Latest posts by Lovetogarden

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 16:34

Precisely Geoff, that's what I mean. How would we get through the day without such information

Chris Beardshaw to join Beechgrove Garden

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 16:31

Wow, Yippee another gardening programme to watch on the TV and not on a computer screen. Has the message finally got through to the BBC that gardeners actually want longer screen time than 1/2hr a week as we now have with Gardeners World and repeats and compilations of other past gardening progs.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 16:24

I 'joined' the thread last summer and have enjoyed all the friendly banter, advice and have learnt a lot, not only about gardening. Long may it continue.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 15:05

Nr Lincoln.

Very windy and bitterly cold. Snow and sleet showers, not a nice day.

Glad you're sorted Frank.


Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:50

Have just looked up the tree you mentioned Bjay, it looks lovely, nice and slender, and would fit into most gardens. I can see the attraction.

Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:38

OH had decided to sweep up near the bird table on the back patio, says he can't stand it any longer It's a howling gale here so it will be as bad again in a short time. leaves everywhere.Told him it would be a waste of time, but he wouldn't listen

Now need to make a sandwich, what to have today? or maybe some tomato soup.......

Where is everyone? all busy bees.

Flower in the garden...

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:31

Every year we grow nicotiana Lime Green. It brightens up the borders, so it's a must for me. But as you say there are so many beautiful plants it's hard to choose. Roses of course, clematis, marguerite's, any spring flowers, but especcially snowdrops, they seem to lift the spirits and you know Spring can't be far away.

Whats your plans for the garden this year?

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:06

We have decided to concentrate on growing the old favourite vegetables Potatoes, beans carrots etc and salad crops. In the past we have tried various veg, pak choi white onion etc and had limited success. We haven't a very big veg garden so have decided against growing onions this year as we have found we can buy the amount we need cheaply. In the flower garden and borders, we will do as usual and grow a few annuals in amongst the perennials and bushes. I'm trying orlaya grandiflora and flax this year along with the old favourite nicotiana Lime Green. Just need to get spring here so we can get on with things.


Fork Handles

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 11:20

What is the rubber plug for Geoff? Bath, kitchen sink?

The girls done good

I left the advice about dahlia growing to someone who knows. We just plant them and hope for the best, seem to do alright.

Monty Don's French Gardens

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 11:16

I enjoyed the first programme in the series. We have been to Diane du Poitiers garden, don't know how to spell the name of the garden, it was better in real life than on the tv. Not a style I particularly like but you have just got to admire the grandeur and scale. I am looking forward to this weeks show. We have also been to Villandry, it's wonderful, the way they use vegetables in amongst the flowers, formal, but it works.

Monty does it for me. I think his garden at Long Meadow is influenced by the French garden style. He likes tall clipped hedges and lots of box. Not my cup of tea, but gardens should be about what you enjoy seeing and growing. Everyone is different.

Discussions started by Lovetogarden

Unusual visitor to bird table?

Mallard raiding bird table. 
Replies: 1    Views: 1200
Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 14:43

Autumn Colour

Changing leave colours during the year. 
Replies: 24    Views: 3494
Last Post: 12/11/2012 at 09:57

Giant Beetroot.

Can anyone beat this for size 
Replies: 6    Views: 2715
Last Post: 21/08/2012 at 09:19

Viburnum Bodnantense. " Dawn".

Is any one elses flowering now. 
Replies: 9    Views: 3014
Last Post: 03/08/2012 at 22:26

Vales Emerald Potatoes.

Whats you experience of growing this variety of first early. 
Replies: 8    Views: 5187
Last Post: 03/01/2014 at 23:23

Salvia Sclarea

Huge plant. 
Replies: 15    Views: 3579
Last Post: 05/07/2012 at 22:38

Orlaya grandiflora

When and how to sow seeds. 
Replies: 7    Views: 5964
Last Post: 22/04/2013 at 16:05
7 threads returned