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Latest posts by franco6832

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 20:15

i have a 10 foot trampoline with the same problem. i have daffodils,snowdrops, crocus, fritalaria, anemones, ferns, iris reticulata, primrose, lantern rose and other bits and bobs planted underneath. i leave the main metal structure in place and take off the black cover in autumn. i only put it back around Apr/May by which time most of the flowers would have gone over. Some of the bulbs have been in there for years but a few have been added to turn it into a sort of woodland area. i would try and take some photos morrow.

Tree Roots / Fence Posts

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 16:03

just get an axe and chop off the small bits and cover with mulch and plant up a large pot with trailing plants and place on the stump  to draw attention from the stump, but u will still have to tidy the broken  fences to tidy up the garden. A lick of paint might do the trick. good luck.

Tomato Seedlings Have Wilted??

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 19:52

had the same problem with my tomatoes. i will try a new batch next week.

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 Apart from tete-a-tete in flower, nothing is really romping away


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


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


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.


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.


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.

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