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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 15:22

What fab photos everyone.  Hellebores are just wonderful and easy to split and move around the garden, they are very easy and beautiful addition to any winter garden. Keep pictures coming - I will put some on when I work out how to do it - glad gardening is not so complicated.



Posted: 11/08/2013 at 19:53

Beechgrove Gardens is much more informative and in a more realistic size.   Monty is very good but doesnt realise his three compost bins are the size of a lot of gardens.  I really enjoy the down to earth approach of the Scottish Gardeners and the disasters as well as success.     I also agree that we dont have enough gardening time on our tellys well done Tim Burr your comments are right on the mark.


Posted: 08/08/2013 at 22:01

Careful very invasive and grows long runners nightmare!



Inspiration needed! Sunken patio/lawn edging

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 21:17

Hi as you have a fair bit of hard surfaces how about "step over apple trees".  Alan Titchmarsh whilst doing his stint at Gardensworld was a keen fan, so cant be bad ! The trees are great lookers when in blossom, produce lovely edible apples and are quite prickly to deter even the most determined toddler without causing injury.  If this is not your thing how about two or three beautiful clementis they grow really well side ways gently supported by a very small ( about 10 inchs) trellis.  You can have an early spring, mid summer and late summer display which will thicken up over time.    Good luck in your choices.


Cleaning pots or not

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:04

Thank you.... I have one of those bins what a good idea.

Cleaning pots or not

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:36

Thanks I can see that makes sense.

Cleaning pots or not

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:26

Do we need to wash the pots after every use or will any bugs just die over time. 


Keeping cosmos short

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 17:38

pinch out to enhance the bushy effect but leave in greenhouse a little longer to make an even stronger plant.  The deep red variety are fab with grasses.


Posted: 07/03/2012 at 20:37

Yes definately only rain water but this should be done in October when the buds are forming every week about two litres at least.  Try replacing some surrounding soil with ericacious compost.

Talkback: How to care for orchids

Posted: 07/03/2012 at 20:12

Add orchid feed (pink baby bio) once a week to  previously boiled water which has been left to go cold and stand the orchid in this for about 30 mins.  let any excess water run out. stand in  a well lit position out of any cold areas, but not direct sun light. 

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