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Garden Gallery

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 21:40

Hello everyone,

Been out and about  and visited a couple of gardens. Lovely places and give you so much inspiration.

My favourite out of the two has been Dewstow- Hidden gardens & grottos, what a fantastic  place. For any one that is interested ............the garden was commissioned by Henry Oakely to the landscapers Pulham & Son, in the late C19th. After Oakely's death in the 1940s the whole garden was filled in and turned over into agricultural land during the war. The whole place was rediscovered in 2000 and the grottos dug out. I do remember Carol Klein doing a visit there, either on GW or Countryfile?

Here's some pics.............but they don't do it justice

 These are the grottos


Collecting seeds

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 21:03

Hello, I'm collecting seeds from my plants for next year too. I agree, keep  checking the plants and the seed pots, let them dry out naturally. Collect the seed/seed head in a paper bag and dry them out further. For me I would sow them quite soon after collecting if they are ready.

Foxgloves & poppies have thousand of seeds. My foxgloves seeds are ready now there is going to be so many of them. I plan to snip off the plants and shake it around, and I will still be able to grow some from seed as well. 

I collected some seeds of my ragged robin  a few weeks ago and sowed them........I've got quite few seedlings coming through.


What is this pretty plant, please?

Posted: 12/08/2012 at 10:50

lovely plants, I grew one from seed mistakenly thought it was a hollyhock Very easy to grow will be collecting seed of my one for next year


greenhouse vs coldframe

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 21:29

Hello cloud8,

I am a cold frame fan, I have had amazing results from both of mine, I've grown loads from seed. For me it's cold frames all the way. 

From what you say that you want to grow,you can do this in a coldframe, and at a very low cost and they don't take up much space and very little maintenance


.This is one of mine in Feb this year. It's been moved recently to make room for a potting shed.

Currently it has trays of perennials & biennuals grown from seed ready for next year. The other one has plenty of room for overwintering plants

Fork Handles

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 21:09

Hello everyone, a good Saturday night to us all I would like to add another verb into the dictionary: Roading- meaning to road. If I see a big flat slug I road it i.e. throw it onto the road.



Winter containers

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 20:40

I too have some empty pots to fill. Dove- I love grape hyacinths. Thanks for the idea

Winter containers

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 11:49

Some winter pansies?

gardeners world save 25 percent offer off subscriptions

Posted: 11/08/2012 at 00:04

Just wanted to say that I used my GW 2 for 1 offer today, lovely

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:51

Garages are a great place to find stuff. There are loads of hidden gems.

Brilliant when seeds germinate,  I'm in my first year of collecting seeds from the garden to sow now or next year.

I don't grow fruit or veg, I'm a flower girl

How to take honeysuckle cuttings

Posted: 10/08/2012 at 23:30

Hi Rain,#

I know what you mean about the wild honeysuckles. I haven't done it myself but I would treat it like a Clemenatis. I think they might root with the layering technique, but if that isn't practical maybe treat it as a Clemantis and take cuttings off the plant, use some root hormone and see if it works.

In my very limited and but ongoing knowledge about taking Clemantis cutting, Take a few inches off a stem so it resembles a T shape, then dip into rooting hormone, put in a large pot, keep out of a direct sunlight.


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