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Mystery plant purchase

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 09:03

Thanks - that's the one!  

Lou x

Mystery plant purchase

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:50

Evening all!

I bought this plant today at a National Trust - I didn't write down the name and there is no label on it - any ideas?  I know I will recognise the name when I hear it!

Thanks, Lou

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54257.jpg?width=403&height=275&mode=max

Dry, shady area advice

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 20:33

Thanks for the advice!

 

Dry, shady area advice

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:05

Morning

I have an area of my garden sheltered by two or three small trees which has very poor, dry soil in semi to full shade.

Currently have a shrub which seems to be a michaelmas daisy or something similar - I don't like it, but not sure what to replace it that will thrive in such a poor area!?!

Any ideas welcome!!  My local garden centre is not particularly well stocked but has all the basics...

Thanks, Lou

Moving raspberry canes

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 09:33

Thanks for your advice - there are so many in the garden I'm sure my friend won't mind losing a few when we move them.

Moving raspberry canes

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 23:32

Hiya

Am helping out with a garden tomorrow where the raspberry canes have gone bonkers. A couple of questions... if I move them now will they survive for next year!? And what time of year is generally best to move them? 

Also the mint and lemon balm have also gone mad so I will transplant into an old sink. Any tips on using/storing the huge number of leaves we'll have left over

Thanks, Lou

Growing tomatoes in pots

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 14:50

Great - thanks guys!  All very helpful advice.  I think I will go with the three cane method!  And I've bought some Tomorite so hopefully they will do better this year!

Lou

Growing tomatoes in pots

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 13:04

Hello

I've been given four lovely tomato plants - I've never really grown them before (when I did I managed to kill them off!) 

They are four different varieties - a normal tomato, a yellow, a plum and a cherry tomato.  I'm going to put them into pots - I have 4 x 30cm pots which I can use.

I assume I need to prop them up with canes - does just a single one suffice?

Thanks!  Lou

Can anyone tell me what these plants are?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:14

Lovely - thanks guys - I was just writing my blog and didn't want to seem daft in not knowing what they were!

Lou 

Can anyone tell me what these plants are?

Posted: 21/03/2014 at 18:01

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/39965.jpg?width=214&height=244&mode=max

 

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The first one looks a bit like bluebells but I must admit I've seen them all before but don't know what they are!?  Help!!

Thanks, Louise

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Mystery plant purchase

What is it? 
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Dry, shady area advice

Plants for poor soil 
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Moving raspberry canes

plus herby tips 
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Growing tomatoes in pots

Help with growing tomatoes 
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Can anyone tell me what these plants are?

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Pruning a Flowering Cherry

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Growing veg with little space

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