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Help and Advice

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:40

Good thinking , Mccavity

The 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:35

Probably in the same class at school.

garden design with full plants

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:34

and I havn't even had a glass of wine.!

 Sudheer I can do you a full garden design with full plants like roses. Please submit outline plan with notes on general direction, climate, overhanging trees etc.

 I only charge £200 per day.  Money up front please.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:31

I've come in because its raining again. I started to peg some washing out, only to realise OH had put it in washer , but not actually switched it on.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:29

I've just shredded the acanthus, and the sweetcorn tops , and most of the tomato plants.  Compost heaps full again.

garden design with full plants

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:25


The 7 Habits of Successful Gardeners

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:24

What are the other 3 habits, sudeer?

Mystery plant

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 14:22

How big is your greenhouse.?

The last jacaranda I saw,covered  in gorgeous blue/purple flowers, was 40 foot high.

Flowering out of season

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 12:57

I have a good crop of self sown Cerinthe major purpuracens seedlings, there is no way they will flower this year, and despite seed companies saying you can sow in August for early flowers nextyear, this lot will succumb to the frost.

Help and Advice

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 12:55

Water them in the pots they are in(stand in a bucket of water for an hour.)

 Have you checked, is the pot rootbound or  has it just been packed with peat, ie recently lifted.

Get the holes dug and plant asap. I would not try to store overwinter.

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