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Perennial plug plants

Posted: 24/11/2015 at 13:07

The end of season special offers tempted me and I now have loads of tiny plugs which I have potted up and left in the greenhouse.  Problem is the weather has been so awful I don't want to go out there twice every day to ensure the necessary ventillation. I really expected them to be much bigger.  

Anyone else a sucker for so called bargain offers who now regrets it?


Posted: 24/11/2015 at 07:54

Criticising Monty is close to blasphemy in my book.  

Tulip plating panic

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 21:40

I do exactly the same with my bulbs as you Bee witched but get my florist pots free from Asda.  They are just thrown out so they are glad to be rid of them and they last a few years before going brittle.  The tallest ones are great for tomatoes.

Roof ideas please...

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 21:04

Runnybeak, want you to know I loved your bungalow comment even if nobody else has shown appreciation.

Extending a bed from 1m to ...more

Posted: 25/10/2015 at 20:54

My back garden was just grass when the children were young but once they outgrew it I bought a huge load of topsoil and created scalloped beds round the perimeter by simply dumping it on top of the grass.  Worked a treat though I didn't have hard pan issues.   

Edible, poisonous, hallucogenic?

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:47

Good morning Dovefromabove and thank you for your advice.   I do enjoy peeking into corners to discover what wonderful fungal landscape has appeared since yesterday so I shall happily leave them to the fairies.

Can anyone ID please

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:37

Could it be a blue pimpernel?

Edible, poisonous, hallucogenic?

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 07:10

Thank you pansy face,  I mulched the garden with about four inches of wood chips last winter. Thought it would provide a warm blanket, increase the organic matter and suppress weeds but I seem to have started a mushroom farm!

Can I leave well alone or should I be doing something about it?

Edible, poisonous, hallucogenic?

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 21:59

They are everywhere and I don't know what to do about them.  It would be lovely if they were edible but I am very wary when it comes to fungi.  Any experts out there?


when to start growing

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 20:02

Hi marksman,  I hope that when you plant your seed in the spring that you are successful but I have not been very successful myself with tagetes, no idea why.  Be prepared to buy seeds if germination doesn't occur within a few weeks.  Not as satisfying but at least the bought seeds will be true to type.

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Edible, poisonous, hallucogenic?

Mystery mushrooms taking over. 
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Should I be afraid?.

Mystery visitor spreading through the border 
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Identification gratefully appreciated

Mystery spreading plant 
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Autumn flowering wallflowers

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Winter project

Magical fairy garden for my granddaughters 
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Shredded branches as mulch?

Adding organic matter or depleting plants of nutrients? 
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Thinking of surrendering 
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Squirrel with taste for crocosmia 
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