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05 Feb 2018 16:58
Hi Not sure my self I know its a Euphorbia I have googled it and a picture came up looking like it Euphorbia Amygdaloides "Purpurea" This is the link from crocus https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/euphorbia-amygdaloides-purpurea/classid.2779/
05 Feb 2018 11:58
Hi Perki its called Camelia Volunteer. This is its page at crocus https://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/camellia-japonica-volunteer-pbr/classid.2000020956/
But you can get them at many places across the UK. We are just starting it off in a pot for now, as we have it close to the house as we have glass doors that look out across the garden so its nice to see it while sitting down but will have to move it as we progress as it gets a lot of sun in summer
Last edited: 05 February 2018 12:04:21
05 Feb 2018 08:24
Looks so beautiful your camelia Kaymay , we just got our first this year Camelia Volunteer. Its potted up now with bark round the top.
04 Feb 2018 17:22
28 Jan 2018 08:08
Like others have said Manure is best for breaking it down also adding grit and forking it in helps, and then every year to then mulch on top building up the next layer on top.
If ordering just small bags which I have not got time for picking up at the garden centre shop here online https://www.maxwellsdiy.com/gardening-outdoors-c1/compost-soil-improvement-c101
Also wickes online is good for quick delivery they do delivery small bags depending when you look on the site or big bags that come on lorries http://www.wickes.co.uk/Products/Gardens/Garden-Maintenance/Compost+Topsoil/c/1000742
27 Jan 2018 18:15
We changed it from red cedar to the blue seagrass it shows the plants and shrubs off well but the bird mess does show up well so gone round every couple of weeks with disinfectant to clean
27 Jan 2018 15:32
Thought I would start a new thread off for this year, had a look through could not see one so here goes.
Great early start to the new gardening year knocking things into shape, plenty of early starters. Plenty of the usual pests rats from the field over the fence seems to have gone now and squirrels eating crocus bulbs but overall not a bad winter season few more weeks to see off yet longing for spring now.
Last edited: 27 January 2018 15:34:16
22 Jan 2018 11:45
Put an order in for ladybird poppy plugs to add in round the garden this year cannot wait
19 Dec 2017 19:47
Love Spring Guernsey Donkey2 seeing the bulbs already rising from the ground gets us through these dark months with working I only see the garden weekend to weekend at this time of year
Hope your feeling better soon and Merry Christmas
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19 Dec 2017 12:41
With the ground warm up from frozen managed to get some last min crocus in from farmer gracy been on hold for for 2 weeks nice big bulbs though cannot wait to see the display pic below shows colours
13 Dec 2017 10:45
you dont have to sub just click the link and look at the nice photo chill Papi Jo
12 Dec 2017 18:23
Hi just wanted to share the link incase anyone was unaware of Monty on Instagram a page for pictures and the odd video if you make the picture square bigger. Monty updates a lot from longmeadow with the snow as well at the moment makes it look stunning.
Last edited: 12 December 2017 18:26:07
02 Dec 2017 14:17
Hi Bee witched you will be able to keep an eye on the tweets as they appear at the bottom of the site so you won't need an account to see tweets from Monty
Last edited: 02 December 2017 14:17:52
02 Dec 2017 10:59
Monty Don own website now up and running nice site tips etc and where Monty talks will be taking place etc https://montydon.com/
29 Oct 2017 16:28
There are two local squirrels in the area I do leave sunflower hearts for the birds and they help themselves to that and over the years it has help a lot in getting no damage at all as I read a article few years back they started leaving food out for the squirrels at the white house and that cut down damage to there bulbs so I gave it a go and it has worked for me it can be a bit of a pain this side of Christmas as they cache some of it in the ground round the back of that conifer but overall it has been fine. Also what's great I keep the pieces for next year of the chicken wire to fit back over the pots so once cut just store away.
Last edited: 29 October 2017 16:32:25
29 Oct 2017 15:16
Same here I always try do plant some tulips late in the ground end of nov start of dec and plant a shrub or bareroot rose over a weekend between now and Christmas as I work in a school as a Technician so this week just past I make the most of as these next 8 weeks the light disappears after work and only leaves the weekends to spread these few jobs out over weather depending
Last edited: 29 October 2017 15:18:54
29 Oct 2017 13:43
Not posted for a bit thought do end of season pics, off all this past week so all the pots are now filled wth tulips , daffs, hyacinths, etc looking forward to spring already. Next couple of weeks will be dividing a few plants like the hostas and astrantias and planting a small holly tree and a callicarpa.
Last edited: 29 October 2017 13:47:39
28 Oct 2017 17:34
Looking forward to Monty's new series to come Paradise Gardens think it may go out in Jan/Feb as there is a book out in Feb for the series
Last edited: 28 October 2017 17:34:37
23 Oct 2017 20:25
Thanks Borderline had visions of needing to do what George does at beechgrove and come out in spring with a makeup brush
Last edited: 23 October 2017 20:25:46
23 Oct 2017 19:53
Hi I was thinking of getting one of these but only have room for one put it says you are best in getting more than one to help with pollination. Would one still be ok on its own and still perform Thanks