darren stubbs

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onion problems/help

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 13:12
also whats the best way to start early onion sets it says december/january so do i plant in open soil or start them in large module trays?

onion problems/help

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 10:34
hi there every year now i have tried to grow onions from sets but shortly after planting say a month or two i check them and they have gone rather soft is this normal?part of the growing process maybe? but as soon as they seem soft i have been pulling and disposing of them, but now feel i should have left them to see what happened.. can anyone please advise me if this is normal etc.. as i would love to grow some onions this year properly thank you for any advice

help with aubretia purple cascade

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 13:53
hi there was just wondering on whether i can sow aubretia purple cascade now as the seed packet says will it not be too cold for them to germinate? they will obvipusly be in a cold frame any help will be apprecated thank you

plant help

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 09:46
yes it is raised wall with sloping soil the area gets a lot of sun which i supose expands the range of plants i will look up aubretia and see whats its like because i have not seen this shrub thank you

plant help

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 08:22
ok thank you will contact council and see what is said the cherry ytree is a bit out of contol surely gettin a tree surgeon to reshape it wont do any harm i will see what is said.. ok thank you i will give that a go and see how things go.. im also after a cascading flowering shrub to grow on top of a wall so it cascades over the edge if anyone has any ideas?

plant help

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 08:00
thanks all for the replys i will stay clear of roses and plant a few heucheras at the front was also considering anemone hybrida as think maybe they will thrive there aswell.. as for the trees they have a TPO so am unsure of what work i am allowed to do to the trees if anyone knows any more about tpo on trees id love to know

plant help

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 19:53
hi there all im in the middle of redoing my mums garden its in semi shade and shares its spot with a large cherry tree amd another large tree.. theres is a wall at the back of the garden with honeysuckle climbing it to try amd hide it now i was thinking what plants go well with cornus dogwood the orange one as my mum is keen on having this plant near the wall but i cant think which plants would go well with dogwood i quite like the idea of roses in front of dogwood with heucheras in front of them but thought this might be too much so just need to know really what goes well with cornus? also what colour schemes work well in garden? i am after flowering shrubs that tolerate fullshade/part shade thank you

unknown plant

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:12

ok well thank you my neighbour said it could be a geum so geum it must be are these nice plants and do you know whether they will suit with heuchera purple palce as trying to make a herbaceus bed i ordered some perenials a while back from van meuwen bit dispointed with the service as no plants were tagged apart from the lavender which were apparantly poppys and plants were so small max 1cm and several died so now i have some plants i havent got a clue what they are but some appear to be going leggy anyways 

unknown plant

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 14:03

can someone please tell me the name of this plant plrase 



Posted: 16/07/2013 at 21:14

can anyone please tell me when i should collect foxgloves seds and what colour the seeds should be thank you 

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