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Talkback: How to make a box ball

Posted: 14/03/2012 at 06:27

what is a heel cutting please?

monty don

Posted: 12/03/2012 at 20:36

I thought it was a good programme - it answered all my questions about planting raspberries, reassured me that my hungarian grazing rye was going according to plan and made me consider getting some more interesting hellebores.  I thought the design feature was a bit of a whistle stop tour and I'd have liked Rachel to say a bit more about the size and shape of those scented shrubs and the best place to plant them.  I guess the point is that if it's sparked my interest I could go and look it up.  So I will.

Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 12/03/2012 at 20:25

hmm that depends on your definitions of art and craft.  I'd say it's a bit of both, you need an eye and an imagination (art) but you also need the technical know-how (craft).

monty don

Posted: 05/03/2012 at 19:48

We could definitely do with more gardening programmes of all types and I'd like to see them all the year round as well.  It would be very useful to see programmes over the winter to help with planning for the coming year.  I've had to watch my Geoff Hamilton dvds over and over again to get my fix when Gardeners' world finishes.

Talkback: Cleavers

Posted: 03/03/2012 at 08:58

Regarding horse tail - I used to have this in my old garden and it gradually got weaker as I kept digging it out as far down as I could and I made sure none of the leaves (are they leaves?) broke off into the soil to prevent new ones growing.  Good luck.

Talkback: Cleavers

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 21:51
my cats like to spread this around

Acanthus dilemma

Posted: 02/03/2012 at 21:49

oh thanks both of you,  I'll maybe go for the less prickly in case I back onto it by mistake.  I'll make space for it because it looks so fab.

Acanthus dilemma

Posted: 01/03/2012 at 18:29

I would like to grow an acanthus but don't know the difference between mollis and spinosus.  Can anyone recommend one over the other?  I've only got a small garden so if one is considerably less sprawly than the other that might be good, or if one has nicer foliage and flowers.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.

Rose Bed

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 07:25

English roses flower for a very long period and smell nice too, but like trillium2cv says it may be an idea to mix them up with other plants to lengthen the period of interest and deter pests.  Some things like alchemilla mollis (ladies mantle) look pretty with roses and will seed themselves around so are very easy to grow. 

school allotment

Posted: 10/02/2012 at 07:17

Have you approached anyone form your local argriculturla/ horticultural college?  Their students may be interested in a real-life project and may come up with some wonderful ideas.  I know of a day nursery that has just started down this route and they're all very excited.

And I agree with Eddie J about the sunflowers.  Godd luck.

Discussions started by cloud8

Talkback: Trees for small gardens revisited

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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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