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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:38

plant pauper, that was a photo I took from Sarah Raven website where I purchased them from. They are called their Venetian Collection and comprise...

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:30

And don't forget the bulbs RB 


Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:23

Masonry paint for pots is a good idea Fairygirl.

Grit certainly does make the post look dressed, and they look neater through the winter. I also like to think the grit helps stop the compost getting splashed in heavy rain. Netting is certainly a good idea if there are squizzers about.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 19:02


Helps stop the squirrels from digging, keeps in moisture, and helps prevent weeds growing.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 17:48

Over the last few weeks Ive been giving my lawn its 'last cut of the year' numerous times, I wonder how many more I shall do before it stops growing? Anyway, I've tidied up my pots, just leaving out the evergreen box balls..


Spent a small fortune on new frost proof pots, compost and spring/summer bulbs. I discovered Homebase to be the cheapest for normal looking terracotta pots, but had to go to Dobbies for the two larger roll top pots. Managed to pot half of them up today, mostly aliums, dafs and some rather nice looking Venetian tulip collection from Sarah Raven. Placed them against the house for further frost protection..







Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 21:31

Same here nutcutlet, and thanks for the invite. 

Forum trip to Kathy Brown's garden near Bedford

Posted: 21/09/2015 at 17:58

Sorry, can't make tomorrow as I now have to do the school run in the afternoon. Shame, I was looking forward to going. 

French lavender

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 21:07
One of my most favourite plants, but they don't normally survive the winter for me. They aren't as hardy as English lavender.

I want a flower meadow

Posted: 09/09/2015 at 01:33

I live very close to Pictorial Meadows and they supplied their seeds to Rotherham Council who sowed them along roadsides & roundabouts etc and they really did look spectacular. I even wrote to Rotherham council to commend them.


Wildlife Pond

Posted: 08/09/2015 at 10:39

 Well done, looks great.

Discussions started by LeadFarmer

Removing mould on plant pots?

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Where are we ordering our summer bulbs from?

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Safe place for planting pot grown oak trees

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Seeds from tall Foxgloves

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3 yrs of Gardeners World recordings

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Unknown plant on GW?

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Which birds nest is this?

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Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

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Photos of your ponds please

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Seed Potato Suppliers

Where do you buy from? 
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I'd like a plant like this...

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Ornamental grass seed?

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Any good lawn mower forums?

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Buying Sweet Pea Monty Don seeds?

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Planting suggestions for new path?

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