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Latest posts by cloud8

have I killed my wisteria?

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:29

I cut my massive wisteria back to a 2 ft stump late last summer because it was in the way and now it's showing no signs of life.  Do you think I've killed it?  If I have, is there any easy way of getting the whopping big stump out of the ground?   Thanks.

Your wishlist

Posted: 26/03/2012 at 12:26

I find the video guides very useful but they would be even better if they covered sowing right through to how big the thing gets and then how to harvest it or manage it so you know what you're about to take on.

Also maybe something on different types of gardens e.g. I'd be interested in something along the lines of Geoff Hamilton's ornamental kitchen garden and Alys Fowler's edible garden.

Thanks, it's a fab site

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.

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