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Posted: 12/03/2014 at 13:14

My love of gardening didnt really come by choice.  My parents have this huge garden and dad after retining early, spent every minute there, but when he got in his 80's all he could do was cut the grass with a ride on.  It got to be like a wilderness, covered in brambles, conifer hedging out of control and a large patch of 7 or 8 full grown conifer trees shading the garden.


We dug out the trees in 2011 and i sowed seeds and planted up in 2012, this picture was summer 2013.


In 2010 we built an extension on the bungalow and i set too to try and hack it back.


This is a piccy of the part that had the large trees in. I dug it out and planted up in 2012/13,




Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:50

I am bugged with celandine, it drives me mad and if you leave one little bulblet in, next year they are up again.

I have recently been out with a pot of glysophate and a paint  brush, hope it works, nothing happened yet!

I cant grow lily of the valley, put in never seen again, even in a tub.

Begonia Tubers

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:49

I never bother with a lid, they will grow, no need to race them on, there is still plenty of time before you can put them out.

Once they make start they will romp away.

Heres some from last year.




plant I.D. please

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 18:02

I have a few come up in my garden under the tree but they seem to be short lived, the berries go over quite quickly, its ok if you dont have any children nearby or a dog that eats anything. Up to your NDN really, but i dont mind a few.  Easy to dig out if you need to.

international gardeners

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:45

Welcome Flora, nice to have people from far off countries. Let us know how your friut trees go on.

plant I.D. please

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:43

It is cuckoo pint.

plant I.D. please

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 17:41

I think the berry is very poisonous.


Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:43

I have never owned a propagator or a light box, my seeds do well

on window sills, worktops any free surface. If you sew them whem the days are longer, they have enough natural light.


If you have any seedlings that are leggy just repot up to their shoulders, you need to do this for tomatoes anyway.

metal arch

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:28

Your very right Dove, not to mention they will rust on the joins!.  I have 3 ruined ones, the first has been replaced with wood, the othe 2 are over with honeysuckle still attached, I think the only way is to cut it down because i couldnt untwine it.

We put long stakes in the ground to support them, what is supplied is usless, but the tops went.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 11/03/2014 at 10:24

Sounds brilliant!.

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