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GW memories 1991

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 15:10

Enjoyed the pics David.  I think i will have to take a trip the Barnsdale

My Castor Oil plant is dying

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 09:24

I have found in the past that mine has sometimes looked very sorry for itself and i thought I was going to lose it but then it seems to suddenly pick up and come back to life.  Yes, they are a robust plant. 

This year though mine is looking the best it has looked for a few years and thought it was all the rain we have had !!  It is such a funny year for plants they just don't know what is happening.  Lots of strange bugs and things as well - I think if it was me I would leave it and see how it goes next year.

Plant Labels

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 08:18

I like the idea of making plant labels from old milk containers, i think i will try that, at the moment I am using the plastic white ones but am running out and was thinking of what I could use instead of buying more.  Did think of using wooden lolly sticks, has anyone tried them ?

GW memories 1991

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 11:59

I too am a huge fan of Carol Klein, have just watched the clip, thank you David, really enjoyed it.  I must say I love her enthusiasm and passion she exudes - she was a lot more reserved in the clip.  Good old Geoff Hamilton, another of my favourites he was one of the best presenters and he always reminded me of my dad.  I am enjoying this series of GW though and getting used to Monty Don. 

Thanks again David for posting the clip

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 09:00

I have placed the order with Seedaholic so will let you know how I get on with them.  I ordered 12 packets of seeds and the delivery charge was £1.55.  Like you say it is hit and miss with germination.

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 18:21

Not thinking of buying anything unusual.

Wallflowers, bellis daisy, helenium, Phacelia, pulsatilla vulgaris, verbasucm, a couple of primulas (which I do know can be a bit hit and miss) also some rudbeckia and echinacea for next flowering late next year.

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 17:06

Have found online and they have a good selection of seeds at reasonable prices.  Just wondered if anyone has ordered from them before and if so, were they any good ?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 10:58

I love North Yorkshire it is so beautiful.  Hope the weather is good for you - mind you we have been there in November in the freezing and still enjoyed it, wrap up warm and lots of lovely walks. 

What is your kind of garden?

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 10:20

Very pretty garden and the pots and baskets are doing well and looking beautiful.  You are lucky to have sun today, we have rain here today in Suffolk. 

Some pics of my before and after garden

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 20:08

No, the garden has matured over the years.  I buy my plants normal size and patiently wait for them to grow, which is pat of the fun of gardening.  This year we pulled down our old shed and have replaced it with a greenhouse so I am  sowing seeds and taking cuttings. 

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