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having a moan about...

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:26

Then I can finally start building my raised flower bed, laying some plum slate and moving stuff around - oh and a few trips to garden centre sedun-roofing the new shed SO STOP RAINING!

having a moan about...

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 15:25

Come and join is Busy!

Snow has turned to rain :-/ not amused...Spring like last year please, starting around March 1st (daughter's birthday) would be nice, thank you

having a moan about...

Posted: 11/02/2013 at 14:58

Good for you pema

My husband and I emptied the shed, moved it to other side of garden, wood preserved the inside and moved a bamboo, also in the pouring rain!

Feels good, doesn't it?!

having a moan about...

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 21:14

I hear you Gardening Grandma and flowering rose!

having a moan about...

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:13


miserable here today though


Hanging/trailing plants in full shade - any advice?

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:12

I'll have a look for that one jatnikapyar, sounds lovely.


having a moan about...

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 21:02

Why oh why does this Winter seem to be dragging?

Is it that it's cold and wet and I can't get into my garden for more than 5 minutes before I'm soaked and freezing?

I cannot wait for Spring to finally show its face!

Talkback: Slug-proof plants

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 20:56

have you tried nematodes? they worked for me 100%

how to use nematodes efficiently

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 19:55

I used them last year just the once, in very early spring once ground was warmer than 10C I think...used vine weevil and slug nematodes, at the same time and they both worked within weeks.

Great results and no pests since.

My garden's quite damp though, so it was easy to keep it moist!

Hanging/trailing plants in full shade - any advice?

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 16:04

Do you want something that has Spring interest, which you can then add to for Summer interest too?

You could try some of these Snake head fritillary bulbs, maybe mixed with a cyclamen or add some staggered height, then perhaps a small leafed ivy (white and green variety) and a small leafed fern like maidenhair? 

Or otherwise a Lysimachia congestiflora "Persian Chocolate" like this one which needs to be kept a bit in check as can tend to take over and also maybe consider Geranium Phaeum which comes in many colours and has a lovely trailing habitat, often tolerating quite a lot of shade: 


Hope this helps

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