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Over wintering plants

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 15:40

Fantastic thank you

Over wintering plants

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:24


I have a few -newly planted this year - terracotta dishes, which I have planted with succulents and alpines. Can anyone advise how best to over winter these? I do have a cold frame , its one of the green plastic ones, Im not sure if that would be do damp though?

I also have canna's currently flowering in the garden, when would it best to lift them, or should they be okay topped with a thick mulch.  All suggestions appreciated.

South African Garden

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:29

Thank you so much for your awesome ideas 😁🌺 Missy I totally agree sooo many plants soooo little time and I have realised that there is no one acre front garden I have recently seen some protea plants for sale - might be well worth trying!  I have red hot pokers, will be trying some canna's as well. The drive will be finnished Monday. Need to fill up the new beds with some soil etc and then I can start planting

South African Garden

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 18:27

We are redesigning our south facing front yard - having the drive done. In the process I have more planting area, and the very old poorly maintained shrubs are gone. Yipeeee

Clean slate so to speak, but as its  a nice  hot spot in summer, Im wanting to plant an African/ Mediterranean theme. I have some Canna's and red hot pokers, lavender, thyme and rosemary. Any other suggestions? I going for reasonable maintnance free zone. 

A REAL SCARE.......a body

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:52

spring come to early

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 18:48

Yes the mild weather is confusing - blossom around already. So I come from the southern hemisphere where seasons and planting is quite different. In the years I have been in the UK spring has arrived when it was supposed to 

What happens this year then - will everything just be early? If we have a very cold snap will the daffodils and tulips for eg. have a re start? (thinking this is possibly a stupid question)

when to sow

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 19:12

I have been - touch wood - quite lucky so far. This is one plant I really want to thrive in my garden. I've only ever seen photo graphs as well, its not like I saw the flower in my garden centre and fell in love with it. Anyway I digress

Last year I had ordered some plug plants - the leaves turned black within a few days and the whole lot died. I then ordered seed, and when the packet arrived, I chucked the packet in my ''gardeners junk corner'' and forgot about it. So - sorting out what to plant this year, I sprinkled the whole packet across three tiny pots, thinking that oh whatever, they wont come up anyway. This was the end of April - I think every seed in the pack germinated

The seedlings are looking strong, albeit a bit crowded, because I'm to scared to do anything with them. I have a shady corner in my garden ready for planting out, which gets some morning sun, and is protected from wind. I have dug out the soil, and replaced with a mix of manure and Ericaceous compost.

I hope I post a picture of some blue flowers at some point - its all about positive thinking



Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:32

Thank you Joybell!! Everyone's garden look so lovely, I'm just excited because its spring and I can be outdoors

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:55


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:54


What a lovely idea to post pics!

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