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Weed Identification

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 21:40
Can you upload photos? I need some help with weed identification!

Lupins

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:33
Ps, they've been in the cold frame in pots.

Lupins

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 14:32
Good afternoon all. Lupins I planted from a root plug in about September are looking a bit leggy. Is there anything I should do with them to ensure a strong and bushy first year plant?

starting-a-garden-from-scratch

Posted: 17/08/2013 at 08:58

Hi All,

i have prepared my boarders with a good mixture of rotted farmyard manure, top soil and multi purpose compost. The garden is south facing with a fence on the left and short walls at the bottom and right.

I would love Alan Titchmarsh et al to turn up with a selection off plants and finish it off for me but thats not going to happen.

Does anyone have any tips plant lists that they could give me so I can have a lovely looking all year round garden. I probably have £1000 to spend on plants and shrubs.

Many Thanks!!

Compost...

Posted: 10/06/2013 at 23:09

Can I have people's best advice at how to reuse/reenergise compost from the tubs and pots I used for my spring bulbs??? I know I could just put it in a compost bin and restart the process but I haven't got one!!! (I'm not good enough a gardener yet!!).

Wild Flower Planting

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:22
Hi all, I need some advice or direction on where to get seed packs of mixed wild flowers in varying colour. I have a reasonably sized meadow that I really can't be bothered to mow this year!!! I intend dividing it up into blocks and planting wild flowers in varying block colours and then just keep the 'pathways' between mowed. Any help or direction would be welcomed.

Calling all Muscari Armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) Experts

Posted: 25/11/2012 at 16:47
Can anybody give me some advice regarding Grape Hyacinths??? I am getting married on April 6th and my fianc?? has decided that she would like to give GH's as favors for the ladies (they match the bridesmaids dresses!!!). Can anyone suggest when I should plant the bulbs so that they are blooming (or nearly there) by April. I will be potting the bulbs individually in 6cm/ 21/4 fibre pots and putting the, outside on the patio... Any advice welcome!!!

Magnolia Grandiflora

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 11:53

We decided to move house....

Guess what... Three flower buds have appeared!!!

Luckily we are letting our house so it should mature nicely now and we can enjoy it periodically - i darent move it!!!

Lupin varieties with fragrance

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 22:47
I was walking along the cliffs in North Norfolk and came across 5 huge Lupin bushes about 7-10 feet across. The thing that struck me was of course the size, as I'd never seen them so big before but the fragrance of the plant was amazing. None of the Lupins in my garden have a fragrance at any point of the year so I wonder if there are specific varieties that do have??? Any ideas welcome.

Magnolia Grandiflora

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 21:00

I have a Magnolia Grandiflora in the garden and its not flowering... It was in the garden when we moved in so not sure how established before but it hasn't flowered for 4 years and is about 3-4 feet high.

Any ideas??? Its in a north facing but sheltered garden. I mulch with farmyard compost twice a year and top up with chicken manure pellets during the spring/.summer.

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Discussions started by Gary Burgess

Weed Identification

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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 22:20

Lupins

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Last Post: 16/03/2014 at 18:48

starting-a-garden-from-scratch

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Last Post: 17/08/2013 at 15:40

Compost...

What to do you with old compost? 
Replies: 9    Views: 754
Last Post: 11/08/2013 at 13:08

Wild Flower Planting

Replies: 4    Views: 489
Last Post: 17/05/2013 at 20:04

Calling all Muscari Armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth) Experts

Replies: 1    Views: 440
Last Post: 25/11/2012 at 17:07

Lupin varieties with fragrance

Replies: 0    Views: 614
Last Post: 07/06/2012 at 22:47

Magnolia Grandiflora

Replies: 5    Views: 2385
Last Post: 29/08/2012 at 11:53
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