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Hanging baskets

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 09:33

I use slow release fertiliser when I first plant baskets, tubs etc, then after about 6 weeks, as the baskets fill out I use a liquid feed,  phostrogen, or similar, weekly. The most important thing is that you don't let them dry out, I water daily, don't rely on rainfall, and dead head regularly. Also consider the type of plants you use.I find that trailing lobelia doesn't do well in my baskets. We live in the east and usually have dry summers. This year has been very dry!



Posted: 10/03/2015 at 18:02

Had a lovely afternoon at Garden Centre. Started with coffee and cake, just to get me going, then bought a Ilex. Gold King, reduced from £8 to £4, nice little plant some more basket plug plants and a packet of coleus seeds, thought I would give them a try, useful for infilling in pots.

It's been a beautiful day here, managed to sit out this morning and chat to friends over coffee, really feels as if Spring is on its way, if not yet arrived.

Love the pergola, will look stunning when planted up with climbers.

Lily Beetle

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 05:33

Bee witched.  Thanks for the info. I wiil look on eBay. sounds like useful stuff???.

Lily Beetle

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 15:20

Just look out for the pests, do it daily if you can, at least they are easy to spot and kill them, hopefully before they mate. It's a never ending job, but lilies are so beautiful its worth the effort. Didn't have so many last year, You will be lucky to get rid of them altogether, but you can limit their numbers.

Bee witched.-- Never heard of neem oil, what is it and where do you get it, - garden centre? sounds like it works.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:47

I'm hoping to have a cutting garden this year. I was inspired by Rachel de Tame on GW last year and as I don't want to grow so many veg this year thought I would give it a go.

I have bought some seeds, Larkspur and various others, thought I might grow some Dahlias, sweet peas, and tithonia, just have to waite and see what happens.

I have got various things I can use already in the garden that have self seeded, so good luck everyone.

Can't really offer any advice as I have never done it myself, I will just follow instructions on the seed packets, and when I bought some Johnsons seeds there was a small leaflet that gave some tips, so you might be able to pick one of those up from the GC.


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:37

I'm going to see Swan Lake on Tuesday at our local Odeon Cinema, streamed live from Covent Garden. We go about 4 times a year to various "Live performances"  They do opera too and some west end shows, the last one we saw was Billy Elliot. Excellent value for money and you don't have to go to London( not that I've got anything against London, only the distance)

Still raining here


Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:09

Raining here in Lincolnshire too. I did manage to get one veggie plot sorted out, but had to leave the other two for another day, drat. I had hoped to finish them today and move onto sorting borders, but that's gardening for you always at the mercy of the weather.

Did manage to get several basket plants potted on, and cut down and replant some pelagoniums so not quite a waste of the day..

Now for a nice cuppa and perhaps some ironing



Posted: 08/03/2015 at 09:27

Morning all.

Haven't posted here for a while, so thought I'd just pop in to say hello.

Got lots of jobs waiting in the garden, chilly  today, so will start in the greenhouse, sow a few more seeds, until it warms up, hopefully.

Have a good day folks.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 00:14


meant to say thanks Liz, glad to be back.






Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 00:10


The rose is Crown Princess Margareta, a David Austin rose.

Cut down the pelagoniums that have over wintered in the greenhouse, have managed to keep them all!

I have bought some seed potatoes, variety Casablanca, not had them before, but thought I'd give them a go.

Gave the grass another light trim, looks a lot better, I think I'll rake it in a few days.

Things are starting to take shape, but still a lot of work to do. Will get there eventually!



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