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Displaying Flowers

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 12:44

Try channel 4 OD for that programme Kirsty from Location,Location did on learning crafts - she did flower arranging a couple of times I think

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 02:12

Busy girl, actually Verdun 

Dont think it's slugs - I've been watching the patch like a hawk and nothing even started to come through in most places, so don't think it's that they've been eaten. At a loss, to be honest. Oh well, second sowing tomorrow(well today as its 2am and I can't sleep)

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 22:29

Sorry about your accident fidget. Hope you feel better soon.

Today I managed to managed to weed half of my carrot patch.  Or should I say, my non-carrot patch, as out of six rows, I have about five seedlings! Last year I had so many seedlings I didn't know what to do, this year's three different varieties too - 'early Nantes', Chantenay and 'Autumn King'. Think I'll have to try a second sowing...

Also tied up a couple of toms in the greenhouse, cut back a few things that had finished flowering (can't remember name of them!), picked up far more dog poos than can be possible from one Westie in 24 hours, and watered.

Inbetween working seven hours, doing a 2.6 mile runn this morning, 4 loads of washing, and groomed, exercised ndmucked out my two horses. I can safely say I'm knackered!

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:07

Garden centre with display gardens, each one small and very focused on its subject

Flowers but only one green tomato - tiny one!

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:53

My tomatoes this year are having the flowers die off and then the tiny green tomatoes start to appear up to a week after. So if you've got lots of flowers and one of them has already started a tiny tomato, I'd probably start feeding and look forward to a good crop!

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:50

Thank you all - what are your thoughts on having small 'situation' display gardens, that have full grown versions of plants available in the GC, all labelled, I.e.

Shade garden, winter garden, summer garden, spring garden, autumn garden, tiny garden etc?

That way you could get inspiration for different things and also see what things look like when they're grown?

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 07:58

Thank you all of you, these are great points. What about free home delivery if you spend over £50 - so heavy pots/compost/trees don't have to get squeezed into your car?


Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 22:29

I have a pipe dream of one day opening a garden centre - combining the best bits of all the ones I like, plus a few things I don't think anyone does.

what are the things that make you go back to a garden centre and what would stop you going to  a particular one again?

also, I'm interested in what 'newbie' gardeners  want as opposed to experienced gardeners.

i'd love to hear everyone's thoughts and preferences!

Something a little different.

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 12:30

Wowsers. Just Wowsers.

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 07:47

Multi-functional, I guess would be my description.  It's L-shaped, and leading out from the house is an 'outdoor room' areathat's paved with seating, table and chairs, and outdoor kitchen with BBQ and pizza oven. Then there's four beds with a path through the middle and a seat to sit and look at it all and as you turn the corner you see the veg patch, greenhouse, she'd and small grass area for the dog.

Lots of different angles to look at it from and see different things!


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Trailing. Campanula - cut it back?

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Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

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Catananche - how to propagate?

Cuttings or seeds? 
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One curly sad tomato....

One plant out of twenty gone twisty and curly in the greenhouse.... 
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Camellia with leaves turning brown

Looks a bit sad.... 
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