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Mini Christmas tree

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 18:04

I'd use John Innes No 3 Loam based compost - not only will it give the tree the correct nutrients, it will also be weightier than a fibre-based compost so will give it stability.  

Is it outside?  It will be happy and healthy outside - not too much sun - and then you can just bring it in for the duration of Christmas festivities


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:58

Oh look!  We've got a beautiful sunset, layer on layer of pinky apricot candyfloss all over the western sky - Shepherd's Delight 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:56

Fidget, make a container from thick gauge small holed wire netting and put the crocus corms in, wire the container shut  then plant the 'wire ball of crocuses' with the 'seam' underneath'.  

It defeated the squirrels when I did that in the garden where I used to work.

Nice tasting herbs

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 17:50

I agree - Parsley 

Sedum maintainance help required

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:56

Panda, have a look at sempervivums - lots of different ones, some that grow cobwebs, they flower too - perfect for a sink garden 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:51

I had a corkscrew hazel once upon a time but as you say, they just look lumpy in the summer.  

NDN have one, and have a clematis climbing over it, which camouflages the green lumpiness, but also masks the glory of its form in winter 


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:26

Newbie - should I start over ?

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:15

Ooooh, looking forward to the asparagus season - let us know how it gets on 

Small garden idea

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:11

Which way does the garden face and what is the soil like?


Posted: 08/03/2014 at 16:09

It's soft rush - juncus effusus - grows in damp meadows etc.  If you want a bog garden it's a plant, but if you want a lawn then it's a weed. 

In years gone by it was used to make 'rush lights' a cheap substitute for candles, made by soaking the pith in tallow (animal fat obtained after cooking).

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..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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Result of RHS Survey 
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plant offer in the Guardian 
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Using water from flat roof

Is it ok for veg patch? 
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The first one I've seen this year - 2014

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New gardening prog on Radio 4 Extra

Starting this Saturday 
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Pressure washer for terrace - time to buy

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Is anyone interested in meeting up for a visit? 
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A reason to get out there in the fresh air and count anything that's flowering .... 
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