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House plants

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 07:12

So you're talking about a shady corner in a centrally heated room, you'll need something quite large  for it to have any 'presence' and avoid being a trip hazard - looks like a Monstera Deliciosa would fit the bill, or a Ficus Benjamina 


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 06:57

I've not started thinking about bulbs yet - shall do so at the weekend and put up with whatever I can get at the three GCs nearby.  I'm only going to do bulbs in pots this year - next year I shall have more time to plan and plant, and I'll have the big new border in the front to fill.

I need to get some Panola plants for a tub on the front porch - I think I'll underplant them with either hyacinch or tulips, and then I'll do something similar for the terrace.  I really need some more big pots - I've managed to fill most of the ones I've got with semi-permanent planting (sempervivums and sedums).


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 06:31

Good morning all   Jolly damp underfoot here in Norfolk, but a dry gardening day promised for those who don't have to go to work - I've got tomorrow and Friday off when rain is forecast 

Qqqqqqqquite exciting........

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 06:20

I'm waiting for a parcel from M&S - not quite as exciting as plants, but at least I'll have some warm jumpers. 

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 06:18

I bought a few well-grown seedlings when I visited - so looking forward to seeing the flowers 


Posted: 18/09/2013 at 06:15

Moss grows in shady damp places - not the sort of spot that would be good for bulbs.

What about bark chippings ?

Comunal Yard

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:48

I would stay away from artificial grass - the grey will set off red/orange/yellow/green plants really well, and it'll be much easier to sweep up fallen leaves etc from concrete than from plastic grass.    

I think that bamboo looks really good and gives some height, so I'd have some more of those, and maybe an acer, some pots of extravagant looking grasses and lots of pots of colourful flowers 

Protecting Chard and Spinach

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:42

I sowed 2 rows of chard direct into the veg plot last autumn - one row spent the winter under a mini - polytunnel type cloche - the other row stood unprotected under a couple of feet of snow for at least two months.  Despite me trying to make sure the ones under the cloche got plenty of ventilation etc, they succumbed to mildew.  The row that spent the winter 'out in the weather' survived to produce lots of pickings in the spring.  

This year I've sowed two rows of Swiss Chard into the veg patch and will leave them to look after themselves 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:37

Hello folks   spending the evening drooling over seed catalogues 

What do I do with these seedlings?

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 21:34

Now you come to mention it Nut, no - it's for 2013    Maybe they'll send me the 2014 one when it's ready ....

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