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Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 18:50

You've really brightened that corner up Hefty. I hope the residents appreciate it.

Any ideas what to do with this patch?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:48

cottage garden style. ?

You should get at least 20 perennials for £100.

Its a bit late now, but if it was Spring I would put an annual meadow mix on it, maybe attract the butterflies with a buddleja or two.

flowers for digitalis

Posted: Yesterday at 17:33

If you over feed a plant, you get a lot of leaves and less flowers. Most composts should have some feed in them, but a once a week watering with a teaspoon of phostrogen in a watering can full of water will be ok.

Any ideas what to do with this patch?

Posted: Yesterday at 17:27

Is it shady? If so I would get rid of the cordyline? triffid thingy and plant it up with hellebores, bulbs for spring and fox gloves, and a few hardy geraniums.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:24

I made some Blackcurrant vodka last year. We haven't tried it out yet, I didn't bottle it until March.

I did freeze five pounds of Blackcurrants yesterday. I have another bush to pick yet.


Posted: Yesterday at 17:04

I spent an hour watering this morning, then it started raining,  so we went shopping.

I got a new bed in the sale and a discount on the sale price with a voucher  code I found online. It was supposed to be used on the website, but the woman in the shop didn't argue. If she did I was going to walk out and order it online, after I had tested all the beds in the shop of course. Verdun would be proud of me.

Then we went into Nottingham and bought a new laptop to replace the current one which was bought in 2007 and can't be updated any more.(3 years free warranty at John Lewis) Hubby is setting it up while I get to use the old one.

I suppose  I had better see what is in the freezer for dinner.

Websites and books on woodland garden design??

Posted: Yesterday at 16:52

I was going to say Beth Chattos woodland garden book, but obelixx has beaten me to it.

flowers for digitalis

Posted: Yesterday at 16:45

You have a seedling for this year. It will probably flower next year. Give it more space, either a pot that size on its own, or a nice space in the garden. The leaves may spread around a 15 inch diameter circle, before flower. When it flowers , it erupts from the centre.

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 16:36

I'm in the process of collecting aquilegia seed.

Just need a dry day now.

Planting in 3s - spacing

Posted: Yesterday at 16:32

Lavender I would plant the three in a triangle a foot apart. Generally it depend on the pot size. If they have come in six inch pots, plant as a triangle with a foot in between to allow each plant to  spread. If they are smaller plants in smaller pots, plant closer together.That gives the effect of a larger plant maybe two or three years older. Very often what you think are larger plants that you buy from the garden centre are three cuttings in a pot grown on to look like a larger plant.

Do not stick other plants between them.

If you are going for a prairie effect, then  you matrix the plants with a larger space between them, so one flush of flowers is followed by a later flush of something else, and you cut the first lot down.

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