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Gardeners World new season

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 21:03

I think Monty was showing a "professional job" with the path, if he didn't that would have been also wrong. It did look good though.

I think the brick path he was showing was a job that you would pay a lot of money for and would last you a life time. If you wanted to do it yourself then I know the cost would be a lot less. A lot bricks yes, but no need in my opinion for that much extra cost.

As for the raised beds,they are easily made out of palletts, free if you want to go and get them.

bindweed, alder, buttercups, ivy

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:52

I have loads of that of creeping buttercup, hate it. I do try and dig it out but also I will have spates of painting weedkiller on it with a paint brush, does the job. Time consuming but it is effective and doesn't affect other plants.

advice for newbie

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 19:27

Hello David, I would agree with others suggestions to widen the beds, maybe introduce a curvier feel rather than straight lines, just to add some contrast to  the eye.

Yes absolutley climbers on the fence would be a great addition.

Looks like you have a blank canvas to play with, have fun. Think about what plants you like and want.

creating a cut flower border

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:51

I would agree with above, and also snapdragons, rudebekias, cornflowers and calendulas. All easy to grow from seed. It is lovely to have flowers that you have grown in the house.

Penstemons

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:21

Hiya anne, I didn't used to label every plant thinking that I would remember what they were............I know now that this doesn't work.  People on here are very good at identifying plants from a picture.

All my penstemons have survived the Winter since I planted them out. I did cut some of them back last weekend, to encourage growth further down the stems. Checked them today and all ok.

Internet purchasing

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:59

I don't buy a lot online, probably because I grow most of my plants from seed, which I do buy from time to time online. You probably do get more choice and variety from online buying though. MIght be good if you were after something particular. I have used T&M for their "free plants offer" once I got over the shock re how small they were, I was happy with them.

 

Unknown plant/shrub

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:49

Hello everyone,been to a seed swop/very cheap sale today and came back with this amongst other things.

The guy on the stall didn't know the name of it but it grows to be a big plant/shrub, has a flower spire bit like nettles he said.

The leaves are quite furry and soft to touch, bit like bunny/lambs ears  but not quite as furry.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/19626.jpg?width=350

 

He also said that it does best in full shade but he has made divisions of it and planted them in partial shade and they have adapted.

I wasn't that keen but OH wanted it

Thanks for any help

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 17:15

Lovely pictures everyone

Your Favourite Tools

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:16

Hi Brumbull, Thanks, never heard of them before

 

This made me spill my tea over the keyboard!

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 20:01

They will be an endangered species within our life times as the proposed cull has been approved.

Discussions started by hollie hock

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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New garden

Some pictures 
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Leaving my garden

I'm moving 
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Problems with Private Messages

Can't see them 
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Hardy annuals

Autumn sowings 
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Last Post: 13/10/2013 at 17:34

Budelia

quick question 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 10:56

Caterpillars

What are these? 
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Last Post: 14/09/2013 at 21:28

Website

Site really slow 
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What are these

Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

Nesting in floor of old shed 
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Seedling Id

What is this? 
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