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Posted: Today at 20:53

Thank you, chicky, its very special to me too. It is very hard work as i have only been making this garden since 2012, started digging borders in winter 2011. Its all from cuttings and seeds which I have grown myself.  There are a few Bare root plants all from Parkers sales

Its a huge garden about a third to half acre with lots of borders and a veg bit.

What plant is this, plus pic this time!

Posted: Today at 20:04

Has it had blossom on it?


Posted: Today at 19:40

The roots wont be too big on a 7ft tre

ours were 25 years old and 28 of them,, you need an iron bar and a pick axe or matock, dig around the root, out a bit from the trunk, then just pick away, when you come to a long root, just snip it off, they will come out when you start to dig the ground for planting.  

The view here is beautiful, i am very lucky to be able to live here. This was today, coffee on the patio, Dartmoor hills in the distance.










Planting in a 30" x 12" square container

Posted: Today at 19:19

What sort of philadelphus, mine have grown to about 15ft tall, they are big shrubs and need to be in the ground. Clematis also like a deep root run, i dont think 15inch is deep enough. You would dig a hole almost that deep to plant one in. They are very hungry plants. 30inch deep would be better, but not for philys. (Unless there is a dwarf one)

can I prune my primroses

Posted: Today at 19:12

I have just Chelsea chopped some of mine right back to the ground, we do this every year and they come back stronger each year. Different opinions though!.

When my dad told me to do this, I thought it couldnt be right, but it is for us here anyway. The Denticulata particually benefit from the chop.

What do you do with grass clippings?

Posted: Today at 18:31

Its ok in trenches for veg, best on the compost to allow it to rot down a bit, then use the compost as mulch. I only put a couple of inches in the compost bins at a time and fork it in a bit.

When to Prune Escallonia.

Posted: Today at 18:24

You probably wont get any flowers on if you do it now, better to wait till its flowered unless you dont mind.

Is this area ready for planting

Posted: Today at 18:18

For what you want to plant in there, it will be just fine.

Perhaps you can show a pic when its planted up. 

You will get more weeds, you always will, but they will come out easily now. Well done.

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: Today at 18:10

I have no neighbours, i stamp on them.

Photographing the tulips

Posted: Today at 18:05

Wow! That is a beautiful garden, if i put tulips out in the open ground, i never see them again. You have every right to feel smug.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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