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garden problem

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 10:01

Have you done something wrong Joyce?, it looks very easily manageable now.

You could buy a couple of boxes of annuals in the spring to brighten the borders, or maybe some heathers or those little variegated Euonymus to get some colour.

It would look nice if you could get a cover for your clothes line, always better folded than open, I think. 

apart from that, lovely! Oh, maybe someone could finish painting the bottom fence for you.


Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:53

Its a good idea to lay a sheet of the weed suppressing fabric down, cut little slots for the plants, keeps them clean and you can pop a few slug pellets underneath so not to upset any other creatures, if you don't, they will eat your strawberries quicker than you can.

Fuchsia identification

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 09:49

Top one may be Display, 2nd one Paula Jane, she always wears her skirts shorter! is the colour more  like this?


Over Wintering Dahlias

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 21:40



 there is a good link here... 

I am leaving most of mine in the ground this year, Piling on a big load of compost on top. The ones I left in last year were fine, I have too many to dig out, then theres the space to start them off. I have taken seeds as a precaution. When I did dig them up, this is how I did it.

Potted Climber for a Shady Wall

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 20:46

If you get a big pot and feed and water well,you can grow climbing hydrangea

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 18:44
Lyn wrote (see)

I have harvested loads of those pale ice blue delphs, also Helenium (I have never grown these from my own seeds though).

Still got most of these, any takers for Spring sowing.


Small pale blue scabious.          Cerinthe            Borage.         Dk blue delphiniums

White delphiniums                     Aquilegia..Pink      white          Dk blue    yellow

Foxgloves white..                       white/ red spots in throat.       Apricot

Stachys (lambs ears)                Lychnis coronaria                    Dianthus deltoides

Tall pink echium                        White cornflower                     White campion. 

Godetia                                     Nigella


my seeds from packets, most freebies from mag

Amaranthus Josephs coat

Aster Ostrich feather

Antirrhinum cheerio mixed

Aquilegia Yellow Bonnet

Bellis Large flower mixed

Calendula Balls improved orange opened but will be good

Cleome Rose Queen

  "    "     Helen Campbell White


Cornflower blue

      "       "   White

Cosmos Double click Snow Puff

  "           "             "Mixed colours

Cosmos Purity

Cosmos sensation mixed

Forget me not Blue Ball

Golden Berry Cape gooseberry

Gypsophila Elegans

Honesty MIxed

Lavatera silver cup

Mesembryanthemum Lunette

   "                "            Sparkles mixed

Morning glory Carnevale di venezia

Nigella mixed

Petunia Nana Compacta

Poppy ladybird

Poppy Fruit Punch

Sunflower F1 Full Sun (name not instructions)

Sweet Rocket

Verbena bonariensis






wot to do now

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 17:13

Do Yuccas grow off a trunk?, it doesnt look like mine.

Could it be some sort of Bromeliad?

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 16:59

Get the ladies to wee on it and not the men.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 17:48

RB! You have just reminded me, I really didnt mean to ignore you, will write soon. we are coping here, very busy, both have had chest infections and on antibiotics, but not too bad now. Dad was the worst, really high temp.

I have been trying to catch up on housework, mine and parents, thats a job on its own!

Indoor pepper Plants - Winter Care

Posted: 11/11/2014 at 12:58

They are so easy to grow from seed NB I dont think its worth the space to over winter. Some do, I dont.

I just buy a pepper of my choice from the supermarket or wherever you shop, take the seeds out and plant straight away in a pot, about 3 to each. They need warmth to start, I have never had a propagator or heat pad, kitchen windowsill is fine. 

I do find they germinate better from fresh seed, so I dont save now.

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