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Latest posts by franco6832

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

Spring -summer

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 19:44

what about oriental poppies or peonies? they flower early summer and their flowers are delicate and gorgeous


Posted: 30/01/2013 at 18:03

well, i have my snowdrops in the grass and they still come up every year. i make sure i cut the grass low before winter and the snowdrops flower and disappear before i cut the grass in spring. i just checked today and they are ready to burst into flower and my iris reticulatas are also unfurling their dark blue flowers. cant wait for the next few weeks. so much to look forward to. roll on spring.

Talkback: Plans for a garden

Posted: 26/01/2013 at 19:00

i would love to have a wonderful front garden in the summer, but the bloody neighbourhood asbo cats keep using the garden as their toilet. i guess its only going to be pots and bulbs in the grass.

Cut Flowers for September Wedding Bouquet?

Posted: 22/01/2013 at 16:56

try dahlia, rosa william and kate, crysanths, cornflower and some cosmos.

gardener's world offers?

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 14:10

thanks for yr suggestions. will get on to supplier and hope i get something back.

gardener's world offers?

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 13:00

what do u do about free gardener's world offers that die? do u go back and ask for replacement or just take it in your stride? i took the 4 free poppies offer, but they were old stock and only two has produced leaves, the other two have rotted and have been disposed off. any advice?


Posted: 08/01/2013 at 16:25

not ideal for a small town garden and forget me not"

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 13:11

I was born in africa, so when i was young we always planted veg like peppers, corn, tomatoes and we had a lot of fruit trees like guava, mangoes,pears, pawpaw, bananna and plantain. when i first moved to the uk i only lived in flats till i got my own house and garden in 2006. it was just rubbish, brambles and a diseased apple and pear tree. over the years the garden has been transformed into my place of solace and oasis from the hussle and bussle of city life. my kids and OH always say i talk to my plants and give the plants more love than them. lol. I have tried to get them interested with no luck, so i have let them be. I am a plantaholic and always keep buying plants on the hoof so there is always winging of the garden being full of plants with no where to i have definately caught the bug and get withdrawal syndrome around this time of year. The first thing i do every morning, is draw the curtains and gaze at my bare paradise with yearning and anticipation for the coming season. roll on spring, just cant wait to get out there and be one with nature again. I am sure my neighbours think i am bonkers or a pervert when i am standing still watching a garden which is virtually bare soil now, but in my mind i know how the garden looks in its full glory.Even as i watch the bare soil, i smile to myself knowing the beauty of what is hidden in the soil and what to expect in the coming season. lol, maybe i am just mad like my neighbours think. lol

New fence has ruined my garden, please help!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 12:45

do i take it that, the original garden was on somebody's property? i am a bit confused. it was a very nice garden, i must admit.

Discussions started by franco6832

what is this giant in my garden

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What is this tree?

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allium purple sensation and irises taking over my small garden

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gardener's world offers?

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when is the best to mulch/improve the soil

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