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Hydrangea Magical Amethyst

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 13:15

Hi Jacqui 

Can you tell us a bit more - where did you plant it, what is the soil like, does that spot get sun, shade etc and what sort of weather have you been having since you planted it?

Also, if you could show us a photo that'd be really helpful - to post a picture on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and follow the instructions. 

Strawberry Spinach?

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 13:08

Never tried it myself although I know someone who grew it but wasn't bowled over by it - info here http://blog.smartgardener.com/plant-profiles/strawberry-spinach 

Bernie Bungs BBC Bosses

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:38

The F1 gets the TV coverage it does because of the sponsorship - companies pay vast amounts of money to get their logos on TV - consequently huge events can be staged, paid for by the sponsors, and it costs the TV companies relatively little to film and commentate about it.  

If gardening shows were sponsored by the likes of Martini, Vodafone and the like they'd be on our TVs 7 days a week 

Mankind and trees

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 11:10


I'd love to read about your time at Oxleas Woods Mike 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:37

I've found a Prunus hillieri Spire at Ashridge,  http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/standard-large-trees/trees-for-small-gardens/cherry-prunus-spire  

but not a Prunus cerasifera oakville Crimson Spire  

Can you let us have the link please Skodaboy67 

Square Foot Raised Gardens

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:25

I would not use bought potting compost for raised beds - it just goes thin and dusty too soon and doesn't retain moisture - I would use a mix of equal parts good soil, homemade compost and farmyard manure.  It will be fantastic. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 10:16

Washing on the line, goldfinches and chaffinches singing, jays robbing the blackbirds nest 

Topsoil help needed

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:20

That'll be fine as a soil conditioner Steve - stir it about, dig it in 

looking for prunus!

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:19
skodaboy67 wrote (see)

prunus cerasifera oakville crimson spire is the name you are looking for  flemings nurseries is one place you might try

As has already been established, Flemings are in Australia - the request is for a supplier for the UK. 

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