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Plastic containers

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 07:58

That's what I've always done ddaisy. You can have a big statement pot and then change the plants (in their inner pots) according to season or just on a whim! 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 07/03/2016 at 07:55

Morning all/afties Pat. Chilly here as Lesley says - little bit of snow last night which has frozen. But the sun is getting up 

I'd hang fire on the bikini Dove.... you may still need a simmit under it  

RB - glad all is ok. What afright your daughter must have got. That cars banging into each other is not pleasant. 

Have you checked yourself today Liri? Are you still with us! 

Nice end to your week chicky - it'll make the days go quickly. Hope Mr chicky is ok 

Would you like my fleecy buff for the walk  Lesley. That's not a euphemism Hosta.. ....I know what you're like 

Lovely dinner made for me last night - huge strawberry pavlova. I ate too much 

Off to work soon - hope you all have a good day. 

ID bird please

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 17:10

Casing the joint Hosta  

Clematis and Collapsing Fence

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 16:07

I'd agree with chris. Cut it back, get your fence sorted and then stand back and wait. It'll soon start going again, and you'll have done it a favour. A feed, water (if necessary) and a mulch will benefit.

I had one on  a fence but I trained it back and forth so that I had the flowers - not the neighbours. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 16:04

I pruned the buddleias and split a carex, planting one good sized piece. If it lives, it lives. It couldn't stay where it was  

Bit more tidying and 'looking' but it was trying hard to snow after I washed the car. I got some bits and pieces done last weekend so not looking too bad 

Propagators, is it worth it?

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 14:31

I'd say we're about 3 or 4 weeks behind, on average,  Stephanie. With seeds - it's all in the timing! 

If you feel you can start them off now then go ahead - the worst that can happen is that the weather isn't suitable to get them outside, but you can always have a back up by sowing some more a few weeks later. I've done that in the past.  Light is often a bigger issue depending on what you're sowing.

Re the growhouses - having watched a couple of plastic ones disappear across the garden during rough weather, I tethered mine with rope to the fence! 

Plastic containers

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 14:12

Like this BL  


I got three of these for £30 a couple of years ago on a 3 for 2 offer. They're pretty good - and I reckon they'll  last well - better than terracotta ones. Lighter to shift around too. 

Gardening on Our Own

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:40

I don't have another person pansyface ..I know my place... 

I rather like being on my own - to garden or otherwise. It's very satisfying  

Plant to cover shed

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:14

Looks great BL - but the shed is a lovely setting for it too. 

Clematis of any kind would be an ideal choice - you'll need some wires or trellis for them to cling onto. There are loads to choose from. 

You could make a feature of it, rather than trying to hide it though - as BL has done Julie. 

Planting alongside alliums for a spring display

Posted: 06/03/2016 at 13:10

I use smaller shrubs like Hebes in front of mine cc. There are lots of perennials you could use too, or grasses. Geraniums are always good, Sedums - the bigger ones (iceplant)  and I've also used some of the smaller Euphorbias in front of them in a previous garden. 

The allium foliage can be a bit unsightly 

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