Jigsaw Gill


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June wedding flowers

Posted: 08/08/2016 at 17:49

Thanks Clarington- yes will be using pots for some displays and after ideas of what to put in them. Will be in crates, watering cans and wellies. Daughter still wants small vases on some tables though.

June wedding flowers

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 17:56

Thank you all - some interesting ideas for me to think on.


Ceres, I take your point about time etc- the flowers I'm hoping to do will only be 'extras' to the main ones , so I think should be okay & not a disaster if doesn't work out. I'm not going to get too stressed about it😌

June wedding flowers

Posted: 07/08/2016 at 13:03

Hi all


my daughter is getting married on June 17th next year and I'm going to have a go at growing flowers for small vases on tables in marquee and outside tables. Florist is doing main flowers and bouquets. 


Im going to use a bed in existing veg patch to grow flowers.im wondering what to grow which will be ready early June, wether to sow now or early next year & wether to sow straight in bed or to use greenhouse( unheated)


no real colour scheme but pastels mainly and as marquee  in a Victorian walled garden we want the flowers to look like they've 


just been brought in from the garden.


would love to read any suggestions please

coffee grinds

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 21:10

I've used thick rings of strong coffee grinds around base of lupins and hostas and found to be very effective against slug attack

Leggy tomatoes

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 06:49

Thank you Blue Onion will try that

Leggy tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 19:02

Ok thank you both- will do

Leggy tomatoes

Posted: 02/06/2015 at 18:44

I've been waiting for a new greenhouse which has sadly been delayed. In the meantime my tomato plants which I have indoors against patio windows have got incredibly leggy and in trying to repot some have broken. I am now wondering wether these will grow again & still produce fruit & also if the ones that have got really leggy could be cut shorter & still be ok?

Leggy polygoniums

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 20:34

Oh good - thank you. Should I cut right back to perhaps couple of inches from soil do you think?

Leggy polygoniums

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 19:45

I've over wintered quite a few polygoniums- some the original plant & some from cuttings. A few of them have become very leggy and I'm wondering if I can cut them right back now or is it too late for them to flower this year?

Verbena bonariensis

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 18:43

Thanks for the reply Fairy. I'm so disappointed after nurturing the seedlings all through the winter to have not one flower. They are planted I all different conditions- some inshade, but many in sun, so don't know what's wrong. Hope for better things next year then

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