants.

Discussions started by cloud8

Talkback: Trees for small gardens revisited

Nooooooo James! 
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Deepest red astrantia

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Building an arbour

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Metal in soil

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Confused by my group 3 clematis

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modest hellebores

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Help! Droopy fig

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potato varieties

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greenhouse vs coldframe

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short climbers???

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Small tree - any ideas please?

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have I killed my wisteria?

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Encouraging birds to the garden

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Acanthus dilemma

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