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Talkback: Plans for a garden

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 15:50

Hi funkywhiteboy.  If you want to attract bees to your garden you need to plant single petalled flowers as opposed to the double kind.  Bees like to have a nice landing pad to land on too, so plants that are flat and open are good.  We have just started beekeeping and there is slightly more to it than just building a hive - but dont let that put you off.  It is a truly wonderful and rewarding hobby.

plant for large pot

Posted: 21/01/2012 at 15:41

Thanks Emma and Sal3.  Will definately give the trailing plants a try as the pot is quite tall.  Perhaps with Calendulas in the middle?

plant for large pot

Posted: 13/01/2012 at 17:35

Hi all,

I have been bought a large urn-shaped terracotta pot for Christmas and have been trying to think of a really nice plant for it.  I would really like to show off this pot to its best advantage and think it needs something special to plant in it. Has anybody got any ideas?

geranium confusion

Posted: 06/01/2012 at 15:52

I would just let them grow.  Just be sure not to give too much water because this can rot the root system.  


Posted: 06/01/2012 at 15:41

I have a similar problem with a burberis.  I cut it right back as nearly all the leaves had mildew but when it regrew so did the mildew.  Am wondering whether I will have to dig the burberis out.  

Gardeners world Mag Offers

Posted: 06/01/2012 at 15:36

Not sure why you are looking elsewhere.  When I have ordered one of these subscriber offers I just fill in the form in the magazine and send it off with the required postage.

New House, Old Lawn

Posted: 22/12/2011 at 14:34

You don't say how large your garden is, but if not too large I think I would probably dig it over, removing as many weeds as you can, then re-turf or sow grass seed.  If you want flower beds this would be the best time to work out where they could go - before you regrow the lawn that is.   A bit of work, I know, but worth it in the long run.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 16:53

Am all in favour of a bee-kind garden, as I am a beekeeper.  Where would we be without bees?  

Talkback: Carrot fly

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 16:45

I grow all my carrots in willow planters which are a height of about 18 inches.  I have never had trouble with carrot fly as I think they fly lower to the ground than this.   

Talkback: Cabbage white caterpillars

Posted: 09/12/2011 at 16:41

My cauliflowers were nearly decimated by them.  I successfully netted them against the pigeons but was tearing my hair out with the cabbage white.  Think I will just not grow brassicas next year.

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plant for large pot

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