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Gardeners world magazine

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:15

I don't subscribe any more, even though I got it free, I found there's a page from Monty and a page from Titchmarsh, both contradicting each other, it annoyed me.


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:08

About March if fine.

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 24/07/2015 at 11:04

Hi Vic, have you got any more marsh marigold and mimulus left please.

I watched for mine to ripen, then they were gone! Straight into the pond!


Posted: 24/07/2015 at 10:56

Isn't it just Hosta, that's filled the water butts!

I have been out to greenhouses, everywhere is soggy, rain came in one window, fortunately a grow bag tray caught it.

A tray of potted on wallflowers blew down, so that's the end of those, off to sow some more, you have got to hand it to me, I don't give up.

Even after the rabbits have eaten all the 2 dozen Gaillardia and Potentillia i planted out, I have still sown more, maybe I am just a bit stupid!.

good day to everyone and sad for troubled souls. xx



Geum cuttings?

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 18:52

If it's really big you can just tease bits off from the base, they come off with root attached. You can then bring them on in pots, outside, or put somewhere else in the garden.

my new potting shed,

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 18:14

Fantastic Caroline, just the place to go, with a stool and cuppa to get away from it all.

Can I grow veg next to Bracken?

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 15:15

It's taking over the hedgerows here, killing off all the wild flowers, there are great patches of it, no flowers at all, even the daffs didn't bloom last year in the places it's growing, I wonder if the council should be removing it, they don't cut the hedges down till later but soon there will be nothing to cut down but the bracken.

sorry, not answering your question, just having a rant 

Leylandii bush help

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 15:03

They don't take much to get them out, last year we took out a 100ft row, 28 trees, been in there for 25 or more years so you can imagine the trunks. 

We got my grandson to cut them down with his chain saw, (we could have have done it but didn't have one) then, with a mattock, iron bar and loppers we just picked away through a few weekends and now it's this. They really do come out easily, they are not that deep rooted and you can just chop the roots, they won't grow again.

Much better, insect friendly, lots of stuff for bees and apart from weeding, not much work to do on it. 

Edited to looks like yours has been attacked with a hedge cutter rather than a bug.

they don't grow back if you take all the green off them.


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:17

Blue aqui off to Fishy.

next lot ready for Christine.

Annuals in small pots

Posted: 23/07/2015 at 10:14

Pansy and viola

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anyone have one of these?

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calling Gardengirl

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water lily

pot or not 
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friend or foe?

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conflicting info.

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GW weather

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