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Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 11:50

Good to see GW back on, still wish it could be on for an hour though

Lamium and Ajuga propagation

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 11:10

Difficult for me to remember exactly, as I moved the main big plant into the garden at the end of last Summer.  I took the offsets as a bit of an experiment so they were overwinted in a coldframe and then I planted them out earlier this year.

I think if you did it now they wouldn't take long to root. With the ones that are in the garden I just gently make sure that the runners are touching the soil, with a bit of bark or small stones and they just take root all on their own.

When I removed the original plant out of its pot I was amazed and how much root there was. You could probably get away with dividing it as well

garden before we started our garden design 3 years ago..

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 10:49

great pictures- I really like the before and after shots, great for inspiration and motivation

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 10:25

Thanks for the photos Lavender lady, I'm in my 2nd year of my garden redesign, it's great to have look back at pics to see how much things have changed.

To weejenny and Kate- my lawn has all but gone. It now takes longer to get the strimmer out than to strim and I have great big beds ready for loads of new big plants.

Lamium and Ajuga propagation

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 09:34

Hi Kate,

I had a large Ajuga growing in a pot last year, it had outgrown the space so it was trailing over the sides.Before I planted it in the ground, I took off the offsets and planted them in small pots and waited for them to take root and then I had loads of new plants.

How long do Lupins live?

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 08:50

Hi christopher2, Thanks for the info, the purple one I mentioned definately didn't do as well this year so will divide it and see what happens

Seeds for next year.

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 08:45

I've been stocking up for next year as well, the vast majority of the seeds were discounted, either half price or less. Think my best bargain has got to be 25p a packet from The Works. I've started collecting seeds from the garden this year as well.

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 08:30


I've bought seeds from Seedaholic, had brilliant results from sweet rocket seeds from there

Welly boots

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 20:57

Don't know about if this works for wellies but.............pack something into the foot,

I've put slightly damp newspaper into shoes to strech them



Posted: 28/07/2012 at 20:12

Ah well it takes all sorts.........I'll be the Cheshire Cat

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quick question 
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Plant Id please

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