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Posted: 21/03/2014 at 10:07

It's ok Verdun, I've not left the rosebush in it's box - I've carefully unwrapped it - how's that for a beautifully healthy rose bush!!!  Well done Peter Beales' Classic Roses!!!

 Stacey, a coffee would be lovely - make a big pot 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 08:30
fidgetbones wrote (see)

I probably should do some housework before OH gets back. Do you think vacuum cleaners are safer than wheelbarrows?


Good to see you Fb - no leave vacuum cleaners well along - OH says I always complain that my back hurts after I've wielded the vacuum, so it's his plaything rather than mine now 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:59

Our builder should be popping round this afternoon for cake and consultation - we've got a list of odd jobs that need doing - and I may rope him in to help OH with the pond - those tree roots are getting beyond a joke and OH has other things he must be doing.  

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:46

Liam, start hardening them off - in last year's long cold spring we had self-sown Russian Giants peeking up through the melting snow!!!  

Last week I sowed some outside directly into the bed where they are to grow. 

Gardeners World TV Program

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:18

I really don't think that half an hour per week of GW is long enough to show us much practical stuff - I think it's been decided that the main focus of the programme is to inspire and encourage, and to give us some timely tips - practical demonstrations of how to do something are available all over the internet and in magazines - and of course advice is available here 

split bark on mature magnolia

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:13

I really don't think our last winter conditions were likely to cause Southwest injury 

It may well be prevalent in Canada at the moment but we've had a mild winter. 

However, the article Edd linked to does suggest other possible causes, 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 07:03

I can't imagine successfully containing a gunnera in a pot, let alone in a front garden!  They grow bigger than some trees!

 Slightly smaller plants with similar striking architectural qualities are Astilboides tabularis, Rodgersia pinnata and Rheum palmatum, but I do not know whether they would cope with a Canadian winter - maybe someone here would know? 

Garden lighting.

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 06:51

I'm afraid that I don't like coloured lighting in gardens - white or a natural looking yellowish-white light for me every time. 


Posted: 21/03/2014 at 06:48

Good morning folks!  I see I went to sleep before choccy time  

On the up side - I went into the garden this morning find that my Bonica rose was delivered yesterday - 'Oh yes' said OH, 'I knew there was something I had to tell you'   - I shall unwrap it after breakfast and inspect it etc - it should be in a container so it can wait until Tuesday for the delivery of the clematis which is going behind it, then I can plant them both at the same time. 

Seeds not germinating.

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 19:42

What are the seeds that aren't germinating?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

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New Year's Day 2014 Flower Count

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What is this ornamental tree please?

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Alcofrolic fruits for Christmas

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