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Talkback: Planting to cut winter fuel bills

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:49

My house wall are 18 inches thick and the saying "they keep the house cool in summer" is true but they do not keep the house warm in winter. The disadvantage of old houses is the walls are solid so no cavity to fill with insulation. A modern house for all the walls are thin they can be insulated so in return the house is far warmer.

Bare root roses arriving tomorrow - help!

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 22:12

I had a look in my rose book and it said trim roots and give the tap root a good hard prune that will encourage fiberous roots to grow. Whats the rose called thats going in a pot as it recomends not to plant climbing rambler or shrub roses as they are too vigorus.

Bare root roses arriving tomorrow - help!

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 19:00

Put crocks in the bottom of the pots no need for anything else, and yes you can trim the roots.

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 18:58

From what I heard it was for alot of things.

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 16:27

Bitterly cold here but the sun was shinning so thought Id better go shopping in case I get snowed in again. Glad I did! all the new bulbs are in the shop so came home with a bag full. I got 10 new lillies called Innocent Lady its white and double has anyone got it. Ive searched the internet and only 2 sites in the USA come up, I tried uk search and nothing!. They seem expensive over there as 6 were about $32 I think around £20 -  I payed £10 for 10. Also bought Nerines and some Regal lilys a nice white dahlia only small flowered tho (dont like the really big ones) and Childanthus lovely perfumed yellow flowers. Got some more seeds, here they are 12p a pkt I think cheaper than the UK. Ammi visnag Nicotina sylvestris and Euphorbia Marginata the leaves are variagated. I dont know if you can grow that over there as it cant take v wet soil so I think thats most of the UK ruled out

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:35

 

I had that last Friday  -2 on Thursday Friday +16 so sat in the garden for an hour soaking it up, I never get chance the rest of the year. Sat till Tuesday cold north wind then last night snow so beware as my husband said Germany and France got snow last night too so cld be heading for you next. 

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:20

I dont really sow annuals half hardy or otherwise apart from the initial first plant. I bought an Astrantia  M 2yrs ago and notice last year I had new plants, I think there was 4 so I will replant them abit more spaced out in Spring then hopefully in another couple of yrs there will be a nice clump.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:09

Here too and we got snow last night so not impressed at all.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 23:05

Yes I have the white one.

Seeds are up

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 22:58

Yes they are.

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