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Posted: 12/07/2013 at 22:57

Try the 'Mole Plant' - Euphorbia Caper Spurge. Works for me.

2 for 1 Gardens

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 22:52

We had a day out yesterday at Marwood Hill Gardens. Such a different reception. We were told which way to go to avoid steps and we had a lovely day mainly on the house side of the valley which was accessible although a bit steep in places. I walked up the hill on the other side while my husband sat by the water and watched the world go by. Such a different day out. Excellent food again!

Will probably write to Plant World over the weekend.

2 for 1 Gardens

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 09:37

We had a day out at Plant World, Newton Abbot last Monday. After a lovely lunch we were going to look around the garden. I had to ask about the 2 for 1 entry (there was a coffee advert in front of the 2 for 1 sticker). My husband uses an electric buggy and although the girl said the paths were steep no mention was made of steps or the narrowness of the paths. My husband then decided to wait around in the car park while I looked at the gardens which were very interesting although the steps were a bit precarious in places. Staff from the offices told my husband he couldn't stay where he was as it was private (he was just enjoying the view!). The view from the terrace is only visible if you stand up due to a high wall. I understand that Gardeners World cannot visit all sites but the part disabled accessibility is a complete misnomer and as far as we were concerned was taking money under false pretences. After I got home and checked the book I should only have been charged for single entry; I feel I am owed £1.50. We were even given tickets to pass to our friends (I returned these saying I would never recommend it to anyone!)

Wedding flowers for September

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 19:13

Go onto Sarah Raven's web site. If you subscribe to GW you can get 10% discount. There are demos of various arrangemnts and some lovely ideas for colour schemes. There is also a site called blooming green, 2 girls who were on a programme on Channel 4, they do wedding flowers and there will be ideas of what is available.




Posted: 02/05/2013 at 10:07

It now seems sorted. Have an old watering can under the tap and have filled 4 2 litre milk containers. The compost seems a lot drier. Can I use the feed for house plants?

Wedding flowers for September

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 09:47

Good idea for table arrangements is to use a terracotta flower pot lined with cellophane. Let the cellophane come up above the rim and use a small block of foam. Lavender should still be flowering or if not pick earlier and dry. Cerinthe is also a useful filler. Michaelmas daisies are available in a range iof colours (not red or orange!). When I started flower arranging in the 60's I was told that shrubs and foliage should be grown as flowers were usually cheap in markets!


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 12:01

Thanks for all the info! Just put some torn up cardboard in the bin and hope the weather improves to get out and try to get it sorted after the weekend.


Posted: 10/04/2013 at 21:07

I have inherited a wormery which is almost full of compost but which is very wet. The tap  at the bottom is broken and I have to use pliers to turn it on. Very little of the liquid comes out. There are loads of worms. I also need to know what percentage of the liquid to use for feeding and is it suitable for all plants.

Wild Plum bushes

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 20:51

if it is a sloe; sloe gin for next Christmas! or sloe wine; a wild plum is realy a Bullace and has bigger fruits than the sloe but smaller than normal plums, also good for wine. Flowers of the blackthorn are a beautiful creamy white. Although I had a bullace in the hedge at previous property I never noticed the flowers.



Posted: 23/03/2013 at 21:01

I bought an amyrrilis before Christmas; potted it up, kept it in my living room but nohing happened. Put it in my kitchen and about 5 large leaves grew. In the last couple of days a bud is startng to form. What I need to know is can I cut the leaves down or are they needed to feed the bulb.

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