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May In Your Garden

Posted: 26/05/2012 at 09:17

@Geoff sorry to hear about the chickens you have missed so much, the torch landed, Pudsey, Chelsea and West Ham all won but you are back in time for street parties and the Apprentice final.

@KG glad you got back safely nice photo

@Wintersong have you got a photo?


Posted: 25/05/2012 at 16:49

Obelixx thanks for the review, it is always good to hear from someone who was there. Also good to see the photos, several of which I have not seen on the tv( but I did give upafter 2 days)

2009 issue of Gardens Monthly

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 15:59

Sorry  I assumed you were interested in that specific article??  I meant contact the Hamiltons at their Barnsdale Garden. 



May In Your Garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 15:19

Lottie- iced madeira cake sounds yummy I am already struggling to get a fork in the ground, I have some more sweet peas to go in but they will struggle in this sun. Will OH answer to Rudolf?

2009 issue of Gardens Monthly

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 15:06

Have you considered contacting them direct, they may have a copy.

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what to pinch out????

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 23:46

I would try the library and look for anything by Alan Titchmarsh, Sarah Raven, Geoff Hamilton, Alys Fowler, Carol Klein.

Most books have a theme, wild flowers or cutting gardens, I find a lot of information that I need is on the back of the packets or websites for some seeds. Growing from seed is at times a little hit and miss because you are so dependent on conditions. My seedlings have really struggled with low light levels over the last 6 weeks. 


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 23:38

The tough answer is that you will have your pick of plants ( except the ericaceous) if you improve your soil. When I started I could not get a fork in the ground in the summer and dug really tiny holes to plant in and lost numerous plants. 


Posted: 24/05/2012 at 20:41

T&M sell 5 litres for £10 so that gives you an idea of prices. It is not a cheap product.

Try Amazon approx £30/40 for 100 litres. I use a wholesale/retail landscape supply company for buying compost/sand/gravel, there may be one in your area?

Castor oil Seedling

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 20:28

I have been trying to grow a castor oil plant from seed. It has it 2 first true leaves and is about 8 inches tall and now it appears that it is trying to flower. I would like to cut this flower head off but it appears to be coming out of the top of the stem?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 18:16

figrat I think you are correct on the turf stacking, when I was doing mine it was so soggy that I just abandoned it as it fell. More of a heap than a stack You are lucky to have a bloke who sorts rats OH is a wimp, but I did keep door shut for weeks

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