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Latest posts by John mcleod

Greenhouse help

Posted: 08/02/2014 at 10:09
Thanks for all your feedback! Hostafan I think I will give your greenhouse a miss thanks!! I do hope the insurance company covers the cost of it

Greenhouse help

Posted: 07/02/2014 at 16:34
Hi guys I am looking to buy my first greenhouse. The spot I have is not in full sun all day. Would be a small greenhouse. 6ft by 4ft perhaps. Does anyone have recommendations about good places to order from and also what's best, brick base or a wooden frame with greenhouse screwed onto this??

Mulch or top soil ??

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 22:14

Thanks for your reply guys. Plants done well this year but want better next year!

Mulch or top soil ??

Posted: 03/09/2013 at 18:23

I am looking for some advice. I am wanting to improve my soil for next year. I live in a new build property and the soil is not great. I am growing mostly perenials with some annuals. What is best to add to improve the soil as some areas the soil is full of builders sand and does not retain moisture. Should I mulch my borders or add to top soil. also where is the best place to buy from?

Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 22:28

I am also having the exact same problem! Not a great year for my sweet peas compared to last year 

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 18:25

I  grew sweet peas from seed this year. Not sure of the variety but they are a dark purple. The problem is I am not getting as many flowers as the mixed coloured ones l grew last year. they are in the exact same position. Also the leaves at the bottom of the plant are turning white. They also have not even grown that high.  I water them every day during this warm weather. Anyone any suggestions how to rescue them?? I suspect it might be too late 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:43

there are a few primulas and an alpine strawberry. I am not sure of the rest sorry! Just plants I have picked up at the garden centres over a few months. When I put the pond in, i did not like it at all. It looked cheap and plasticky. But once I put a few ground cover plants that spread round the edges it looks so much better and more natural. 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:53

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26227.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/wildlife-gardening/water-plants-for-a-wildlife-pond-/75095.html.     That is the link to my original post about ponds.  Already it is full of insects and the birds and also the cat likes to drink out of it!!

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:23

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26219.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Last autumn. Not looking too good. Will upload a picture of what it looks like now 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:21

Hi I bought that exact pond last autumn. to have now got around the pond planted. And got an iris and marsh marigold. You might want to look at my post about it. Only think be careful when filling the soil around the pond as the pond cait loose it's shape. Maybe fill it with water gradually whilst filling in the sides with soil. Good luck

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Painting of fence

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Morning Glory

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Greenhouse base

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Greenhouse help

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Mulch or top soil ??

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Problems with sweet peas

 
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Cosmos problems!

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Water plants for a wildlife pond

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Over winter non hardy fuschia

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Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Bought a brand new house with a blank canvas 
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Wildlife Pond

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