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Seed prices

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 13:18

I have noticed that Urwins prices are very much increased ,I think £1.99 is far too much for a pkt of seeds,some cheaper ones do as well like the ones at B+Q but you don't get the variety.All the more important to collect seed if you can.

Sawfly -Gooseberries

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:16

yes make sure there is open spaces in the bushes so as the air can flow between the branches (sawflies don't like this) and I would and I do give one spray to prevent them taking hold.

Mixing lilys bulbs

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:12

I have these two and they are lovely but mine are in two separate pots but next to each other they compliment each other. mind the lily beetle.


Posted: 15/03/2014 at 16:42

do not water with tap water unless it has stood for 24hrs as they do not like the chemicals in it they like rain water,heat,misting,and grow in bark as they grow on trees.do not water until bone dry and do not leave standing in water.like a bright but not too sunny a spot and you feed them when in flower with orchid feed or tomato feed once a month.

Excessive cost of seeds

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:54

I find the branded seeds very expensive for such few seeds especially when you collect seed there is so many to a pod.Cheap seeds or unbranded seeds are sometimes the best and good value.


Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:51

I have watched rooks and other birds building their nests ,They look so funny tugging at twigs and carrying too big sticks back to build their nests.

Holly hedge from cuttings

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 20:47

I planted small holly bushes from seedlings in the garden.

Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:35

lovely to have the programme back but the sound went and spoiled it .

Okay to place water butt against house wall?

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:32

one of mine is next to the house and collects all rain water and runs off on to the second  water butt which then flows into the pond to keep it clear,and long as it is fix well its fine,ours as been there for years no problem.

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 16:29

they do like a warm sunny spot and do not over water if at all until you see growth.

Discussions started by flowering rose

plastic taking over the garden.

the growth of plastic flowers 
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wild flowers

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I agree ,fruit trees bring a lot of joy to a garden. The blossom is beautiful and looks confetti and the seeing the fruit on trees looks mar... 
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next season

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have we fall out of love with the front garden? 
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getting those plants in before the storm

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the best buy

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Talkback: How to tackle house plant flies

sounds good advice about watering less and covering with gravel.I had noticed it was better when I did this so good to confirm. 
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perparing for next year

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