Latest posts by discodave

Lupin Seeds

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 08:02

Here are a couple of photos of the white one I grew last year in a pot, stunning against the green foliage..

 and in flower one month later in June;



Posted: 26/02/2013 at 07:58

It wont hurt them if you bring them in the greenhouse for a few weeks while the weather is colder (where are you?). I have left mine where they are due to the fact that they are planted in amongst other things and too much hastle to bring them in. Plus from my dug up ones, they seem to be handling it quite well outside (warmer down here)

1st ever greenhouse!

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 07:55

My first was a cold frame, had plenty of fun planting in it. I have just bought for the first time a pop up metal frame plastic covered one, not expensive, not stunning and probably not big enough, but lets see what happens this year. I also just had a birthday and got all gardening gifts (including a paint your own gnome) from my friends and family which shows that they know me so well. 

Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 07:49

What I find more irritating is when someone posts a thread thats already in discussion or when it gets posted without any information. Just like "roses", what am I supposed to do with that? Yes its nice to be thanked, but thats just an added bonus. Whats really good is when someone asks for advice, shows pictures, gives a rough location (after all - is different weather up north to down south) and gives follow up information and pictures.. aswell as what method worked for them then we can all gain something.


Posted: 26/02/2013 at 06:56

I had some gladioli in troughs last year, came up well and performed well. I left them in the ground over winter. Had to replant one of the troughs a few weeks ago as it had spilt in the cold weather and low and behold, the gladi bulbs were enourmous (compared to planting size - almost trippled in size) and very firm, golden outer skin. they looked beautiful. needless to say, I repotted them in a new trough and looking forward to seeing what they do this year.

my pictures

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 15:57

I agree with jatnikapyar and several other comments here.. those photos are inspiring

The Return of Gardeners World-8th March

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:07

Im with Brumbull, I think there should be a dedicated channel too. How refreshing to see something educational, inspiring, challenging & exciting all in one programme rather than nost of the rubbish thats on tv.. Roll on 8th March


Posted: 25/02/2013 at 08:31

lawns shouldn't be cut until March time, if its been cut too early and had frost afterwards, that would affect it, also you should try not to walk on lawns during winter as it can cause yellowing/dead looking areas. Did they not advise you to wait until March to lay the lawn?

my pictures

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 08:09

Verdun, you should be proud of that garden, its heavenly.. Well done for all your hard work and don't be bashfull. I'm sure its made a few people feel slightly inadequate as it certainly has with me, but thats not a bad thing, its seeing gardens like this that makes me want to carry on and create something similar. One question though, are you at it full time?  


Posted: 25/02/2013 at 06:32

I agree with Verdun, I would say now is about the right sort of time. Though may depend if your north or south.

Discussions started by discodave

advice on taking Geranium cuttings

Not done it since a lad 
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Last Post: 30/03/2013 at 19:21

vitex agnus castus latifolia

Has anyone grown one of these? 
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Last Post: 04/03/2013 at 08:26

Birds nesting

Several birds making nests 
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Valentines Day

Happy Valentines day 
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seed or plants 
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Last Post: 28/03/2013 at 09:42

Standard Rose

Anyone grown these.? 
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Last Post: 04/04/2013 at 18:25

Seed swap

I was sent this link 
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Last Post: 09/01/2013 at 21:38

Taking Laurel Cuttings

Any advice? 
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shredded pansies

leave look eaten 
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Last Post: 30/11/2012 at 12:18

Please can you identify

Blue Portuguese flower 
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Basil leaf damage

brown spots 
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