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For sale section

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 12:05

A swapshop would be good especially if you are looking for particular plants etc.I do alot of cuttings and have some rare ones such as buddejlea "summer gold" which is easy to grow and has bright yellow flowers instead of the common blue or white ones.

I live in a street of 30 houses and find that the neighbours want LARGE plants only(for instant gardens) or are suspicious of me and come up with comments like"....why are you doing this?" Maybe they think that I want something from them!! Yet they go into garden centres and buy plants which cost the earth and want to know why they died!

As a result, my garden is full of pots, very like a garden centre! I do give plants to school fetes but this year they told me that they could not sell them as they were too small.

tea bags

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 09:04

I use them to line hanging baskets and pots as they absorb moisture and rot down well by the autumn.

What is this brown leaved plant with yellow flower

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 09:01

Yes it is Lysimachia "fire cracker" and there are several versions of it for  hanging baskets too.

Clematis offer in Sunday newspaper.

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 08:42

Don,t wish to contradict your post but the plants I received in the past from T&M were small and weedy. Plants from supermarkets did better. Besides, I had to wait ages and well after the expected delivery date(despite several E-mails).I am pleased that you received such good service.

a very miserable lady.

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 12:01

My home and garden are my life, but I have ordered hundreds of paving slabs(cheap from council) as I cannot cope anymore as my garden looks like a war zone.

On reflection, there are some things to smile about, for the first time in 16 years my water bill shows a CREDIT , and in summer too! The patio gets washed every day and fish in the pond are thriving. The frogs will have to be put on contraceptives soon and moisture loving plants are having a ball......hmmmm, cancel the slab order.

I hope someone else feels like me too, typical the ever optimistic gardner, it will be all wonderfull next year!

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:39

Never mind the rain, did ANYONE, especially in Surrey get attacked by hailstones the size of mothballs.....millions of them and HEAVY too. I have NEVER seen it in the last 50 years!! They were lashing against the windows and the lawn was white for a while. The leaves of my plants are in shreds. Please someone, tell me I am not dreaming as it was very frightening.

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:38

Never mind the rain, did ANYONE especially in Surrey get attacked by hailstones the size of mothballs.....millions of them and HEAVY too. I have NEVER seen it in the last 50 years!! They were lashing against the windows and the lawn was white for a while. The leaves of my plants are in shreds. Please someone, tell me I am not dreaming as it was very frightening.

Gooseberries - no fruits

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 10:20

Hi, two reasons for lack of fruit,weather and lack of pruning.I keep mine well watered, esp. in Spring.(I gave them a major soak prior to hosepipe ban) and then they nearly drowned!! I think your problem might be lack of pruning.I do mine about now. I prune and open up the centre of the bush.I then sit in the sun and harvest the fruit off the pruninings! If your bushes are young there will be reduced fruit next year but vigours growth.But fear not, be patient and you will have an abundance of fruit the following year, especially if you give them a dusting of blood, fish and bone after pruining, and work it into the soil. They are very easy to grow, I promise you ; and will give you plenty of fruit for years.If you love gooseberries that's a luxury, as very few shops sell them and they are expensive to buy. Good luck.

Indoor plants that will absorb odours

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 10:07

Hi, spider plants, mint(different types), sented leafed geraniums and containers filled with white vinegar work very well.

grass cuttings

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 09:58

Hi, I have been using grass cuttings for years as mulch under trees and as a weed supressant. yes it does go mushy and slimey but if it is spread thin it soon disappears and even weakens bind weed and dock and dandilion. it works ok in the compost bins too if spread thin  and mixed with other plant matter and uric acid, as suggested by others or use grotter.I compost most of my green waste and find the compost very useful. I have noticed lately that not only is bought compost pricy but some brands are not as good as my own and have bits of wood etc. in it.Besides, I resent sending anything (except stuff that takes ages to compost, i.e.rose prunings etc.) as they don't even give us FREE compost.It is a cheek considering that we pay council tax and get an inferior service from them.

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