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Latest posts by ladygardener2

plastic greenhouse-where to put it!

Posted: 05/08/2015 at 15:18

It should be fine in that aspect Potty Lotty. They get very hot inside anyhow and seeds would cook in a gh if there is no shade/air. As sanjy67 says it will be best if you secure it to a fence or wall as high winds will blow it over. I anchor mine with both bricks and some compost in a bag along the inside bottom rungs to stop it blowing over. I've had accidents in the past.

Good luck.


Posted: 05/08/2015 at 11:52

Looking good baza, keep those pics coming. Most of mine are in flower now although I lost one with the storms the other day.


Why do gardeners dislike clay soil?

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:27

I have clay soil which I've improved over the years and I now have a really great growing medium.I hardly need a trowel to plant something in most of the borders.  My only problem is the weather and the fact that I want to grow so many plants that my garden is often overcrowded. 

trowbridge in bloom

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:24

Congratulations, it's well deserved. You have a wonderful garden.

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 29/07/2015 at 20:19

Now who mentioned Pimms. 

My Dahlias are a bit pathetic...

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 09:21

Many of mine are in bloom but I also have quite a few that are'nt. They're strong and healthy but with no sign of flower buds. Growing in the same bed as others who have been blooming for weeks. I think a lot depends on the variety and the weather.

Instant Gardener

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 10:20

I'm really enjoying the programme and I'm no novice in the garden. I love the relaxed and realistic way the gardens are made over for what would be a reasonable amount of money. I do watch all the garden programmes on TV but some spend thousands of pounds whereas this one at least seems to stay within the bounds of reality.

. I see no reason whatsoever for the BBC to say the Foxgloves are dangerous for children. Children should be supervised in the garden when they're young and taught not to eat any plants, they soon learn. I've always grown both them and Euphorbia in the gardens I've had and my Children and Grandchildren have been perfectly safe. It's a case of over reaction I think. We can't have warnings on every single thing that can do harm, that would be unrealistic.

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 09:41

I've really been enjoying The Instant Gardener. I love the relaxed easy presentation and would love to see the presenters go on and do some more gardening TV. Love that it's realistic in terms of money and what is reasonable to do in order to transform a garden within the means of the owners although I know that often the labour is the most expensive part of regenerating a garden. 

I've watched The Beechgrove Garden for years, long before it came to BBC England. 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 25/07/2015 at 06:15

Granma I'd love some of the Geranium seeds if you have some please. They're hard to beat in the garden are'nt they. I've sent you a pm but it'll be under Salvia.

Carol Klein’s Plant Odysseys

Posted: 22/07/2015 at 12:45

She was on the BBC news this morning promoting this programme. There will only be 4 in the series, the 1st one is about Roses.

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Salvia or Nepetia?

Help identify this one please 
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