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Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 22:28

Hi Nic, 

I live in quite a rural area.  I would love a quality garden centre near me that offered quality local organic material (mulch type - manure etc), quality plants and quality advice all of which at competitive prices.  I often find myself googling online for compost etc trying to find the most economical way around it.  I'd love so much to have a one stop shop and massively support local.  One quality of being local, you would have great knowledge of soil conditions.

I am very new to gardening so perhaps I don't know the good tricks of the trade yet, or maybe I'm wrong in what I'm thinking.

Weed or flower?

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:07

I've also heard that alliums are good companion plants for fruit trees, and they look fab.

remind me please

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 11:04

Sounds like you'll have a fantastic show next year if all pull through.  I'm tempted to grow from seed myself but lacking confidence at the moment.  Would be great to see pics next year when they come through

Blooms in November

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:49

Yes we are too (Swansea).  Dahlias have finally finished flowering this week.  

I notice you bring your flowers indoors, we've been doing the same but seem to introduce caterpillars, earwigs etc at the same time.  Any ideas on how to prevent them from entering the house with the flowers?  


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 10:32

We have daff shoots already.  Never seen them out so soon before.  I assume it's the mild weather?

Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:22

Thanks Verdun.  I think I'll try digging up with as much of the soil as I can and try giving them a bit of TLC.  In pots I should be able to protect them a lot easier.  The above are on a plot of land just outside property so perhaps I'll plant something a little less vulnerable next year.  

Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:10

Thanks TreeHugger.  They are in varying degrees.  There are some bits of leaves left on some but two or three of the plants look very pitiful.  





  They look awful but they were the highlight of my display

Dahlias and Slugs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:24
My newly planted dahlias have been eaten back to the stems. Is there any way I can rescue them? I've tried egg shells and other organic methods to no avail. Unable to use pellets. I wondered if I should dig them up, put it pots and care for them that way but not sure if digging them up would do more damage. Thanks in advance, Emma

Getting rid of Bindweed

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 22:00

Thanks all for the comments above.  I'm in a new garden and discovered bindweed the last week.  It's come up very rapidly and is everywhere.  I've spotted as many of the plants/shoots with Roundup gel in the hope that it will die back.  Digging it up would be a nightmare as it is twined around so many other plants that are delicate and I'd like to keep.  

Any chance that if I use enough gel on enough plants it will make an impact for future seasons?  Obviously where possible I will try to dig up as well.  

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Dahlias and Slugs

Slugs have destroyed my dahlias 
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