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Latest posts by Gardenmaiden

Essential reading/subscriptions for a new Gardener

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:17

Garden News is an ok read and occasionally I read the Amateur Gardener, but mainly GW and RHS magazines, and the Expert series by D.G.Hessayon. And any gardening book my dad gave me.


Posted: 31/08/2013 at 10:13

There is no food that the squirrels don't like. Forget bird feed, its figs, hazelnuts and grapes from my vines. They have tried tomatoes but weren't that keen on them.

Talkback: Bulb layering in a pot

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 10:30

They do this on Beechgrove, and they have no trouble with bulbs being above other buls as they say the lower bulb will grow around a bulb above it to get to the surface of the soil.


Posted: 30/08/2013 at 10:28

I've got a brown turkey fig that I had in a large pot and it wasn't until it was planted out and the roots constrained that it really took off. I've picked about 30 figs off it so far and more ripen every day. I don't do much to it apart from taking off fruits that have not developed in winter and just giving it a light prune as it like to 'reach out'. Will be getting another plant off my father in law soon.

seed share

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 19:53

Also who was the kind person who sent me the angels fishing rod and the blue harebell?

 Think that was me. Did you have rudbecia and echinacea seeds?


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:28

Or stack bricks and put the pot with soil in on top and peg the plants down in the pot.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:25

I do the same as chicky but in a heated gh and then plant them out.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 22:23

Hi Ping

it looks like a variety of grape that is for wine making. I have one about the same age growing along the top of my lounge windows with grape bunches of similar size. You can eat them but they won't get to supermarket size. I'm hoping we get enough to make a bottle of wine. Squirrels and blackbirds are rather partial to them if last year  is anything to go by.


Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:11

We had two water tanks planted with eight foot tall bamboos when we moved house 10 years ago as well as other plants in pots. We didn't bubble wrap any of them as we were moving less than a mile. It would be a good idea to get your removal company to come round to look at what plants you are taking with you. If you are moving further afield it would be advisable to wrap your plants in bubble wrap which we got from Staples.



Posted: 26/08/2013 at 18:06

I had them in a plumbago in a pot. My other half got a block from B&Q which you leave on the soil in the pot and it kills the ants. It would then be worth taking out of the pot and doing as addict suggested and replant in the pot.

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Moses in the bulrushes

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