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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

May In Your Garden

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 17:42

I think I would be disappointed at Chelsea just because you cannot walk around the gardens, so your impression would not be as good as the TV view.

Debbie very impressive I would think it will be fine with just the top layer. I turned all of mine, just because they fell that way, I have sown it with poppies as an experiment.

FC will you get first dibs on the rescue plants?

Wintersong put your feet up and have a nice iced tea.

Lottie what sort of cake?

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