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Growing Lillies in containers

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 01:47

Hi all, I have been out to check on the lillies today. The soil was frozen from all the cold weather we have had. There doesnt appear to be anything growing that i can see. is it still early days?

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 01:39

this is the full pic...

Petunias growing faster than expected

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 01:34

hey here is an update on petunias so far. what do you reckon?

Lavender query

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 01:14

Hey these are my lavenders so far. what do you think?


Posted: 13/03/2013 at 19:54

i just planted a jasmine today, its very small at the mo but hoping for some lovely coverage by summer time hopefully

lawn improvement

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 12:17

chainsawsal. I have the same problem as you. I moved into a newbuild house two years ago. I asked for them to put a lawn down as a sweetner(not all houses had a lawn). Now i wish i never had. Both my neighbours laid there own. They riddled out so many stones/bricks and rubbish and put quality top soil down before laying a lawn. There lawns grow so much better than mine. I have tried fertiliser, scarifying and all manner of things bar digging it up and starting again. Nothing has really worked as well as i'd like.

advice for newbie

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 12:03

thats good as its snowing again here today. I am thinking about widening the border. Maybe a crescent shape from one point to the other or two crescents(each half way down the fence if that makes sense but Im going to wait a while longer and see how quickly the plants start growing when spring/summer arrives. Dove I live in nuneaton so i tend to use dobbies atherstone but i also like hilltop nr shilton if you know where that is.

attaching a trellis

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:54

Hi all thanks for the responses. I am putting trellis's on two lengths of fencing. One length with the horizontal pieces, the other without. I will take the battens idea on board. Looks like i may be waiting a little while longer than i wanted to with this cold weather as i planned to paint the trellis the same colour as my fence before attaching it.

attaching a trellis

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 14:57


Im installing a trellis to my back fence, i have looked on the internet but all i can find is how to put it on the top of the fence. I was planning to run it up from the ground to the top of the fence. due to the lack of stuff on the internet is this not a common way to install a trellis. My most important concern is do i need to consider things like depth for the plant to get between the trellis and fence? its a framed trellis so there is few mm of gap.


advice regarding strawberries for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:47

I now have two hanging brackets out the front of my house so plenty of room for more strawbs if they do well hehe

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just a lil' update

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good deal on cold frame???

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attaching a trellis

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Lavender query

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advice for newbie

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basil, chives and parsley

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Growing Lillies in containers

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Petunias growing faster than expected

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bare patch

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Last Post: 01/02/2013 at 21:46

how many petunia seeds into a cell insert?

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Last Post: 28/01/2013 at 16:30

Snow on my new shrubs

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advice regarding strawberries for newbie

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