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Posted: 29/10/2015 at 21:07

You definatley should be known as Palletgirl, you have some really nice pieces there. Hows construction of the pallet shed going?

Athyrium - Painted Fern

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 20:41

Those silvery ferns are really striking


Posted: 22/10/2015 at 09:26

Think I will do the same Hellebore bird


Posted: 21/10/2015 at 18:08

They look lovely. The 2 I have look a bit twiggy to say the least, mind you they are in pots which I don't think they like

"Experts" we go again

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 19:17

That's very funny Runnybeak, will remember that

"Experts" we go again

Posted: 20/10/2015 at 13:22

I have a healthy aversion to anyone who calls themselves experts or gurus. As a matter fact I have an aversion to those that get called experts by other people too! Want to know the weather look out of the window


Posted: 18/10/2015 at 09:34

Wrap up and say to yourself I'll do an hour, before you know it, you'll be getting some stuff done. I've been telling myself that the weather and the daylight wont' last for long so now's the time to get out there.................once I've got out of my PJs

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 17/10/2015 at 12:18

Thanks James for your compliment re enterprising, means a lot as I'm running my own business in my first year of trading. The discussion seems to have moved on to online floristry and I sort of got lost in the detail of your idea.

I don't buy cut flowers as I use my own, but Dove has hit on a good point there re long straight stems and undamaged flowers, customers can be very picky when spending their money as we all are. Everybody expects the best quality at the cheapest price.

I don't have a web site yet, this might change. Primarily my selling is face to face with regular market stalls as well as offices. I do sell on line as well where I think good feedback is really important. I haven't sold plants this way but it's something to think about. Whilst I'm making money  online, be aware of fees and payment processing etc, over time can eat into profits on what might be already small margins. The benefits of online selling means that you don't have to worry about transport and lugging your stock about all the time

Wish you all the best in your endeavours, nothing beats making your own cash, just be aware that there are highs and lows. I found that I'm not making as much as I thought I would and it's much harder work but I love it.

I'm only just starting out but if there is anything I can help with just let me know

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 21:46

Spent a few hours planting out some new plants ready for Spring. It was the runner bean patch but turning into a wildlife area. Bought some more bulbs and planting will continue tomorrow. Most are going in pots this year as I'm fed up of slicing through bulbs in the beds.

Love the plant supports



Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 15:05

Thank you for all my seeds who sent them, and to nut for my plants

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28


Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27


How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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