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Seed swap

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 16:39

Hi Sam

I'd be happy to seed swap, I've done it several times before from different boards and with some success, even taking into consideration all the comments above and never had any problem before.

I grew a lovely wildflower garden this year was really pleased with the result for little effort but the initial cost of the seeds was high plus I wanted seeds to encourage insects and they sold out very quickly this year.

I have mounds of seeds and would be happy to swap, I took pics of them all before I harvested too but with some of the native wildflowers would have to research what they are before swapping 

Can anyone identify my mystery plant?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 15:05

I wonder if its not alloowed nutcutlet, I've posted one the same to see if mine is removed

christmas tree

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 14:55

James there is a thread in Nature Garden forum about hedgehogs and hibernation if not there is loads of information available via google, hope this helps


I bought my first real christmas tree this year and its lovely, I potted it up for this year and planned to put it in the garden next year.  I too think it is such a waste, we see many here dumped after xmas but a lot of people tend to buy the ones with no roots so they just get trimmed for a few weeks and then discarded

Can anyone identify my mystery plant?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 14:52

Had to laugh at Flowering Rose, although I did find some cannabis growing under my bird table last year and promptly removed it (apparently certain bird feed has hemp seeds in)

Could this be echium pininana?


car tire planters

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 17:25

Hi Gardengirl

Not sure if this is any good or if they have colours but I found this

Or maybe what the grafitti artists use Montana or Krylon may work and they have a full range of colours.

car tire planters

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 17:20

Ola Lidia Cabanella

que son preciosas! ¿Te pintar el interior también?

Good day

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 17:15

What a great idea, I'd be happy to and seeds, I had a very good year last year with a new wildflower patch.  I bought the seeds initially but have harvested tonnes and they are so easy and the bee's and birds loved them in my garden and I'd be happy to share .

I,m still a very novice gardener but it would be great to have a go, save money and recolonise


car tire planters

Posted: 28/11/2012 at 17:05

Oh I'm sooo glad I joined GW forums.

These are great Gardengirl, well done for not giving up think I'dve rolled the damn thing away before now but they look great.

Lidia Cabanella's are beautiful too.

Have you decided on the colours yet although they look great washed black and the plant will set them off beautifully.

Any ideas what your going to plant up in them yet?

Please keep us posted with piccys  

Advice on planting native hedgerow please

Posted: 27/11/2012 at 10:26

Hi Helen - what a great project.  I just ordered some bare root native hedging for my garden but I have opted for the thorny variety due to unwanted visitors vandalising our garden and will be watching with interest.  Quick question, did you use any root hormone when planting your bare root plants?

Good luck and looking forward to the pictures 

Trellis screen - any idea how much?

Posted: 26/11/2012 at 16:32

Hi there


I just saw this thread and wanted to say I did mine trellis screening myself, and for a girl it was quite easy. We didn't need our posts cementing in as the site is sheltered and the screening is for privacy from a new housing estate at the back of our garden.

I bought my trellis from a local timber merchant and for 6x6 it cost me £15.00 per panel plus £10.00 for delivery.  The posts we got from Wickes at £12.00 each and I bought post spikes at £5.00 each, oh and the thingy you put the spikes in with at £5.00.

An afternoon, a lump hammer and a power screwdriver and all done and the money I saved meant I could buy some lovely bluebell paint to paint then new screening.

Just a thought but it is cheaper and more fun to stand back and look at your own work if you can.


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