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Posted: 26/04/2012 at 05:43

Thank you Koalagirl,

TeeGee - my pot is approx 40 inches in diameter - oh dear, is it too late to move some of them to another pot ?


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 22:25
Oh I see, and there's me thinking I would. E eating home grown strawbs in the summer. I'll see what other replies i get and see if everyone is of the same opinion. Seems odd that you ha e to pull them off and wait another whole year for fruit ;/ thankyou souch Italophile

Talkback: RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2009 - herbs for wildlife

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:11
I woh the varying heights and spreads and whgo about this wituld like to plant a herb do I go about this with he varying heights and spreads of the different plants?
Also where would I buy good quality seed for all the above mentioned plant types?
Thank you xx


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:06

Hi everyone,

This is my first ever attempt at growing strawberries and I have a few white flowers that have opened over the past couple of neighbour has told me to cut the flowers off just under the base of the flower with scissors to get more strawberries.........eeeeek!!

I have them growing in a big whicker tub, about 8 plants in all - I dont necessarily want to cut them off - is she right in telling me to do this????

My mum said I wont get any strawberries if I do this??

All help appreciated xx

What to do!!

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:01

Hi Yvonne, I would also like to say that I don't have very much knowledge of plants and am re-designing my side garden.......the folks on here have been brilliant in reccommending and advising me so make it your one stop shop if you need anything..........we definately aren't judgemental and are interested in helping everybody. There are some very knowledgeable people on here and I am in awe of them, I wish I was as knowledgeable but I am getting there slowly but surely. I was advised to do one project at a time and that is my mantra going forward...........Rome wasn't built in a day and yes I am still making mistakes but that's part of the learning and enjoyment of are very lucky to have a grenhouse.I am also on the lookout for one

Good luck with the garden and it would be nice to se a few photos as you go along

Take care

Lesley xx

Talkback: Tulips

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 15:47
Hi James, I'm so glad you posted this as the exact same thing has happened, to our potted tulips.
I never forget to water them so must be another reason for mine.............I planted 12 of the exact same variety in one pot, can't remember the name,they were a very beautiful, striking, dark purple. They have all come through now however 4 of them have turned a lovely yellowy/creme colour and these cream ones are half the size of the purple ones??????? Any ideas why this might have happened

A few snow shots taken in the garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 11:13

Gorgrous pictures x

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 10:18

Zulu...sounds beautifully romantic........swoooon

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 10:11

Bramley in Leeds, West Yorkshire is dry....................waheyyyyyyy!!

We've had enough rain this last week, I'm surprised I haven't grown  webbed feet & a beak and transplanted myself into the local pond

Rained all week on and off and have had a few casualties in the garden but hey-ho, onwards and upwards.

Going into the shed today to plant some summer flowering annuals ( if I'm not too late) to replace the grape hyacinths and daffs in pots that are just about done with for this year.

What is everyone else planting at the moment? and am I too late with my annuals?



Posted: 21/04/2012 at 09:57

Thank you so much, I will let you know how I get on

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