Latest posts by kimrosefreak

I just had to show you my new plants

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:52

yes i know what you mean , buying new plants always brings a smile to my face, my friend and i go to the local garden centre every fortnight and the first stop is always the coffe shop for a cream tea, discuss what we need lol, and then some serious shopping. Its my birthday wednesday and ive ask for garden vouchers, so i will be skipping to the till next week. Lovely pot but looks expensive ????

We love Monty!

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:45

yes thank full for honest advice from the god monty (sorry love the man), i agree with the orginal post why throw away plants, give them to good causes, there are thousands of projects goverment run that could do with brightening up, plant up schools, run down high streets, derlict land anything but bining them. And i dont agree with the supermarkets getting in on selling plants, but look at the other way GC sell a wide range of products . So i think the saying is the dog eat dog ????

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:36

hi sterelitza they are the pain of gardening , i think they are lovers of rudbekia, but have listed some plants that are slug resistant, Hellebores, Roses, Gerniums, siddalecca, Agathpanthus, Kantia, sedums and penstemon, not guaranteed because they have just ate my acanthus which is very tall, so good luck

Getting rid of slugs

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:30

should read flour/water so used to talking about flowers just typed it lol

Getting rid of slugs

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 14:28

sounds great anything that works is a bonus, this year i have put flower/water down, the yeast attracts them, also put plastic bottle collar with copper tape around , and thankfully delphinums, lupins have been untouched but its early days .

dahlia cuttings

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 17:53

beth greenfingers thank for advice going to try once more

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:54

been on holiday and just returned to a lovely line up of fav programmes about guess what gardening,sunday morning  bbc 2 8.00 am kicks of with garderns world, the a to z gardening followed by beechgrove which i have just watched, loved it, dont like the snow up in scotland though, but what a great way to start a sunday, now off to the local GC ??

dahlia cuttings

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 11:35

think i saw someting saying if you cut a small bit of tuber with cutting its called a irishman cut, and the small amount of tuber gives better results as kerri was suggesting, have been on hols so going to give another go, another idea could be compost to rich burning the cutting, so have brought new seed compost fingers crossed for another go ???


Posted: 22/03/2013 at 18:21

i think it is all trial and error, but as a new gardener i ordered from T&m , they gave one dispatch date that then  changed, and a further order was placced, and again dispatch changed, so i have not been overly pleased with the service. I eagerly await to see what will be delivered, sometimes although garden centres are expensive at least you can touch, see the goods and know what you are buying.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 16:27

caz w

hopefully that will be the plan, ive put in a small pond last week, so will try to take some photos, its nice to get new ideas

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leaves mottled on early pots

leaves have mottled 
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euphorbia looks like mildew

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