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Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:41

Tracey - bargains!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've finally sorted my seeds, decided I'd got all that I needed  ......................... and then ordered some more that I wanted 

Lizzie I think people have just been so keen to put lovely photos of their own on the forum just lately, that we've just showered the place with them - we'll probably get a bit more organised about where we put them  now that life is more relaxed 

Cleaning patio

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:29

Our terrace runs off onto our veg patch, herb bed and fern and rockery plants. What would be the effect of Patio Magic on them - does anyone know?  

Googling gives very ambiguous results. 

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 17:23

I'm to make a rhubarb crumble tomorrow or the next day (depending on the outcome of my visit to the dentist tomorrow morning) 

Pound Shop Lupins

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:27

Yes I'd let the shoots just peek out - I'd pot them up in pots for now and put them in a sheltered place outside -  it'll make it easier to keep an eye out for slugs on the new tender shoots - maybe even spread some sharp sand over the surface of the compost, slugs don't like it  - then plant them out when they're bigger.

Nice to get the under gardener involved - I'm training mine up too 

More Plant I-D's please.

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 16:22

And behind that Yucca you've got winter flowering jasmine 

Pruning raspberries

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 15:54

I've never grown blackberries intentionally, having always lived near plenty of wild ones - however, you treat them like summer fruiting raspberries as they fruit on wood grown the previous years - so I'd leave them until you're sure the tip halves are really dead.  It won't be too long now before leaves being to sprout - then you'll have confirmation of death or not.  If dead then yes, clip the dread stuff off. 

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo'

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 15:47

Nut, RHS says it's suckering - maybe if the top growth is kaput the roots may throw up some new shoots 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 15:45

If you don't want to do as Bob suggests - and to be honest that's what I'd probably do, and then put 18" of trellis on the top and grow climbers up it - but if you don't want to fence I'd grow either a mixed native hedge or a beech or holly hedge - either will take a while to get to the height you want, but that's the choice you have - the height and consequent horrors of Leylandii or a slower growing but easier to control hedge which is good for wildlife. 


Posted: 23/02/2014 at 14:00

Gardeners Question Time on Radio 4 in a min folks!!!

Music in the Garden

Posted: 23/02/2014 at 13:59

Gardeners Question Time on Radio 4 in a min folks!!!


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