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Lavender Lady

Latest posts by Lavender Lady

perrenial foxgloves?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 15:32

gardeningfantic  unfortunately, this one is also sterile - I will prob take a few cuttings just in case it does not overwinter.

perrenial foxgloves?

Posted: 29/08/2012 at 13:43



I too have the new one called Illuminate pink, it has been a real star through the summr and is still flowering and has lots of new shoots.  Whether it survives the winter and comes up again is another matter, we shall have to see.  Here is a pic of it - it is the smaller one at the front of the border.  The bees have been loving it all summer

What a great series!

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 16:15

Yes I agree it would be good to have a few GW in the winter.  When the weather is cold and wet and us gardeners cannot get outside it would be good to be able to sit down and watch a gardening programme.  Even showing a few repeats would be good, maybe some from the days of  Geoff Hamilton and Alan Titchmarsh.  They repeat everything else so why not GW. 


Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 16:25

I did not watch the programme and I never will.  Someone who did watch it told me how terrible it was and they were dismayed that in the programme they removed paving slabs from the site they were building and smashed them up and put them in a skip.  I would have thought that in the days where we are all encouraged to reduce the amount that is put into landfill sites this was not the message that should be put across.  Why not advertise the pavers on the local freecycle.  Freecycle is a wonderful site, I have put lots of things on there that we don't need anymore especially, pavers, bricks etc and have met some lovely fellow gardeners along the way. 

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 26/08/2012 at 09:27

Thank to all the kind coments about my garden.  Yes it is good to look back at the before pictures and see what you have acheived.  It has been hard work but we enjoy it so much.  It is like an extension to the house, we are always out there, pottering about - trouble is just cannot sit still in the garden I can always see something that needs deadheading, a pot needs water etc.  Not complaining - I love it.

Buying spring bulbs online

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 17:03

Has anyone bought from Sarah Ravens - been looking at her website and good selection of tulips etc ?

Buying spring bulbs online

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 10:19

I have just had this months edition of GW magazine drop onto my doormat and I see from the front page it is all about buying spring bulbs.  In the past I have bought from Parkers and have had mixed results with some not flowering at all and others being quite poor.  This I put down to me maybe planting too deep, not deep enought etc etc

From reading past forums I had saw that Parkers have had some mixed reviews which has got me thinking that maybe it was not me and could it have been due to the bulbs not being in tip top condition. 

So wondered where all you gardeners on the forum buy your spring bulbs from and what kind of results have you had.

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 07:42

I didn't know about Beechgrove til I read it about it on here.  I watched it on BBCi player and enjoyed it as well.  I think I will be watching it every week as well. 

Really enjoyed this weeks GW this latest series has been brilliant - especially Nigel - my westie Angus loves him.

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 19/08/2012 at 08:24

I have been using J Arthur Bowers and B & Q compost this year.  I know there has been a lot of people complaining about the B & Q compost but I have found it to be really good, I've had excellent results with it an no complaints.  Maybe they used a different supplier for a while and have changed again, I don't know.  Like the sound of the Asda offer, will look for that next time I'm in there.

What a great series!

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 18:43

Yes, I am really enjoying this series of GW and do agree that Nigel is definately the star of the show.  Our westie sits and watches GW with me on the sofa and as soon as Nigel appears he runs at the TV, he can also hear the birds etc.

Loved the garden they showed last night in Richmond,  North Yorkshire it was absolutely beautiful.

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Growing trailing tomatoes

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Has anyone grown Pixie clematis

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Wisteria - should I plant now ??

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Tomato plants in greenhouse

is it ok to cut off leaves to get light to fruit 
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Horticultural Epsom Salts

Is there a difference 
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Any bee keepers out there to answer a question

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question about bees and roses ?

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Female blackbird loses her mate - very sad

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My dahlia tubers are not doing anything

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Morrisons Tulips

Beautiful and would recommend 
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Frost damaged Ivy

Will it recover ?? 
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Is it still ok to feed dried fruit to birds bearing in mind the young

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Wistera - a good dark coloured one - any ideas ?

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