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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:09

Aven seeds and those geraniums off to fishy

Water Avens

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 15:07

Do I live near you B

Have I overdone it?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:18

Not so much what its made of but the amount of it! I would love to get rid of more of it, bit impossible at the moment. Everytime I ask other half to help me dig a bit more, well I wont mention what he says !


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:14

I dont agree with Monty there, not because of the growing, but because they can easily blow over, if they are deeper they have more of the growth underground and are more stable.

I agree tulips are not so good next year, but I do mess about taking the littles ones off and growing them on.

Water Lily

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 11:08

Thank you both for info on the plant and dragonfly. I didnt know they took a long time like that, theres something to wait for, I have seen them on tv,come out and hang on the reeds then e

merge, beautiful.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 10:59

KEF my mum was a marvelous gardener, I have never seen any hanging baskets to match hers, but she just doesnt want to go outside

ITs quite funny to watch her put something in the recycle bin, she leans out of her conservatory, still with her feet inside, drags the bin to the door, puts the paper in then pushes it back.

My conservatory is next to hers so i can peep.

At the moment she is quite well although turned 86, she will do hers and dads breakfast now, so she is ok inside, but I do the shopping and other meals so I can keep an eye on what she eats.

The last time she was taken into hospital she was completey dehydrated because she hadnt been drinking hardly and not eating properly.

Hedge Advice - Which type of Laurel?

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:55

I have done a similar thing as you are planning. We planted the common laurel in winter 2011/12, bought as 2ft 6in  plants from ebay,  and planted 15 inches apart. Put some compost, bone meal or chicken pellets in, water very well and cut about 2inches off each plant, that way they will shoot out and make bushy plants.

They are very easy to grow but dont be tempted to buy tall ones, short will stand a better chance and keep picking out the top shoots. This photo I took earlier today to show you them just 2 years later, they are now 5ft tall and thick to the ground.


They desparately need cutting again, you can see the very long branches that have shot up but time seems short these days!


Sweet Peas

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:42

That is so sweet RB thank you for sharing.


Water Avens

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:40

We can share mine if you like fishy, always too many seeds in a packet.


Posted: 05/09/2014 at 00:36

I bought cheap bulbs from Parkers year before last, they did well the year I planted them but they were far better last year. Parkers do say they are better in their second year, I am trying to decide whether to try one more year or put them in the garden.

I have placed more orders with Parkers, so maybe wont risk it in the tubs, each time you place an order you get free packets of bulbs.

I have also bought 2 bags of mixed daffs from Morrison, 3.00 per bag, I have had these before and are good.





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