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big garden

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:35

My boss has a very large garden which is 40 foot long and 8 foot wide going down to 2 foot wide.

It is semi shade with the sun in the afternoon and he wants it planting up with evergreen flowering shrubs.

He has asked if I would help him out.

He said money no problem and he only has rhododendrons in which grow very well.

Need a list of good evergreen flowering shrubs / plants.

Any advice would be great.

I do have some ideas.

new garden centre

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:52

Had a drive down and got some big herbaceous plants for 2.99 but 4 for a tenner

Great value and a great size.

These plants are what the autistic people grew.

Ended up spending £35.00.

new garden centre

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:29

Sorry it is called flower mill.

new garden centre

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 21:02

It is on Thompson road in Southwick, used to be called the grange garden centre.

Now called the garden mill

new garden centre

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 19:15

My local garden centre has now been taken over by someone else and I had a walk down to see what's what.

I spoke to the new owner and got on very well with him.

The new owner told me he is busy training autistic people everything about gardening.

What a great ideal, how many big garden centres do that.

He showed me some of the work these people have been doing and the results are out of this world, very healthy plants.

He is not getting paid for doing this but does get free labour.

Some of the plants the autistic people are growing are twice the size of the same plants in his nursery.

Anyone from Sunderland who knows Thompson road should call in and see him.



Growing cabbage

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 20:05

I grow alot of cabbages and what I suggest to you to get the best crop.




ground sheet of plastic with holes in to plant the cabbages.


Cabbage collars


Netting over the cabbages.

This may seem a lot of work but it is worth it.

The ground sheet I use is black in colour and I have no problems with slugs but always use slug pellets.

Not sure but I think the slugs do not like the black plastic ground sheet.


ordering online

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:27

Only just seen a thread already on this this.

ordering online

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:24

received a catalogue from Vernon geranium today.

Anyone ordered off this company and if so what are they like.


ordering plants online

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 21:11

As long as you put them under cover in your greenhouse.

Some seeds need a longer growing season to get the best results.

ordering plants online

Posted: 24/02/2014 at 20:58

I have been sowing seeds now for the last two weeks.

All of which are annuals.




Begonia corns



Alot more can be sown in a green house.







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