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Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 09:19
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Hi Lorraine

If your garden is mostly grass you'll be able to tell by how well the grass is doing. If the grass isn't green and growing well through a reasonable season then the same will apply to veg

Thanks Nutcutlet, thats reassuring as the grass does grow well.  Just didn't want to channel my efforts into something which would give poor rewards.

Alternative uses for a shady raised bed

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 22:02

Hi everyone,

My neighbours have 3x 20-25 ft conifers on the other side of our shared fence, as this is the sunniest area of my garden I was thinking of starting a veg plot, but  a couple of you are saying it won't be good for veg.  Do you know how far away from conifer a veg plot should be and what about other plants, ie shrubs and flowers.  I was hoping to start transforming my garden this year, which, at present is mostly grass and fence.


February in Your Garden

Posted: 21/02/2013 at 20:41
Busy-Lizzie wrote (see)

Lorraine, here is what the RHS says about propagating helleboures. 2 -3 years to flower from sowing seed.

Thanks for the link Busy-Lizzie  

February in Your Garden

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:31

Does anyone know how long it is before a new hellibore plant flowers?  I thought I read somewhere it is 7 years!

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:11

Thanks geoff - I guess I'll just have to be patient !

February in Your Garden

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 22:01

Hi everyone, I'm new to GW forum (just signed up today).  Its a great site isnt it.  Same as everyone else been enjoying the recent good weather days in the garden, mainly tiding up at the moment.  Looking forward to the spring and hoping for a drier summer.  I had great plans to start transforming my garden last year.  I cut part of a new border in June (jubilee weekend) and then the heavens opens and as we all know it never stopped,  well not long enough to do anything worthwhile.  So I'm desparate to get gardening this year.

Planting seeds in the greenhouse

Posted: 20/02/2013 at 21:19

Hi there, I'm also wanting to sow some seeds, in fact already sown a few (lobelia, cosmos, stocks) indoors and was wondering if they would be ok to be moved to a covered passage    way on the side of my house.  It has a perspex roof and is probably about 7 degs during the day.  

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