Latest posts by ladygardener2

Begonia Glowing Embers Propagation and Care

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 18:17

From what I've read, it is an annual and does not make a corm like other Begonia. That said, I've overwintered the bedding Begonia in the past because they were a gift and they came through and flowered well the following year. I'll be trying the same thing with mine, bring inside when the frost arrives or when it gets really cold and the plant does'nt produce more flowers.I cut them back so to reduce stress on the plant but leave about 10cm or so of stems. Watered  sparsely over the winter and keep frost free with as much light as possible. 

If anyone knows a better way then so much the better.

Screen/Hedge - Need Advice

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 18:08

All I can say Katie 7 is that Clematis are very hungry plants and it often takes them a  couple of years to put down their roots, they like to be planted quite deeply, a couple of cm deeper than they were in the pots they came in. Some too grow much stronger and bloom much better than others. Do you know the names of the 2 you have?

Screen/Hedge - Need Advice

Posted: 06/08/2015 at 13:49

You might also think of a Clematis Katie 7. There are so many to choose from and although they're not evergreen, you could grow them with your Honeysuckle and Dog Rose. Good luck.

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.

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