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New to gardening and in need of help!

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:45

Lots of scope to go wild there, give it some careful thought and planing, look in books for designs, and which plants grow to which height etc. Looking forward to seeing this progressing.

Which county are you in?

Casualties in the heat.......

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:30

Coldish and been raining for hours here, mine are well and truly watered, and rain expected for days to come!

Dont be too hasty in chopping down, they could recover.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 12:25

Same here, but I don't expect perfection in my garden, there's always something not quite right!

New to gardening and in need of help!

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 10:33

I have perennial and biennial garden, you need to think ahead, so you will sow seeds for foxgloves, delphiniums, lupins, aquilegia and more! Do that now or bit later. Scrounge some cuttings from people if you can, nows the time for Salvia Hotlips, Bowles Mauve, etc.

Do you have a greenhouse? Ideal for seed sowing.

Dont pick the flower buds off the Marigolds, they are just msking roots before flowering and once they start, will go on till Autumn if you regularly deadhead them.

The only way to get rid of those roots is to dig!

We would love to see some photo's maybe get an idea of the size.

Dont be afraid to ask any questions, we all had to learn once. Always someone here grows what you're going to adk about.

Have a look on this site at a thread called Wish list and seed swap, you may pick up something you want for free.

All my garden is from seeds, cuttings etc from friends and family, it neednt cost you anything apart from soil improvers and compost.

Potential poisonous plant

Posted: 02/07/2015 at 08:02

If you google...'.RHS Potentially harmful garden plants ' you will get a list. I can't do links on this device.


Posted: 02/07/2015 at 07:22

Weather's broken here, tubs nicely watered through the night and rain forecast  everyday on the GW report, which I am pleased about. Temp down a bit too. 

Just gor a couple of dozen Gaillardia to plant out,  a couple of Cannas  and some primulas that Hostafan gave me and I have finished, well, as much as you do finish!!!!

Dad's got his radio on, OH got the TV on, they are both keen on the Women's football.

what to do next with these plants?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:29

I think you will need to take the plunge Sanjy, Its July, you will lose the season soon. May as well take the chance. I have put almost everything out now, regardless of size and they have grown almost overnight. they will soon be starved in the little modules.

The cornflower are annuals as well, but they will self seed for next year or you can collect them and sow in March. 

I would put the stocks out as well. mine have almost finished flowering now but yours may overwinter and flower next spring.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 22:20



what to do next with these plants?

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:12

I wouldnt be planting those delphiniums out until next Spring, if they are small they will be gone by the morning, slugs will have them off to the ground.

The stocks need chopping down by a few inches, they are becoming leggy

I would have put the cornflowers out before, chop the back and plant out. They will die at the end of summer.

I thought the wedgewood salvia was an annual? There again, pick the middles out and plant out.

Peony drama

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:00

They do things like this so you wont ask again.

Wheres doves smacked botty smiley?

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