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recycling plant pots?

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 10:49

Our council recycling collection will Not take any regardless that they carry the "can be recycled " marks on them.

So I stand on them break them down and put in the bottom of the collection box when empty a few at a time. Then put the rest of the weeks recycling on top over the week. 

It seems to work and I don't think its them that the collectors spread / drop all over the road and grass verge week after week during their visit.

Which Clematis

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 19:24

I have seen a Clematis that was in flower early in spring with orange / pink flowers and loads of colour. It was in a pub car park and it was covering their sign. I might pop and and take a cutting ( yes I will ask first )

Would love to include an Honeysuckle But don't think there's enough for ALL 3 ???

Which Clematis

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 13:21


I wish to purchase a Clematis to grow up an arch which already as a Rose growing up one side and slightly across top.

The Rose flowers from April (ish) so I would like a small early flowering Clematis with plenty of blooms (which most seem to have) which will display prior to the Rose

Any ideas which ???


Posted: 16/06/2015 at 21:03

Planted New plant earlier this year, was told Not to harvest it for first season. So what do I do with the large leafs ect ect ???? Will they just die down ?? 

Oh its growing in a large pot Not garden should that make a difference to your advice

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 21:17

I would wager that in Montys pocket there is a piece of string ???? Just in case & a pen knife of course

Well done Monty & James Wong told me what I wanted to know in a way that I understood

I think the over all week was far better than last years well done to the Beeb

Is it only me ??

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 21:11

I had struggled to find liners for 17" baskets in recent years using weed restrainer off a roll cut to size held in place by clothing pegs until compost was in place to hold it down. 

I thought these plastic grill type would be ideal No liners and easy to plant up, which they are but the lower plants get so little water because of rapid leakage from the upper ones

Are well we live & we learn 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:24

A shed (sorry shack) that moves around ones garden. We had one of those Last winter thanks to El Nino winds !!!!!!

Is it only me ??

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:16

I kind of think one's with less grill's my prove more successful than the type I have purchased with 12 or so hole's/grills

I have continued to water daily and I still believe the lower down ones appear to be struggling 

Still like loads of gardening tips and life in general one learns from ones own experiences 

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:51

To be honest I thought James Wongs umbrella to be the best designed thing on show thus far

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 20:55



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