Latest posts by Lowenna

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 09:33

I like both Phil Tuffnell and Joe Swift and can take Anneka Rice in small doses. I knew it was going to be a sort of "DIYSOS" of the garden but thought I'd give it a go.

It was even worse than I feared, mawkish,over sentimental, supposedly tearjerking and very little to do with gardening. I managed to watch about 10minutes of it, in 3 segments ( I'd recorded it and kept FFing to see if it improved - it didn't) and won't bother again. A gardening opportunity missed 

GW Presenters

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 18:06

This year's GW has been very boring in my opinion. I record it and often it only takes me 10mins to watch the interesting bits. MD should be put out to pastur, he never was any good and now he is becoming slow, boring and even more patronising. Get someone new for next year for goodness sake 

up to minate gardening

Posted: 09/08/2012 at 09:16

GW is filmed 2 weeks ahead so is not always weather accurate 

perennial plug plants

Posted: 06/08/2012 at 08:45

T and M plants are tiny, but have good root systems. Either autumn or spring will do 


Posted: 05/08/2012 at 10:07

We planted 2 such hedges ( one green privet and one a mix of green and gold ) in 2006. We bought bare root plants ( Hopesgrove nurseries, or some similar name - they advertise in magazines and are in Kent) which were about 60cms ( 2ft) tall. We planted in November and they had begun to grow and bush out by the next summer. By summer 2008 they were more than double in height and by the start of 2009 ( 2 1/2 yrs) they were very bushy and 6' tall, which is where we kept them. They are still very healthy plants and are great hedges. We did a double row of planting, staggering the plants - one of the best things we ever did 

Gardeners World - not back for 4 weeks!

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 17:08

I thought it was a bit boring last night 

What is your kind of garden?

Posted: 01/08/2012 at 09:08

My garden is esentially herbaceous perennials. We are surrounded by fields so get loads of weeds which are the bane of my life  I try to pack things in so there is no earth showing and do all my own propagation  Because of where I live, I don't have frosts so I don't have a lot of bareness in the winter 

Astrantias not flowering

Posted: 29/07/2012 at 10:02

I bought small astrantia plants from eBay in May. They have all grown well and all but one are flowering... sorry 

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 09:07

Very nice formal garden, such pretty colour combinations. Do you live by a very busy main road? 

What is this brown leaved plant with yellow flower

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 09:37

I have it - it bulks up and spreads like mad 

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Why the Gap?

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Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

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11 - 05 - 2012 Programme

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