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Lesley, Cardiff

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topdressing lawns

Posted: 19/02/2014 at 12:24

For the last few years we have used the Symbio products - not the cheapest but well worth it.  Lots of compliments on our lawns, and they withstand plenty of traffic during NGS open days.  Here is the link

fruit cage advice please

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 13:58

We have an aluminium fruit cage on the allotment (supplied by Two Wests) and it has lasted well.  One tip - make sure that the roof is removable - we have configured ours so that the net has a long batten at each end, it can be rolled up and taken off over winter, otherwise too much snow on the roof netting makes the whole thing sag and distorts the whole fruit cage.  You need to attach the roof netting with a few zippies but they are easy to cut/remove to take the netting off.

Must have natives?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 11:31

My personal favourites for planting at the hedge base are primroses, violets and snowdrops.

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 13:55

Sometimes with a bit of nurture they are a real bargain - just bringing on a half price bargain pack of 72 perennials (Thompson & Morgan) and I have 119 plants to plant out next year - most of the very small modules had more than one seedling ...

Gardeners world

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 12:49

I agree - very thin on content and nothing new.  Bring back Toby and Alys!

veg plot edging

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 13:14

Try the Linkabord product, although it might be expensive if you need a lot, although it looks good and weathers well (I have some 6+ years old and colour is still good) - on my allotment I have edged the 4 plots with tanelised timber 8" and this lasts well.


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:17

Can recommend Kings Seeds - especially if you are in a club/allotment seed scheme when the price is discounted


Posted: 16/08/2013 at 12:15

Hi Potty Girl - Just upgrading my aluminium greenhouse for a cedar one.  Replacing current part paved/part gravel base with a solid concrete base.  One tip, if you have a solid concrete base, don't be tempted to seal it to keep it nice/look good as it won't be porous for water run-off or damping down.  Enjoy your new greenhouse.

Plant Thieves at NGS Opening

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 10:32

I suppose you have to be pragmatic and say it's only a plant, but it felt like they were stealing from charity.  I also had plants for sale, and they could have bought a plant for £2 rather than dig it up ........ never mind, I'll be more vigilant next year.

Cottage garden lawn ideas?

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 12:56

Agree with comments above, can recommend Pictorial Meadows mix - have grown them for the last 3 years with success.  Also try Wiggly Wigglers for wildflower plug plants - great selection and quality.

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Plant Thieves at NGS Opening

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Visiting Malvern Spring Show

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My first Hedgehog inhabitant

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