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Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 17:23

Emma 1978, sunflowers will be started off next year, its one of the last jobs for me to do.

Whats your plans for next year.

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 14:17

Weather permitting, for the rest of the year I will be tidying up the garden and doing last minute seed collecting. Then if I can beat the OH to it before he fills the greenhouse with chilli plants, I will start off some veggies and the seeds I have been sent by the lovely people on the GW forum. I am also going to have a go at trying to grow Tithonia and also Leonotis and some giant sunflowers for my two boys.

Ideas please -flowers for late Aug wedding

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:29

Annuals might be the way to go. What about sweetpeas? Lots of different colours, lots of scent. Or sunflowers. What plants do you have in your garden which would act as a green foil to the flowers? Or as you live in Cornwall, plants like sea holly, thrift, some lady's mantle. I did table decorations for my wedding using the greenery from my garden and added freesia, ladys mantle and some gold coloured dried flowers to it. My bouquet was a bunch of white roses surrounded by white freesias and the bridesmaids was in red, the same flowers. You could get these from M&S or Tesco or another supermarket and get a nice length of ribbon from a habadashery to tie them (after using florists tape which you can get from all florists).

red hot pokers

Posted: 14/09/2013 at 23:16

If they are in the ground leave until November and then the flower spike will be easy to pull out. The greenery, just grab a handful and pull. Do this all around the plant and you will be left with a tidier plant. I've been doing this for 10 years and none of the platns have died.

Help identifying plants

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 16:03

Choisya is a nice plant, and has small white flowers 2-3 times during the year and smells like oranges, good for flower arranging too. Freegle is a good idea for the plants you don't want.


seed share

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 19:51

My best wishes that your dad will be ok.

seed share

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:40

List of seeds to follow in the next few days, just waiting for the anemones to stop flowering.

Iron Man

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:30

Coincidentally I just ordered an Iron Man costume for my 4 year old

Iron Man

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 14:30

Alan I got given three different plants (birgitta, earliblue and bluecrop) by my inlaws and they started off in pots of ericaceous on the back step but for the last 2 years they have been in a raised ericaceous bed. We've had alot of berries this year, quite tasty. The shop bought ones tend to be tasteless.

bubble wrap

Posted: 10/09/2013 at 09:46

You can get big rolls of bubble wrap from the stationery store Staples, its where I got mine.

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