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Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 17:48


Free tomato seeds from Heinz - attached to page 19 in Waitrose Kitchen (which is free to myWaitrose card holders, their "loyalty" card) or win from Heinz Facebook page. Think they are plum tomato.

I got these last year via facebook. They were easy to grow and tasted fantastic.

I got some seeds this year again to plant. They are currently 2" tall.



Shrubs/Plants for total shade?

Posted: 05/05/2014 at 16:58
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Sarcococca is good in shade and smells nice in winter.

Cornus mas seems to be coping as shade has overtaken it.

Choisya does surprisingly well in shade. Euonymous fortunei in all its many varieties.

Hazels are good.

 ferns, hostas, aquilegias, foxgloves, pulmonarias, dicentras, some of the  hardy geraniums, epimediums. 

Will that do for a start. I'm sure there'll be more suggestions


Ceres wrote (see)
Vinca and ivy are both good for ground cover in shade.


Thanks Nutcutlet & Ceres ....

I've got an area like this and have some of the plants you've mentioned. Should look less drab this year.

Anybody watching The Big Allotment Challenge

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 18:45

I like most was hoping to learn a few things but found it too competitive.

I like my plants to look natural and try to fit in with the surrounding wildlife rather than humanised planting. I reuse and recycle as my number one rule. my big bug for gardening started as a parent helper at my kids primary school and helping out the teachers with the gardening projects. 


Posted: 18/08/2013 at 22:35

I almost killed my clematis earlier this year, all I had was root and a small stem, put it in fresh pot and soil let is sit in a cool area of the green house, usually the floor, and with a little tlc it came back to life and is in the garden growing nicely

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 18/08/2013 at 21:16

My hostas are a few years old now and I have managed to divide some for sharing.This year (2013) got about 4 different hostas and they flowered properly for the first time.

Talkback: How to improve soil with green manure

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
I've bought a grass seed for a pice of lawn. The seed is mostly rye with something else, will this also work as a green manure?

Talkback: How to make bamboo plant supports

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:29
Very helpful article but would have liked to be able to print off a picture to take to the garden with me and to show the kids at the school I help at.

Talkback: How to make willow edging

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
Could you give a price guide?

Talkback: Make your own boot scraper

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
This looks good going to suggest it to my local primary school for their garden and of course make one for myself.
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