Flower bird

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Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 13:04
Well my dream list would be......... Peonies...........Japanese anemomes....mmmmmm........orchids (if I could get outside growing ones).......errrmm.....bedding geraniums (absolutely love!).........packet of wild flower seeds........wild primroses........poppies..........bluebells.......COSMOS definitely!!!!.......annnd..........lavender!!!!! That's it.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:59
Fingers crossed we get a good summer Holly.

Rented property - new to gardening

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:24
That really has the potential to be really lovely. I wish it was mine!!! Can't advise because I think there are people better qualified on the site to give you advice. It really is a nice little speck you have there william and I am sure you will enjoy watching it take shape. Maybe reading some gardening books will help. Alan titch marsh has some good ones out and not expensive. I found going through these books gave me ideas and it really was a very enjoyable journey.

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:15
I buy my magazine over the counter so I haven't had that problem. Wasn't going to sew any yet but seeing as some of you guys have sewn your cosmos seeds think I may have a go. Must admit I do like the colour they picked for free seeds. I think just white would be quite nice. I am thinking of growing these for a nursing home garden I look after. I think cosmos are quite beautiful. Anyway daydaisy I hope you get your seeds soon.

my pictures

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:05
Oh....what lovely snaps and garden , I'm jealous. It's absolutely gorgeous Verdun.

Talkback: Early seed sowing

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:00
I've just posted onto the wrong conversation, should have post on to sewing seeds indoors....never mind, am not writing it out again....think I will make myself a Cup of tea.....I must need it!

Talkback: Early seed sowing

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 16:52
I have had some success with seeds but a lot end up in the bin. I only have window ledges to grow them on this time of the year. Have been successful sometimes with bizzie Lizzies and cosmos. Mind you I grew some hydrangeas from seed last year.
I think some of my failures may be due to sewing too early and maybe not enough light.
Have collected some loo rolls so will have a go at sewing some sweet peas in them. My first batch have flopped......very tall with not a leaf in sight. They were about 6" tall.....ha ha....definitely a problem.....I think the root of success is not to give up and to keep
trying.......but there again it's also recognising what you can achieve and what you can't.

Winter wonders

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 15:39
I can take good nature photographs but can never get a decent one of a bird.

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 14:08
I cleared out my cupboards ages ago and put in the hall what I wanted to get rid of.......they are still there!

Fork Handles

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 13:40
That's a lot of plants Lizzie, can't image the size of your garden, must be massive. It's good that you can sell off your surplus for charity, it's a really nice thing to do.

Discussions started by Flower bird

Flower indentification

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Damaged camelia

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I have no idea what this is...

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Does anyone know what the name of this plant is?

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Plagues of caterpillars each year on our geraniums

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How to save my geraniums form crawlers eating them

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Spellcheck taking over and no emails

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Talkback: Spring jobs in the garden

Hi Pippa, enjoyed your blog......I went to see the garden I look after today, I haven't been there for a few weeks so it was a nice surpris... 
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Bedding plants

Safe to take a chance 
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Hardening off

Geranium cuttings 
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Top soil feed for shrubs

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First day of spring

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Continuation of slugs

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