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Which Hozelock Automatic Watering System?

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 21:28

Thanks Bill. Im thinking of adding a soaker hose to my sprinkler, with both of them connected to my timer. That way Ive got all bases covered.

Help needed to create a new garden

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:12

tattianna, could you post a photo taken from an upstairs window so we can see the whole garden in one shot?

any suggestions for tall trees

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 18:06

Barcham is a well reputed supplier of established trees. Personally, for such a long term investment, I would prefer to go and visit them and choose the individual trees myself. They are located at Eye Hill Drove, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XF. Perhaps turn it into a weekend away?

http://www.barcham.co.uk

Haws Professional 2 gallon watering can

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:54

Anyone use one of the Hawes Professional Long Reach watering cans? Ive wanted one for a while as it would be great for in the boarders, but not sure if the long spout would be a hinerance when using in the patio?

http://www.crocus.co.uk/images/products2/PR/20/00/00/25/PR2000002585_card_lg.jpg

 

 

 

Poppy Fields

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:45
Little weeeed wrote (see)

I have the oriental poppies in my garden pots (all pink except for one purple one!) But no red ones. If I want some for the 100 yrs remembrance, where it's the best place to buy?  I have never seen a packet of seeds for them on their own.

Thompson & Morgan sell the wild red poppy (Papaver rhoeas) seeds

http://www.thompson-morgan.com/flowers/flower-seeds/poppy-seeds/papaver-rhoeas-flanders/6553TM

So do Crocus...

http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/papaver-rhoeas/classid.1000000958/

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:36

My Clematis Piilu is doing well as it scrambles amongst the Honeysuckle...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps1aee8ec6.jpg

 

 

But when my tall Mongolian Sunflowers begin flowering I think they will take over...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps51d25923.jpg

 

 

Poppy Fields

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:38

Thanks. I will try and prepare the area (currently poor lawn) and get some seeds sown.

Helping Solitary Bees - will they all nest in flower pots?

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:36

I once upturned a medium sized terracota plantpot and stufed a layer of moss from my lawn inside it. Later that summer I noticed bees (bumble?) were going in & out through the drainage hole at the top. I assumed they were nesting.

Buxus Pyramids £17 - Good deal?

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:30

Good advice Gairygirl. I would like 4 plants, so Ive ordered just 2 from the offer and will look around for another 2 later in the year. Thanks.

 Also I notice Tescos stores are doing the 2 x Box balls for £20 offer again. Might grab a couple tonight.

Buxus Pyramids £17 - Good deal?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 10:59

Groupon are offering 2 x Buxus Pyramid plants for £35, or 4 x plants for £65. They are in 3 litre pots with an overall height of 55cm.

At first I thought this was a cracking deal, but once ive deducted the height of the pots, I guess the plants will only be about 35cm tall?

What do you think. Good deal or not?

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