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Which Delphinium seeds?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:50

Ok, thanks. Perhaps I'll sow some seeds for next year, but also buy some plants for this year. 

Thanks geoff

Which Delphinium seeds?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:14

Ahh, didnt realise they wouldnt flower this year, thanks. So are they bi-annual like Foxgloves?

Online design tools

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:07

No, not sure. But there are loads of identical looking ones on ebay. 

Which Delphinium seeds?

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 15:06

Ive never grown Delphiniums before and I fancy sowing some seeds this spring. But im unsure which veriety to buy. Crocus have the Centurian Blue F1 which look nice, but they are £5 for 10 seeds. 

So im after some advice on which Delphiniums people here have grown well from seed?

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 20:59
My boy is 6 and is quite competent in water, to the point where im happy enough to have the pond, but I don't want to take chances. Glad this thread popped up again as the project has been on hold over winter, but will be going ahead soon.

Tomato Growpots, any good?

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 15:18

Thanks. Mixed opinions then I see. I reckon I'll give them a miss and continue with the bottomless pots & growbag routine.

New build house, new build lawn - help to start off the right way.

Posted: 18/03/2013 at 14:13
Your garden doesn't look any where near as bad as I expected. I think your right to give yourselves a year to decide. In that time you can doodle sketches of how you might want it to look.

New build house, new build lawn - help to start off the right way.

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 17:00

Rich, this may sound extreme but...

You could consider starting off from scratch and ripping the whole thing out. By that I mean strip off the lawn, dig out some of the clay, add drainage and then dump a load of new top soil ontop. This could be heavy work and may need a mini digger and a couple of skips. And would require you to be on the lookout for someone wanting rid of their top soil. But then you would be starting from the beginning with a good usable garden for the future.

If your garden is bad now, then chances are future plants might not thrive and in years to come you may end up digging it all out anyway. Obviously Ive not seen your garden and you may not need to go to such measures. Perhaps you could just dig out the clay soil in your borders and leave the rest? But I guess the lawn wont thank you in the future. 

 Any chance of a photo showing the whole garden?

Too late to plant Tulip/Daff bulbs?

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 13:53

That would be good dave. Ill post udates as and when they flower.

Bird box v bird feeding

Posted: 16/03/2013 at 13:45

I would fix your nest box and leave it for the birds to decide if they like its position. Its better than not putting it up and never knowing. Give it a couple of years before expecting any birds to nest in it though.

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