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Camera Corner

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:49

 Spring native Australian flowers.  Kings Park Botanic Garden, Perth. Western Australia.


Posted: 30/12/2013 at 18:18

I have salad leaves in the greenhouse. It has been so mild, the heater has barely been on.

 It will soon be time to sow onion seeds in the greenhouse.

Ideas for this hedge to hide house!

Posted: 30/12/2013 at 14:06

The trees will help break up the outline of the slab of wall when they have leaves on in the summer.

 I wouldn't put leylandii, you just end up looking at a green slab that you have to keep under control instead.

 Yellow or variegated leaves on bushes will draw the eye to that level instead of the wall behind.

Greenhouse Spares

Posted: 29/12/2013 at 23:15

Try ringing them on 0800 169 6016.

Keter do not appear to make greenhouses any more.

  Did you mean a Keder greenhouse, the twin wall type?


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 22:58

I've been to David Austins in June. You're ok so long as you don't get hayfever.

If you need to smell all the roses before you buy, this is the place to go.


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 16:30

Kef,  If you go into your settings, then forum settings, ,it will show anyone who is blocked and you can unblock them.


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 12:59

With greenhouses, I figure the biggest you can afford or have space for. I have a 12 by 8  glass/aluminium one with high sides and double doors. Expensive at the time, but 25 years later, i've had my moneys worth. For overflow/hardening off, I am using some of the cheap metal frame and poly zip up cover type. The cover is on its way out after 2 years, but I used it to raise a load of perennials for new bit of garden, so that paid for itself.



Posted: 29/12/2013 at 12:52

The telegraph is running a" great garden giveaway"

 Yesterday was 6 dahlia bulbs for postage

today is 200 mixed summer bulbs. Problem is I cant get the links to work. So the only way will be to fill in the coupon.

Next weekend will be 20 free begonias and 18 free perennials. The offers are on until end of January. If the links start working next week I will post them. Maybe the server is still under water, or the 'puter dept are not back from Xmas yet.


Posted: 29/12/2013 at 12:19

Hmm, just been looking at January GW mag.

in clips from the forum, I appear to have been changed to "gardeninggenes."

 OH off to Newcastle to look after his mum for 2 days.His sister has texted jobs to do.  New microwave, food shopping, 2 hour drive today, 2 hour drive tomorrow. Roll on New Year.


A Holly Orchard

Posted: 28/12/2013 at 14:19

We must have giraffes around here then, cos I can see prickles 15 ft up.

 Funny thing about the variegated sort. I made decorations for table and mantelpieces, and my friend commented that she didn't want a plastic table decoration.!!!.

 I pointed out that the plastic sort isn't prickly , and this was.

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