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Posted: 13/06/2012 at 18:17

I've got Alstroemeria's in pots and they are flowering their socks. I had them flowering right up to Christmas last year. I cut them back early in the spring and off they go again. I love them.

please suggest plants or plant types

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:12

The climbing rose I would use is Golden Showers, it has golden yellow blooms that will flower from June to October. It is a strong grower so its perfect for growing over archways or a pergola and the bonus is that it is perfumed. 

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Posted: 03/06/2012 at 18:56

Mine has arrived too.


Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:26

I have grown a Silver Birch in a pot and it is doing well as you can see. I have also got Lilacs and they flower beautifully every year. Anything can be grown in a pot if you water and feed well.



Posted: 02/06/2012 at 13:08

I have just taken this picture of my Fox Glove with a hungry Bee inside, you can just see his legs.


Name the rose

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 18:54

Click on the link figrat the photos are on photo bucket. I don't know what the roses are called but your pictures are lovely and so is your garden Karolina. 

Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 18:49
I try and grow a lot of flowers for bees, and this year I have grown forget me nots and egg plant. I hate seeing front gardens that have been concreted over and no plants at all, doing this doesn't help the wild life at all. We can all do our bit for the Bee, after all the Bee does so much for us.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:02

I always pinch my sweetpeas out before they go outside. If you keep them well watered and fed they should do fine. I feed mine with tomatoe food and seem to get lots of flowers. Here is what I am growing mine up this year, hoping for a wall of colour. Good luck with yours and keep us posted on how they get on.


Talkback: Scented plants and memory

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 18:16
Freesia always remind me of my mum. She really loved them and this year I have grown some in a pot in the greenhouse. Roses too are just the smell of summer. I have a lot of plants with scent, like happymarion for the bees and butterflies. But it is mostly Freesia, just to smell them and I close my eyes and my mum is here again.

Overwintered runner bans

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:20

I always leave my runner bean roots in the ground but I have never experienced this. I always cut them off well below soil level. I wouldn't dig it up either just to see what happens, you never know you may get the most fantastic beans you have ever had.

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