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No private club

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 10:07

I am frankly appalled by some of the comments on this thread, the bullying of one of the  more helpful members of the forum has deeply saddened me.

I am also disappointed by the two faced nature of certain posters. Kit your comments have really saddened me.


Posted: 16/03/2013 at 10:11

@jatnikapyar thanks for the advice, your plants look fab, I can grow them but have failed miserably to get them to flower what is your secret? This year I have overwintered them so I am hoping that I may see some flowers.

Daliah in pots?

Posted: 14/03/2013 at 20:31

I grow dahlias in pots but only small ones as they are such hungry plants. I can recommend the Happy series.

To get really good results I start them indoors now and grow them until they are large enough to cope with slugs. They cannot cope with frost.


Posted: 14/03/2013 at 17:37

Can I ask if you are growing it from seed and if you have grown it before?

Noooooooo they're awake.........

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 18:46

They do expire in the bowl, which is quite yucky, not sure why it works. The paste is gloopy.

Noooooooo they're awake.........

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:36

I also found 4 in my cold frame yesterday, I placed a bowl of flour and water paste in there as this was recommended by a poster last year and I found it an environmental way to get rid of them.

creating a cut flower border

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 15:33

There are several good articles about cut flowers written by Sarah Raven, I have followed her advice and some of the plants she recommends have proved successful for me. Cosmos, Dahlias, Sweet Peas and Wallflowers. All can be grown from seed, so quite economical.




GW gardening clubs

Posted: 09/03/2013 at 10:20

Surely forums have replaced Gardening clubs, I can get good advice 24 hours a day, I can share photos of my successes and get a variety of opinions on my failures.

The main advantages are that I can do this whenever I want, whilst eating my breakfast and without the expense of putting petrol in my car or trying to find somewhere to park. I do not have to leave the house on a icy night and worry about getting home safely.

I fully appreciate that gardening clubs have their place in some communities but for many of us forums have replaced them.

Euphorbia pruning

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 15:05

I am not an expert but I thought a good rule with euphorbias was to prune after flowering unless you are happy to lose all this years flowers and run the risk of frost damage.

My understanding is that they are quite tough but they still would not like frost in open wounds. Only you can decide how much you like your plant. Could you repot the young plants and keep them in a greenhouse?

Remember euphorbia sap is toxic, you will need gloves and eye protectors and you have to clean your secetaurs, apologies if this is old news.

Small garden, where to start?

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 12:29

There are several suggestions here for spring containers


I like lavenders and a long flowering plant is Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve' plus a purple toad flax would give you a purple border. 

Do you have a colour theme in mind? What is the soil look like?

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