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Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 19:31

Pleased that you've got good results from the sweet rocket, gardenfanatic. I've sown my first plants this year

subscription and delivery

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 18:56

Mine also arrived towards the end of the May


Posted: 03/06/2012 at 13:09


Mine arrived on Friday also, they were tiny! They now look a lot better now they are in their pots,but no flowers this year


Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 22:18

I just want to grow plants that are good for bees etc, as long as they do, I don't care if they are native or non native

Green Houses

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 22:04


The results you can get in greenhouses are amazing, but I don't have the space, money, energy for a greenhouse, especially to heat, power, and maintain it!

Instead I have 2 home made cold frames which work like a treat. I still get the some slugs etc but not  that makes that much difference.

My seeds start off on my kitchen window sill in a propagator them move to the 2nd and 3rd frame as they get bigger.

These frames have done loads! It's possible to cram loads of stuff in there, particulary if we have mild winters. I'm planting out lobelia that was grown from seed.

I'm a cold frame fan especially if someone hasn't got a large amount of space and money to get a greenhouse.




2009 issue of Gardens Monthly

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 21:02

You might have tried this..........ebay?

Become a hedgehog champion!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 20:57

Hi FloBear, what a fantastic thing to do. Wish them & you every success

Thanks to Judith2. Really good link, will have to go out  tomorrow to make sure that the hole that I has been made in the fence is 15 cm in diameter


Posted: 28/05/2012 at 22:04

Mine haven't arrived either, I too would like dispatched notification. The length of time from ordering (paying!) and to actually getting them,I think is very slow. I thought this with the snowdrops offer earlier this year. They are sent via Jersey, which is hardly environmental friendly

I know it's a good price, but  a £5 is still  £5 and I want my plants.

I bought a couple of packets of seed from Thompson & Morgan a while ago on their free postage offer, they took 2 weeks to arrive and in a huge jiffy envelope.

Anyway that's my moan over with, just think the T & M customer service and their delivery ( via Jersey) isn't that brilliant.

Looking forward to my plants



Ads blocking the task bar

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 10:29

There's some great software out there to block out adverts, Ad muncher is great!

Hardening off and true leaves

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 19:43

I would say so, makes sense to me. The seedlings with true leaves would just be a bit older & stronger so a bit tougher too

Discussions started by hollie hock

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Latest bargains 
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Another bee question

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Seedling Id

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Plant Id please

Blue/Green leaves and flowers 
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Anybody got them in flower? 
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