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Morning Glory

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 17:47

I agree with Dove, I never pinch mine out either and mine are also about 6 inches high. They always grow well.

watering systems for holiday periods

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 17:46

The auto pots are quite simple to set up, it took my husband about half and hour to do them all. I've got  three sets of two in one greenhouse and 6 sets of two in my other greenhouse and 6 sets of two on the garden path and 3 sets of two along the side of the lawn.

Have a look on Ebay Jimbolena that' where we got them from, they were used not new so I cleaned them well when I got them home. I have a small square of membrane in the bottom to stop the roots going through, then just fill them with compost. This is my second season with them, best watering system I have had.

watering systems for holiday periods

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:33

My husband got me some Auto Pots, they are fed from a water butt and the amount of water is regulated by a small float in the middle of the trays so they never get too much water. I had my fuchsias in them last year and as you can see my tomatoes in the greenhouse.  They work brilliantly and I never have to worry about my plants when I am away.

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Human irrigation system

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 18:49

All the best to you Mike, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay strong, try to keep smiling

Thompson & Morgan - issues!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 17:53

I haven't used T & M for a very long time for the very same reasons given by Smiffy G and fidgetbones. The plants I was receiving were very poor and many didn't survive. My husband worked for a Dutch flower company direct out of Holland and he said the plants shown by fidgetbones wouldn't even make it out of the auction and would end up in the bin. Surely T & M realised before the date of delivery of these plants that there was going to be a delay because of the weather and  the loss of growing time. Maybe a block email to all customers may have helped or a notice on the web site. 

I now grow everything from seed, I buy my seeds from Premier Seeds Direct on Ebay and every seed I have sown has germinated, brilliant.

Good luck with your plants everyone.

 

2014

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 18:56

Marion, just beautiful. I was over your way last weekend, wish I could have seen your garden. Your photos are lovely. Love your tulips, I still haven't got any out yet, they are all still in bud. I agree with Ed, so Beautiful.

I had to Laugh!!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:55

Love it

2014

Posted: 22/03/2014 at 21:29

I have to say Marion this one of the best threads on here, it is so interesting and full of information. Your photos as always are just lovely. Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

MONTY DON...disparu encore une fois?

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 18:46

I really like Monty and I would love a garden like his.  I know not many people have a garden as big as that, and some of the projects he has done I would just scale down suit my own garden. Gardeners World is, as always very informative and enjoyable. Keep up the good work Monty.

2014

Posted: 15/03/2014 at 18:30

Beautiful photos marion, I haven't got any tulips out yet, how lucky are you. I too have had a lovely day in the garden, the weather has been glorious here in Bournemouth. You are right marion, gardening does give you an appetite.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39625.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 My Hyacinths are just pushing out the perfume, I have quite a few dotted around the front garden, they seem to have done really well this year.

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