Dovefromabove


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Gardening 101

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 10:04

Yes you'll piss the ants off, but they'll be fine and move around the garden.  There's no need to be concerned about them.

That garden's got huge potential and it's obviously had some money spent on it in the past - those steps and rocks will have cost quite a bit.  Dig the soil over, incorporate lots of organic matter -  manure, compost etc and plant some herbaceous perennials and small shrubs - check how much sunlight the different parts of the garden gets so you don't plant sun - lovers in the shade - and yes, get that sycamore out now!!! 

Let us know how you're getting on 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:57

Wasn't it the Mail that told us to expect 'icy blasts' this weekend 

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:44

I think the difficulty is that those of us with experience have reasonable idea when things should be planted in our own gardens in the pertaining weather conditions - however weather and soil conditions vary so widely in the UK I doubt we could do more than the guides given on seed packets. 

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:17

Susiejenny - re queries - that's where this forum is so helpful, and both the GW programme and this magazine have What to do now sections. 

As for your hydrangea - what's the difficulty with getting it out of the pot?  Does the pot narrow at the top? 

Tagetes minuta

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:14

Wikip reveals that it is also known as Stinking Roger, and that its sap can cause skin irritation and photodermatitis so even if it works on the weeds, it's a plant to be cautious around.

gardeners world

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:08

I love it when children are interested in plants - apart from the horticulture side of things, it teaches them so much about life e.g. consequences and patience and stoicism.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:07

Morning Wintersong    Oooh a baker eh?  Yum, I love good bread 

I'd been taking my toms and courgettes out to the mini greenhouse during the day and bringing them back to the house at night, but it's turned really cool yesterday and today so they're staying indoors on the windowsills today and until daytime temps pick up again. 

Pruning advice for Winter Honeysuckle

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 09:02

But remember, pruning usually results in more growth.  L. fragrantissima is potentially quite a large shrub reaching 2.5m x 2.5m in 10 years - if you prune it now it will grow some more this year - if you keep pruning it you will lose the flowers next year - is yours in the best place for it to be shown to it's best advantage? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 08:51

Good morning Lily and Verdun and anyone I've missed   

Just been out to top up the bird feeders - goldfinches chattering at me to hurry up 

It seems a tad chilly out there .... 9.3C at the moment - it only went down to 8.3 overnight but I think tonight will be a different story, although tonight's Met Office forecast for East Anglia has eased somewhat

".... A mainly clear and dry night allowing temperatures to decrease quickly after dusk, to give a touch of frost in some rural areas overnight. Winds easing through the night. Minimum Temperature 3 °C.....

I'm still going to fleece the fig and gooseberry bushes - they all have fruit on 

I've decided that your optimism is infectious Verdun 

Help save my front yard!

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 08:00

We'll also need to know what kind of garden you like - just shrubs and some groundcover, or do you want flower beds, herbaceous perennials etc, or a cottage-style garden with maybe some fruit and vegetables as well. 

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

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