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Latest posts by gardeningfantic

Keeping cosmos

Posted: 10/09/2012 at 13:59

i grow them every year.. this year i had pink fizz a lovely one and dicot.. likeyou one white with purple edges and a mixed whites and pinks and dark pink.. mine all grow to bout 4ft and get very bushy..

but i never keep them over winter they are really an anuual.. i collect the seeds from the last flwoer heads and sow them next year.. i have not had any cross pollinate as yet.


 Pink Fizz


 and didcot.

Aftercare of geums

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:18

@budlea63.. my mums swears by chicken pellets.. wheni asked her why her phlox look so much better than mine.. she said "chicken Pellets" they are really good. and i thin i must no invest in some.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:17

woke up to sea fog/mist this morning..chilly.. but now all gone adn blue skies with sunshine.. not a breath of air. temperature meant to get upto 24 or so today.. so out in teh garden pricking out seedlings before it gets to that temp.

have a good day what ever you are doing to you all.


Not received September Issue of GW Mag..

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 08:13

@zoomer44.. oh right.. sorry.. i was not awake yesterday.. spent it in a daze i hav since been able to get through on that info.. so thank you.

Not received September Issue of GW Mag..

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 10:39

Daniel.. i have tried that email addi and it is not being recognised..


Aftercare of geums

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 10:32

i bought mine from little garden center i use if i want something.. and i got them in 9cm pots for £1 each.. and orange one and red one.. neither have flowered.. but my mums i bougt her at same time.. have flowered.. they are in the sun all day.. mine are shady as recommended on label..

Not received September Issue of GW Mag..

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 20:12

was wondering if i am alone in not getting it yet or is anyone else in same boat.. i normally get it in the  second to last or last week of the previous month..

Aftercare of geums

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 20:07

i also had not one flower on mine.. so must be weather.

Hosta splitting

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 11:30

i split mine end of feb.. i just stick them in normal compost with some home made stuff to. then i give  them a leaf feed liquid which gives them a boots.. but i have only ever had one die on me.. they are quite tought plants..

Hellebore - Something Lovely in The Middle of Winter

Posted: 07/09/2012 at 08:36

yeah..very hot was 23 yesterday here and getting hotter.. i had to hose the garden last night as everything is drooping.. and the lawn almost all brown now.. except in the shaded garden it still hanging in there. we have not had rain since 2 august and that was not much.. and some weeks before that when had it last.  butts are empty now and getting desperate over here.

Discussions started by gardeningfantic

GW free tulips in oct issue

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Talkback: Putting hardy gerberas to the test

i love these i have had them for the last 3 years and they do very well.. dont even mind snow.. i split mine last year as they had got pot f... 
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i got yr messges 
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Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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Talkback: Cockchafers

we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they ar... 
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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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allium bulbs...should I split them

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Can you tell me what these gorgeous tulips are called...

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Can anyone tell me what this is plese...

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Do you have to have pick out points...

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