Lavender Lady

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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.

Free offers postage only

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 15:39

Oh thank for that jean, I will go and have a look now, a girl just can't have too many plants

Free offers postage only

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 10:21

I have had the 36 perennials and the 36 lavenders and although all small plug plants I have been very pleased with them so far.  Have not planted them out as they are still too small so am growing them on in the greenhouse and I will plant them out next year.  I think they are excellent value for money and are very healthy plants. 

Would recommend them

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 07:51

I cannot understand why the BBC waste money producing this type of programme when it has been done over and over so many times. 

Why not extend GW which is something they know works and gets its regular viewers every week - I don't know what the viewing figures are for each programme - I suppose it is higher in the winter months rather than the summer.  If they cannot extend GW they why not a midweek update.  I am sure it is hard work for all the presenters and it is not a matter of just filming for half an hour to produce a programme, so why not have different presenters doing a midweek update or visiting other peoples gardens.  There is so much knowledge out there so why not use it.  You only need to read this forum to see how much people have learnt and can advise from their own experiences.

We are supposed to be encouraging people to get fit.  A lot of people have gardens or balconies and should be helped into making good use of these.  People who have no knowledge of gardening see this type of programme and think that you need a team of builders, garden experts etc to get the garden going and are not going to give it a try are they. 

Showing people that they can start a garden from scratch (the local freecycle group is brilliant at obtaining materials or even plants from other gardeners) is the way forward I think.  Gardening doen not have to be an expensive hobby and most gardeners are all only too happy to share plants they have grown and their wealth of knowledge and tips.   Books can be obtained from the local library or charity shops. 

So a hobby that keeps you fit, can cost little or nothing, making friends, growing your own veg for the family or creating a wildlife haven and attractive vew from your kitchen window. 

Come on BBC change the format and give us gardeners something that will work.


T&M offer July Lavender

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 19:10

I too have potted mine into 3 inch pots and they are looking very healthy.  I think they are great value for money.  I won't plant them out now til next spring so they get a really good chance to grow into strong plants.

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 09:32

Thank you 

What exactly does a 'sterile' plant mean ?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 09:16

Thank you Dovefromabove.   Is the plant still attractive to bees and other insects ?

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