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Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 09:59

Thats  the pleasure of gardening Graham and not everyone can afford to just throw away and buy new every year. 

No need to just hope they will be ok, they will be ok.

Dead leylandii

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 09:56

We took out a 100ft row of them a couple of years ago and made a flower border with shrubs at the back, they are not difficult to get out, best with two people though, as one wiggles and digs, the other cut off any holding roots. They are shallow rooted so not much digging.

a mattock or pick axe and some big loppers and your half way there.

this is it earlier in the year but it's grown a lot more now, the laurels are out, so more places to plant nice stuff.


3 things..

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 09:49

To get nice big strawberry plants for next year you will need to space them out, if they are in those round grow sacks I would only have two maybe three at a push, plants in each. You could pot some up in ten inch pots then next Spring feed them weekly with Tomato feed.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 19:14
happymarion wrote (see)

Not a salvia, an agastache,Lyn.  Lost its name label but has been growing for years and flowering well.  

This one Marion


Is it called Apache Sunset, I have grown seeds of that one, it looks a bit like the picture on the packet.?


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 19:09

 Love that Hosta. x


Against all logic.......

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 19:07

Is there really a plant called Black Negligee...what's it coming too, 


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 19:03

You have a very useful OH there Dove, shopping for goodies, cooking curry, gardening?

another way we can tell tourists from locals, locals fly over the cattle grids at top speed, tourists slow down

3 things..

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:59

I would pot those lupins up and together with the seedlings you grew in March, keep in a cold greenhouse or somewhere frost free, they are not hardy in their first year.


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:48

Our heating has been on all day, drying the washing.

dove, no need to wash the outside of the car, it will be well mud splashed down here.

which hospital Hosta? Are you ok to drive?


Posted: 14/09/2015 at 18:45

I can house the fuchsias, just the cannas Hosta, just haven't the room as they are in quite big pots, miss Paradise can live in the conservatory, in fact I brought her in today, before she blows away.

Jad, my courgettes have been very good and still more coming, they do like rich ground and lots of water.

lettuces, I bought a pack of living salad from Lidl in December, separated them up, planted in the green house there is still some in there. I did grow some dark red ones outside which were good but at 99p for 8 months I probably won't bother using seed tray space.

my parsnips are huge, well, the green is! Don't know what they are doing underground, added bonus, the slugs don't touch them.

my sweet peas have come adrift from the trellis as well but runners still gripping on. They are at the giving away stage, I am not keen on them frozen.

tomatoes by the tons, I am hoping not to have any green ones but I did sow too late, you need to sow mid January down here as May and June are our warmest months, by then they will be grown, flowered and making fruit.

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Seed ID please

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A trip around Rosemoor 
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Insect ID please

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Seed head ID Please

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How pretty!

Flowers in motion 
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Photos from ipad

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Shrub ID please

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Paul's Hymalayan Musk rambler

How to prune. 
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ID. Please

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Ulrasonic pest scarer

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New ipad

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Seed swap

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ID on giant wasp

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Mirabilis Longiflora

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