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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.


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. 


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

 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

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.

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out of control kids and their parents

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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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