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Welcome to the garden design forum

Posted: 09/01/2012 at 18:03

Happymarion, those pictures are just beautiful and just what we need to see on a grey  January day. They just make you long for that lovely hot summer day and to try it in my own garden. I do get a lot of bees in my garden but I may try a small patch in my garden.  I love your blogs Happymarion.

Plants still in flower

Posted: 09/01/2012 at 17:38

I still have Fuchsias flowering in my front garden and lobelia which I grew from seed last year. My spring bulbs are popping through aswell. As much I like this very mild weather we could do with some cold weather to rid us of all the bugs.It is nice to go out into the garden thought, not knowing what you are going to see growing next. If this weather keeps up we will mowing lawn before we know it. 

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 07/01/2012 at 18:27

Laneylop, I always start my toms off on the kitchen window cill. Just fill a small pot with multipurpose compost and sow your seeds and just put a plastic over it and you should soon see your seedlings coming through. When they a large enough to handle transplant them to small single pots and pop them into your greenhouse, they should be fine. Keep an eye on them to make sure they don't get too wet. Hope this helps.

Talkback: How to grow tomatoes from seed

Posted: 06/01/2012 at 18:16

You can also grow marigolds with Tomatoes as these also help to keep the white fly away. Lynette100, I also to took over from my Dad when he died, thats how I really got into gardening. I got most of the information I needed from Gardeners World on the TV and the magazine, I didn't have a computer then in 1989. Good Luck and stick with it.

New site - bugs

Posted: 05/01/2012 at 18:43

Thank you Daniel.

Talkback: Growing hebes

Posted: 05/01/2012 at 18:41
Hi Kate, I've got a lovely Hebe growing around the base of a conifer. It came as small plant, now it is really beautiful. When it is in flower it comes out in a white flower, I have no idea what its name is, but it just gets covered in bees, they love it. I have also got purple one growing in a pot that I bought at an auction and that also flowers really well. I don't do a lot to them just trim them back after flowering but they reward me with such a beautiful display. Just lovely.

New site - bugs

Posted: 30/12/2011 at 18:23

The What to do Now section is stuck on May, can you help?

Talkback: Twelve gardening jobs for Christmas

Posted: 28/12/2011 at 15:44
Quite a few of the things on your list Adam I did a while ago. I thought I would tidy the shed before the cold weather came so I did that back in November. I must admit that when New Year is over and the Christmas decs are put away for another year, I start to get that feeling of excitement about getting out into the garden and sowing seeds again and getting colour back into the garden. As the weather has been so mild, I've still got a rose flowering its socks off. Happymarion you are correct, we are so lucky to have such good gardening weather this time of year.
Happy New Year Everyone.

Talkback: Robins

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 18:08
I've got a Robin that comes into my garden every day, he is always the first one at the feeders in the morning and is always the last to leave in the evening. 4Kate, I have heard that story as well, I agree with you, that is why they are associated with Christmas, and Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a Robin or two.

Talkback: Wind

Posted: 14/12/2011 at 18:09
It's been very windy here in Dorset too. luckily I haven't had anything damaged just a couple of pots blown over. More high winds are forecast for tonight so I've been outside to check that everything is secured, hopefully tomorrow everything should be where it should be.

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Talkback: Early seed sowing

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