franco6832


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Cosmos problems!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 09:47
Verdun wrote (see)
Wood green, I share your fondness for the whites.....I grow these in groups. When sun shines they just glisten. And in partial shade they light up the area.
I grow colours too but wait to see what they are and match them up.
Funnily enough.....contrary to how I previously thought....they do better in good soil. I pre-empt their increased vigour by further pinching. ( great believer in the Chelsea chop and regular pinching out)


I dont think the chelsea chop will work this year with the terrible weather we are having.lol. Apart from tete-a-tete in flower, nothing is really romping away yet.lol

Cats

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 09:42

bloody cats.. they should be kept on a leash like dogs. its so fustrating and soul destroying when they use yr garden as toilet and dig up plants you have newly planted. sometimes i feel like chasing them and kicking them in the backside but i never close enough. i wish i could transform myself as a cat and leave a big dump infront of their owners door.lol

Advice

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 11:44

Arthur Bowers multi-purpose is rubbish this year. It is  about 50percent shredded bark and pieces of plastic. I took up an offer of 5 bags for £15 and it was utterly disgraceful the kind of stuff in the bags. I am going to use it as mulch when the weather improves. total waste of cash.

Purples in my garden but what colour for you?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 13:22

everything goes in my garden. i just have to master the knack of  colours that match or contrast but look good. better than a garden filled with junk and rubbish

Offers

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:43

All gardeners are plantaholics at heart and can't resist a bargain. I have so much seedlings that i need to find space for, plugs, dahlia and begonias yet  to go in; yet i cant resist the impulse bargain plant at the garden center that needs a bit of TLC. Yesterday, i went to get Jeyes already mix and came home with a fern.  I am spending more money on the garden than i spend on myself, not to mention the money spent on the birds.

cats!!

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 15:33

i started using the Jeyes ready mix yesterday. only time will tell. if it works, i am getting a whole gallon.

Offers

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:39

T&M are cheap, but their packaging is not so good. They send their plants thru royal mail as such the plants are not handled with care. i got some plug plants of mixed perennials today, some of them had no soil at all on the roots due to mishandling and there was no labeling of any kind. i am waiting for the plugs to get a bit bigger so i can take photos and ask for some help to identify the plants.

SNOW!

Posted: 24/03/2013 at 18:47

i am scared for all the perennials and buds that started to appear. i checked this morning, and some have been burnt by the the cold weather. spring has been postponed indefinitely, i suppose.  end of winter then straight to summer. 

Hosta's

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 12:28

hi folks. if i use powdered garlic and boiling hot water will it still work the same way as boiling the cloves of garlic in water? My OH is very house proud, so i there not even dream of boiling garlic in the house.lol.

 I love hostas but i am always plagued by slugs and snails.

Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 17/03/2013 at 20:31

I live  in surrey.violas,  tete-a-tete, hellebores and primrose in flower. crocus battered to the ground by the rain.( dont think i will get a good showing, been wet for too long, probably started to rot. the purple ones are very strong and long lasting, yellow ones go over first) tulips,alliums, lilies and agapanthus already in leaf. large flowered daffs just beginning to open. planted some fritallaries last autumn, which is showing a lot of promise. cant wait for proper spring to arrive. the cold and wet weather is making my winter garden fever worse.lol

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