green fingerd will

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cottage garden

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 18:11

hi a strudel wow!

well done your seedlings look great your going to have a good display once they in bloom I have to admit im behind on starting my seeds this year ive just taken advantage of the easter weekend to clear away the winter damage and decay now ive noticied the gaps and im planning on honeysuckle in the border up an obelisk with more lupins although the one I have is sprouting it was very poor last year small spikes and mildew but im hoping for more lupins this year

garden plants and nurishment

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 16:58

hi all again, after a lovely day in the garden ive got back on track with the herbaceous perennial border.

although I have said that the garden is struggling to show signs of life even though there is visable signs of lifer they aren't as happy as they used to be with clumps now scragaly and weak climbing roses that have perished etc it is a mess I was wondering if the answer could be mulching where I can more often than once yearly?

I hope someone can give me some really good advice and help me out as im hoping for a good turn out this year also alliums have appeared but no flower stalks just leaves what the hell is going wrong with this garden??


cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 17:47

thanks for the replies guys i'm based in Cumbria Whitehaven to be exact.

the garden gets a regular mulch of compost, leaf mold and bark and through the growing months the garden gets a balanced feed as well as water.

last year was a very quiet year for slugs and snails as I started early with the pest control!

im just agrivated because I put a lot of time and effort into this area of the garden and my expectations keep getting dashed. I know its supposed to flow and be natural but it just isn't working at all.

cottage garden

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 16:35

can anybody please help me my cottage hgarden has been poor for the last two years and its driving me crazy!

im trying to achieve a garden like what I see on gardners world a garden full of sun baked rudbekia, lupins and rudbeckia rising like swords from the ground  all are getting poor and  some are no show in the borders and some just don't come back at all and these are all perenials! so can someone please help me it will be much apreciated

Video projects

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 10:13
Hi can anyone tell me what's happened to all the video projects I can't find many have they been cut?

Joe swifts design app

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 15:03
I'm garden designing and my drawings look rubbish so I'm wanting that little bit more of a professional touch anyone know the name off the app joe uses for he's garden design in the current show??


Posted: 07/11/2012 at 23:01
Hi I have a problem I have a load of dahlias that I've lifted cleaned dried out. How do I either stop them rotting getting to dry or just basically dying on me! The other problem is there in the house in the spare bedroom spaced out on the bed laying newspaper any suggestions as these are the tree dahlias and they're too nice to loose thanks


Posted: 21/08/2012 at 21:06
Hi all I've had a problem this summer, my sweet peas and some other climbers have gone over they were supported by bamboo canes but they've grown so much they've toppled over any ideas on stronger materials like montys climbing supports? In he's garden??

Foxtail lillies

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 20:08
Oh that's good to know well I bought three varietys two off each so I should end up with a few flowers

Foxtail lillies

Posted: 15/03/2012 at 20:00
Just purchased three varietys off these plants and was just wondering if each root system produces one flower or more any suggestions??
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Foxgloves and lupins

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garden plants and nurishment

plant life 
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cottage garden

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Video projects

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Joe swifts design app

Anyone know the app name?? 
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Weak supports 
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Foxtail lillies

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will they last? 
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Sweet peas

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Peony problems

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ornamental grasses

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