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Latest posts by ginagibbs

to cut or not to cut

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:15

Hi Forkers. I have a couple of hardy fuscias that I keep in pots and have over wintered in my cold green house.Last year they finished the winter looking like a bunch of twigs so I cut them right down to the base. This year they look as good as they did when they stopped flowering in Autumn as our winter has been so mild. Do I still need to cut them right back or is it best to leave them alone?  

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 16:07

My sweetpeas I started last October and they are now about 7"-10" in length and have been in my cold greenhouse all winter. Last month got all my tomatoes sown, snap dragons, more sweet peas (blue ones), leeks,

hollyhocks Aubritia, and Lobelias.  All on the kitchen floor in trays or heated propagator in front of a big picture window. Will be glad to get them outside as am now fed up with nearly tripping over them!!

Cost of the hobby of gardening per year?.

Posted: 13/02/2014 at 16:59

lucky buggers, still waiting for mine


Gardener come.....

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 12:06

Lawnmower Chris, what do you guys do in this awful weather?

Gardener come.....

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 16:10

I do interior design and sell furniture, carpets, curtains etc, but prefer being out doors.



Posted: 01/02/2014 at 15:31

Even us southerners love a Yorkshire pud, and its got to be freshly made, none of your packet rubbish!!

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 10:08


Who owns the seed companies?

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 14:36

Just bought some seeds from W Robinson & Son online. I wanted to get some Red Orache and Mexican Tree Spinach ( inspired by the recent Garden Revival show) to try this year. They have a good list of unusual seeds.

Cats in Gardens

Posted: 27/01/2014 at 09:14

I cant believe people would be so cruel as to use catapults or stones, I'm shocked.

B&Q Bargains

Posted: 25/01/2014 at 14:20

I bought this climbing rose from B&Q at the end of Autumn, its called "Penny Lane".

I gave it a bit of a snip here and there and planted it, its doing very nicely. Not bad for half price!

This photo was taken a few days ago, its the only thing flowering in the garden.


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