Joe_the_Gardener


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Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 08:43

ThaiGer,

People here grow lots of flowers, so that they can bring some into the house and still have plenty left in the garden. Many of the flowers that we grow are ideal for this, because cutting them for the house or for presents encourages the plant to make more blooms. Apart from anything else it makes more sense than flying them thousands of miles from Africa or South America.

I imagine the tradition of bringing them into the house is hundreds of years old. People used to bring flowers and herbs into houses in the hope of preventing or curing diseases, or to bring good fortune.

National Garden Scheme

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 16:15

I would say that as your garden has been accepted for the scheme you have nothing serious to worry about. Treat this year as a learning year - you'll get plenty of feedback and tips. Good luck, sparkly!

Golden leylandi

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 15:51

If you cut them down to 8 or 9 feet the branches that are left 'in the green' will still grow. 

followers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 11:59

Perhaps he should get some mowing done.

followers

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 07:48

Huh?

Talkback: Planting snake's head fritillaries

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 07:46

Head for North Meadow at Cricklade, near Swindon, if you get the chance. Two million fritillaries! Mid-April.

Flowers we don't like?

Posted: 07/03/2013 at 07:12

Heathers in lurid colours!

small bird watch

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:44

It seems that most of the wintering Blackcaps come from western Europe and start to return there as the breeding season approaches.

fast growing shrubs

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:20

What is the eyesore?

TPO and mature Sycamore - to buy or not to buy

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 17:17

50ft is a young maturing tree. It could make over 100ft and will spread very wide as it ages.

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