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Latest posts by cotty1000

Osteospermum problem

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:41

I take it your osteospurmum is a ground covering hardy type? Mine is spreading quite a bit,I have trimmed some of it back already. I wasn't shy. And it is ok. I would do it when it isn't too hot. Try not to cut too much of the old woody bit.

i don't need to sound silly but...

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:30

I think it's pheasant tail grass. So I imagine clumps here and there would look good?

I don't like thinning as I don't want to get rid of any plants.

I am new to ornamental grass so this year hopefully I will learn a lot.

 

i don't need to sound silly but...

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:57

I can't remember what grass it is off the top of my head. It does look like I have some work cut out tomorrow. I think I will put some in small pots,some in a clump in big pots and then dot some around the garden.

Cheers,I feel less silly now.

i don't need to sound silly but...

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:43

I am used to flower seedlings with their true leaves,not ornamental grass seedlings,so during germination when do I prick out?

Do these look ok to prick out?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42328.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 

anybody have any spare top soil near chester?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:04

I have joined freecycle and have found someone in my area that way. 

anybody have any spare top soil near chester?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 19:40

Never mind,I know people on this website,basically gardeners in general,are really kind. I just hope that somebody on here lives in the area.

anybody have any spare top soil near chester?

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 18:38

Hi all,I am wondering if anyone has spare(free) top soil in the area as I am creating a secret raised garden for my little girls?

I am hoping that my admiration for nature and gardening can pass on to my children.

Camera Corner

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 23:15

I am new to this thread but here is my decking and part of my garden in spring.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42118.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42119.jpg?width=269&height=350&mode=max

 It looks better in the flesh,it's difficult to take a photo on the kindle.

I have planted some hellebore seedlings down the back of the play house with cow parsley. In summer I am hoping that sweet peas and clematis are all over the house.

I love my pots. Last year the tulips were up in the middle of June! I have crocuses first then lots of tulips with the odd hyacinth. Good old lasagne planting. It pleases my wife every day looking from our kitchen window.

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 13:35

Obelixx I do it when there is fresh growth,where it is nice and bendy.

Is spring or autumn the best time for root cuttings as I have had limited results?

what are you propagating?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 11:11

It will carry on,believe me they get big.

I am going to sow some sunflowers and marigolds this weekend with my young girls,hopefully they will get the gardening bug.

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plant id

is this tree worth keeping? 
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is spring the best season?

tulips and beautiful colour 
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plant swap

anybody interested in a regional plant swap? 
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Last Post: 17/04/2014 at 21:25

when do i take root cuttings of Japanese anemones?

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Last Post: 17/04/2014 at 14:05

i don't need to sound silly but...

i don't know when to prick out grass? 
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