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Peas - Sticks - Canes - Wire Netting

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 17:46

Hurst greenshaft are the ones I always grow and I've tried several others as well. The GS give me the most peas to the pod and lots of lovely pods.

I use canes and pea/bean netting, cheap and cheerful and it does the trick.

I've never seen this before

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 16:26

How strange, I've never heard of this happening before.

brompton stocks

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 16:24

I grow them and for me they're short lived perennials. I too leave them out over the winter time in a well drained flower bed and have one with a couple of small flowers now. I like the shape and colour of their leaves even if they're not in flower.

In late winter/early spring they'll give good colour and flowers with a lovely scent. I usually grow a Bromptom mix. I've grown them in pots although they've not done as well as in the ground 'tho they are more sheltered.

Too late to force bulbs

Posted: 04/12/2013 at 16:06

You don't say which type of bulbs you've got Steph so it's difficult to be specific in my answer as they all take different times to grow and flower.

In general 'tho I'd be delighted with a pot of any type of bulbs with instructions on what to do with them. I'm sure yours will make lovely presents for someone.

The Canny Gardener

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:13

It's always good when we have threads like this to warn unsuspecting gardeners not to rely on them. Thanks for the thread Verdun.

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 18:08

My replacement bulbs arrived today. Although they had run out of the advertised ones I'm happy enough with the healthy looking replacement ones. I just have to get them planted now.

I have to give credit for this to the lovely lady at GWmagazine who has kept in touch with me throughout and promptly answered any emails I sent. After 2 emails to Mr. F and nothing being done, they got right on the case after contact from her.


Bird feeders

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 06:07

I have several families of Goldfinch feeding from the Sunflower hearts at the bottom of the garden. They've been coming for ages and have gradually increased from 2 - 4 - about 12-14 of them now. Also have a Robin, some Bluetits and Chaffinch feeding from those feeders.

The Starlings come every day to eat the Fat Balls but they love the Suet Pellets and Mealyworms I leave on the bird table.

Gardening programmes

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 16:01
Lilylouise wrote (see)

Our garden will have a little spot in the episode on bedding 

In August Christine Walkden and a film crew spent  a very enjoyable afternoon in our garden 

Pam LL x

I remember you saying when she came and saw the pics. I'll look forward to seeing you on TV

GW free tulips in oct issue

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 19:28

Oh dear, perhaps you'll get one this time gardeningfantic.

Bird food

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 15:11

I do use fat balls in another feeder attached to the bird table. I find them very messy too as the Starlings peck and bits go everywhere, especiall down on the ground around the feeder. Still I keep it up, I also put suet pellets mealy worms and the odd bit of cake or cheese onto the table but they're gone first thing and very quickly.

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