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RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 15:33

Just adding my penn'orth.  I've not bought from the RHS but a friend was very disappointed with recent purchases. 


Cheese Plant Growing

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 17:03

I've had that happen to mine in the past and read somewhere that it happens when overwatered.  Could that be the case with yours?

Talkback: Growing plants for winter scent

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 13:07

Hi Chicky,

I have a wintersweet and only realised after planting that they can take up to 7 years to flower.  Mine started flowering in its third year (a little) and improves every year.  This year I've had a pretty nice display (year 5).  The fragrance is so lovely, though, that it's worth waiting for.  Good luck with yours!

Small pruning saw needs replacing

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 13:02

I've had a Draper folding saw which was great but I can't get a replacement blade for it as they've stopped making that size.  Have now bought a Felco folding saw, which is absolutely brilliant.

Do these grow through plants?

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 13:00

I know what you mean, Nutcutlet.  The smaller ones might go nicely with some of the other plants listed, byzantinus or butterfly glads (?)

squirrel shot for coming to the table.

Posted: 19/01/2013 at 11:43

I think we need to get a bit better at living and letting live.

Living Walls

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:52

You could also have a go at this.....

Feeding blackbirds

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:50

I tend to put out dried fruit for the blackbirds, to make sure they get something.  The wood pigeons also like it but the other pigeons leave it alone.  Try to spare a thought for the pigeons, though - they can't help what they are and they're hungry too.  

Carol Klein

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:45

I loved it too and will make a point of watching, despite seeing the whole of the series before.  Carol is just brilliant and I love her enthusiasm.  It's beautifully shot (and I love seeing her dogs and cats....)  She always makes me want to get out there and garden.

need help

Posted: 13/01/2013 at 14:41

It might be worth googling Sarah Raven as she did a short TV series about plants that are beneficial for wildlife, including flower meadows.  One of the things she looked at was whether to go with annual or perennial wildflowers.  You can also buy pre-seeded 'mats' or even turf that you roll out but of course this is pricey.  Hope this helps.

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