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Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 11:26

That's great news about Chris Beardshaw joining the show. I've watched it for years and am delighted that this year so many more people will get the chance to see it.

What to sow in January

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 10:16

You could sow sweetpea now, I always sow in the autumn but again anytime now and I've been growing them for years.

Also what about Cornflowers and Calendula, they could be sown now too perhaps.

I do have a covered back yard with perspex as a roof so I can keep everything frost free.

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 17:47

Lithadora Heavenly Blue is wonderful as is Grace Ward.


Posted: 29/11/2012 at 11:35

I've had Starlings every late autumn and winter for the past few years. They love the suet pellets I put out for them and nibble at the fat balls in the feeders too. I love to see them and hear them chattering and whistling. Happily I have a feeder that I use for sunflower hearts in a different part of the garden and it's visited by Chaffinch and Blue Tig. I also have a Robin who arrives while it's still dark around 6am and he/she eats the mealy worms and I think the suet pellets off the table.

Dhalias still flowering late November

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 11:34

Most of mine are lifted now but I've got one which, like yours is still blooming and I've left it. We've had a bad frost overnight but as it has'nt blackened the leaves I'm going to leave things as they are for another while. As you say, the colour especially at this time of year is very welcome.

Gardeners' World hibernating

Posted: 19/11/2012 at 20:39

There are quite a few old GW programmes on Youtube. Just type in Geoff Hamilton + gardening or Alan Titchmarsh. Good luck.

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 22:42

Dovefromabove thanks for that info about forcing and heritage.The 1st way of forcing is most likely where I got the idea about lifting it. I forced mine the 2nd way last year and just used an old bucket.




Posted: 13/11/2012 at 21:00

They look so delicate but of course they are'nt at all. They're obviously very happy there.

raspberries and rhubarb

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 12:00

Thanks Sotongeoff, I forced it last year as you say, in the ground and got some lovely early stalks. I'm not going to force it this year as I've read it needs a rest and a feed in between forcing years.

I'm wanting to relocate the Rhubarb and wondered when would be the best time to move it. I'd thought that if I was digging it up (I might split it too) I could leave a bit uncovered to get frosted as I've read this is a good idea.

My cuttings!

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 07:47

Looking good as always Pam. I've used perlite for cuttings this year too with great results.

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