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Something of an apology.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:42

Hoping to hit a few more NGS gardens next year in my area (Rickmansworth). Did my first one this year and got some really good plants.

Best tool for digging in/turning over green manure in clay soil?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:38

Not tried it, but what about a drill with a very long attachment like they use to mix cement in a bucket?

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: Yesterday at 22:36

I thought it could do without the little gift at the end, but saying that, it was good to see the craftsmen/women making said gift. Don't forget she did teach for a few years so its quite possible that she taught a fair few people she meets in the gardens she visits. I will keep watching.

Has J Parkers got a crummy new website?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:32

Just tried and no problems.

Primula Auricula

Posted: Yesterday at 22:27

I keep mine (burgundy with yellow centres, no idea which variety they are) in small glazed pots near a very large variegated pittosporum outside all year round. They flower every year no problem. I don't see any in garden centres near me unfortunately, to add to them.

Magazine Subscribers...

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:27

My December mag arrived yesterday. A couple of days early from the usual.


Posted: 20/11/2014 at 22:26

We used to have a tot of whisky in our first cup of tea, and it didn't matter that you were 10.

Now its making up a wreath from the shrubs growing in the garden to hang near the front door. You know you've done a good one when the blackbirds pull out all the berries from it (I can see them through the frosted glass panels in the front door).

Calla Lilies

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 21:13

So would I Timi, they're one thing I'd like in my garden.

Calla Lilies

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:03

If you truly have too many just keep digging them out. See if your neighbours or friends would like some, or ask on the seed swap thread if anyone wants them. You'll have to wait for the small ones to get bigger to get the whole plant out.


Cobnut trees

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 23:00

I have one in the garden and it has loads of nuts - if I can get to them before the squirrels do

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Green tomatoes

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Plant ID

Mystery plant at the bottom of my garden. I've never seen this before and it isn't something I planted. 
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Moses in the bulrushes

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What to do when the plant has gone over 
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