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Lavender cuttings

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 12:38

I got loads of self sown seedlings from my Munstead plants, so will be potting on and renewing from them for free.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 03/07/2014 at 19:29

Echiums. Very tall and covered in bees.

Weed identification?

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 21:09

1st pic looks like Willowherb and 2nd looks like a Red Deadnettle

Forest Pansy Tree - cercis canadensis

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 16:29

I had one the same and complained and they said another would be sent. Still waiting!

Rhino Greenhouse

Posted: 25/04/2014 at 16:18

They are just brilliant. OH put it together slow;y but surely. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Even tell you when you deserve a cup of tea. They are made near us in Norfolk so it was easy to go and collect the extra roof blinds we didn,t think we would need first off. We got shelving, 2 automatic vents, staging and 2 louvers all in the price. We had the no step entrance and pull down roof blinds as extras. The blinds work well as they are on the outside and keep the greenhouse shady and the glass does not get hot. The full panels are heavy and I worked as Navvy to help but they look so much better and are easier to clean than lots of panels with clips. We also bought a little Bistro set and sit in for coffee on cooler gardening days.
 The only problem I have is that now I can while away many an hour pottering, but isn't that what they are for, apart from the toms, cues, beans, chillies etc etc.

Happy Rhino Greenhousing.

Plant ID help please

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 15:58

Looks like Oilseed Rape plant

Cheap veg seeds

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 17:51

Try googling free seeds

Broad Beans

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 20:53

The mice ate my seeds and the ones they missed the pheasant ate the tops


Post - Laylandai

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 21:57

Have you thought of a native hedge? Sloe, hawthorn, field maple etc. They are berried, good for humans and wild life. You can plant in those tree protector tubes.

We inherited a laurel down each side of our garden, not a pretty hedge and not easy to cut. We pruned by hand and it only had a couple of blackbird nests. We cut it back and hubby dug out the roots. Hard work but worth it. We put up bird boxes and climbing plants on the fence that was behind and have tits, wrens and robins nesting.

The conifer hedge we inherited at the bottom of the garden hubby cut back to 6ft from 30ft. That is a much better backdrop for my plants and much easier to cut with the hedge trimmer. It is beginning to brown so we are thinking we may have to remove it eventually and will replace with a mixed native hedge.

best flavoured tomatoes

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 19:55

Tried Doctor caroline Pink this year. Good fleshy lovely tasting.

Small Garden Pearl in hanging pots in the greenhouse. Lovely flavour, easy to grow and quite prolific over the whole season.

Ailsa Craig as hubby likes it for eating and cooking.

I got two from a friend: Golden sunrise(I think) which I thought was a Sungold so have been disappointed in lack of taste and furry flesh. Not nice. The other was Black Cherry which my grandson loves(I think he just loves tomatoes) which is also tasty and quite prolific.

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