Latest posts by gardeningfantic

large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 14:57

@patty3.. i have to agree.. he comes along with shrubs and roses and plants in barrow loads, and you can see they come from garden centre.. and i cant afford that.. most of all my plant have come from growing from seed or cuttings..

As much as i lvoe MOnty he does forget that not all of us have gardens as large as an airfield!! and i must say not happy it is last show toady of GW. it doesnt seem to have been so good this year.. too much going off and looking at stuff and not enough actual gardening

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 14:51

@davidK that rose is to die for.. absolutely gorgeous..

Bird feeders

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 14:50

@still learning.. to stop the crows and that in yr garden.. get a pice of cork or something you can stick feathers into.. gather up black and grey feathers stick them in it and hang it in the tree not too close to the feeders thous.. this has worked n my garden... also dont put food out on easy reach feeders.. use one with small perches they cant get ont them.. thou they give it a good damn go..

Bird feeders

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 14:47

mine are full.. al types of sparrows, gold finches, blackbird robins, blue tits.. they are eating like crazy.. to the fact taht i have to fill up my 4 feeders every otehr day.. and they are 6 perch feeders!! 2 of each sunflower hearts and wild bird seed and one with peanuts in and the niger for the gold finches.. thou they love the sunflower hearts..

and today a white and black woode pecker.. and last night a badger which has been so kind to airate my lawn for me!!!

Too late to plant my bulbs?

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 14:44

can i ask about planting tulips.. i have several bags to plant.. and as my garden is under construction at mo I am planting htem in 9cm pots one to each.. now this is great as i can then plant them in their pots where i want them when my borders are ready.. hopefully!!!..

but i want to ask.. when they are finished can i take them out and split the bulbs.. i have had deflicking info on this.. one said just keep the main bulb and the biggest one next to it, one said keep only the big one next to main bulb.. and throw away the others.

Which do i keep.. and pot on for next year.. the main bulb planted now, will it ever flower again..and is it ok to bury the pots in the ground then lift them after flowering is over.?

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 15/11/2013 at 14:39

mine also arrived.. and i got 4 free but different ones.. actually all pinks and reds.. so happy with that.. as suit my colour scheme.. no voucher again thou.

yes the lady at gardens world was super.. once she got involved i got a fast reply from mr fothergills.. so well done and great work.


black fly and Green fly

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 15:07

i have been given some seeds to a plant called "the shoofly plant" and i have been toldif you grow one in yr greenhouse it keeps them away. hence the name.. i will be tryingthis out next year.. i have seeds if nayone wants some.

What would you treat yourself to?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 15:00

I would get a weeping cherry tree or an abstract sculpture for the garden.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:57

my giant scabious, penstemons, rose, and verbena rigida..


Help needed to plant and screen off 5 metre garage next door

Posted: 07/11/2013 at 14:55

i was think the same.. rather high and surprised planning allowed it.. did you not get notification of it.. it you did check our the details on that first..


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