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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:46

Any thoughts on whether I'm ok to scatter poppy seeds now? Will they take next year if I do it this week?

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:44

Thanks everyone for your ideas. I've been told over the phone that the plot is fairly open and exposed. It's in North London, so not too cold. Hadn't thought about geraniums obelixx, that's a good idea to cover bulb leaves. Wonder if it'll cope potentially being in bright sun with no watering...fuchsia a great idea. Hadn't realised they were so low maintenance wither.that's a lovely story Busy Lizzie 

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:11

That's a good one pansy, thank you.

Manages with very little care or watering.

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:09

That's my favourite too 

Git in touch with cemetary and her grave is raised up slightly, so apparently no problem to sow or plant in it. Yay!

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:06

Noooooooo, don't cry, I have no idea how you got in there!

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 14:01

Hello, thank you for your reply - maybe I'll ring them first to check. Although I was told last time I rang that her grave didn't have grass on it. I can see your post now - for some strange reason you had ended up on my 'to ignore' list !!

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:53

Help Dove! It tells me you've replied, yet the is no post from you to see.

computer says no 

shed base

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:52

Sorry, typos...meant to say raise the floor of shed slightly above the concrete base, to stop it siting on a wet surface and rotting faster. Bloomin' predictive autocorrect!

shed base

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:50

Why are you against the idea of a concrete base, can I ask?

We had some old concrete paving slabs that were going to be chucked out anyway, so we arranged these on levelled, compacted sand and mortared them in. Same sort of thing. We then stuck our shed on blocks, so it wouldn't be in direct contact with concrete. Has helped too reserve the floor if shed from rotting in the wet. 

How to get more than one flowering orchid stem?

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 13:46

Mine are not impressive at all. They look happy enough, as far as new leaves go, I hardly water them, I wipe leaves of dust diligently, occasionally give a feed bad always water them from the base by standing in sink for an hour, as was recommended to me once by an orchid specialist. Nonetheless, only one has a single flowering stem after almost a year and the other two nothing for over a Year. They are all in small pots, in their original orchid compost, away from direct heat, in bright light but no direct sun. What am I doing wrong?!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 22:44

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
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