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Latest posts by lisa69

Seeds are up

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 09:42

Glad to hear it. 

My neighbour is growing under light in his greenhouse and being a nosey parker lol I had to ask,, orchids that take 2 years to mature (I have to say I have greenhouse envy lol).

Well I've dragged oout the seedling compost, vermiculite and perlite and I'm away larkspur need to chill and I have some granny bonnets so I'm getting wrapped up and going out to play

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 09:33

Sam your garden has come on really well, love the sink and Kevin looks happy , Nutcutlet what a lovely dell, lots of work though, clearing it all is the key but if your anything like me I get impatient with the preperation and want it done 'now' lol.

Busy-Lizzie that is a lovely shed, my clematis have all died back but hopefully they will come back as good this year.

I really enjoy looking at pics of your gardens it gives so much inspiration and the before and afters are great. 

I have some hard landscaping to do this year, want to move and repair one of my sheds, create more privacy in the garden as we are mid terraced and overlooked.  its taken me a while to figure out how to work with the huge tree's in my relatively small garden and the slopes, we don't have a single level area in the whole garden, but this year, thanks to this forum and books I've been reading I think I've finally got it.

I'll post up some picture of my projects as I go and would love to see everyone elses, at least we can offer one another positive encouragment and advice and that is priceless

Carol Klein's Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 09:19

Fab programme  such a shame its only 4 weeks and covers the whole year in Carol's garden.

What an inspirational woman, full of energy and enthusiasm I love her passion.  It certainly gave me a much needed garden lift, last night was summer  

Seeds are up

Posted: 12/01/2013 at 09:13

Good morning all .

Wow you've all been so busy, I sat last weekend and ordered my seeds and was going to spend this weekend researching which ones needed a chill and I could sow.

I'm so glad the days are drawing out but still very wary of the threatened snow so I think I'm going to wait a couple of weeks.  I made a few mistakes last year and was too late for most things and had some lovely toms but they never rippened so decided to keep a journal this year to make sure I keep notes (or try to) and learn by my mistakes.

can you save seeds from cut flowers?

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 19:06

I had some success with snapdragon seeds and echinops last year from cut flower seeds I saved.  I would much rather have a plant but if I get cut flowers I try to at least have a go and salvage something from them.

Carol Klein's Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 19:04

I've set a reminder last week , I have the book and am really looking forward to it after the void of no Gardeners World on Friday evening it'll be great.

Health and safety!!

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 18:08

My neighbour doesn't even bother with council they just damage or cut any plants in my garden they don't like even to the point of chopping 5ft off my boundary hedge which my council simply ignored and told me it was domestic dispute (I must add we had been friends with our beighbours and I had kept the hedge neat and tidy, I wanted to keep it because of the wildlife here.)

I can understand that plants and gardening is not everones cup of tea but surely a comprise of sorts could have been reached without taking such measures. Although if the lady ignored complaints etc I guess it reached that point. 

Just a shame, one persons pleasure has been taken away when maybe it could have been changed for everyones enjoyment as it is a communal area.

Water feature

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 17:54

We had a pond in our council house garden before we moved, the only thing our council stipulated was that the house and land was put back to how it was before we moved in.

Our neighbour isn't allowed to have a pond but she is child minder, this i can understand but the reason they have given you seems silly really, surely there is more bacteria and disease in your waste bin!

Maybe you could find a small, hidden patch in your garden, maybe near your ash trees


Seed swap

Posted: 04/01/2013 at 17:49

Hi all

Milkymoo I have tonnes of poppy seeds, candytuft 'fantasy' and cornflower, the poppies I have are oriental large paper red and purple and also small native poppies, if you PM me your addess I'll send some along, always had good results here from my poppies but someone did tell me a poppy seed can stay dormant for years?

Funny isn't it, I've made lots of friends by nosing and wowing at other peoples gardens and a true gardener will come and have a chat, I have many poppy seeds from local people here who's poppies I hve admired and they've given me a few heads )

Seed swap

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 16:24

Hi All

OOOOH garden porn again!!! Every time I come here I spend money lols,, what lovely aquiligias, this year I am growing plants to swap seeds  and tomorrow I'm going to have a go at swearing at my weeds lols

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