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Posted: 25/06/2014 at 18:39

I have never overwintered an annual cosmos but you do overwinter the Chocolate one, its a perennial.

gardening for a living

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 18:33

Kevin, I would take you on tomorrow if you lived here and teach you the basics, unfortunately, I am right down in Devon.


Talkback: How to grow wallflowers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 10:51

I read somewhere, ( on the net) that you shouldnt grow wallflowers in the same place as last year because of club root, as they are members of the brasicca family, does anyone think this is true?

Mine were in the same place , the same plants for 2 years running and I just dug them out to make way for other plants.

gardening for a living

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 10:36

If any of you wannabe gardeners live near me, I would love to employ you.

I enquired for someone to cut the lawns,  general help weeding etc. Young chap, about 26 fed up with his day job wanted £20.00 per hour, So I struggle on!

Seems there is plenty of money in gardening, but it is hard work when you do a full day of it, I can vouch for that.

Unknown plant - Please help

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:07

I hope the upgrade will include being able to post from an Andoid in one hit.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 19:01

Identify the disease before you spray anything. Can you put a photo on and start a new thread. More chance of it being seen.


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 18:35

If you can possibly water your ground the nematodes will survive.

Seedlings ID

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 09:02

I think it pink campion as well, you dont usually get that in wild flower seeds do you? may so but probably a rogue seed head landed.  I have a real battle with it here, some is ok but it wil take over.

You will soon see when it flowers.

I cant see a foxglove in there.

What happens when I'm at work!

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:52

Trouble is, with Ryan being so young I dont suppose he gets much say.

Maybe we have some plants you want, you could post a list, I remember sending you something before.

Maximum yield of spuds

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:41

I think that the only thing to grow which is cost effective, is veg thats very expensive in the shops.

I find runner beans the best, at 8 beans for a qiud, they have to be the best, also asparagus. The othef stuff is so cheap in the shops, 40p for a cucumber, or a lettuce,  courgetes are cheap too.

 The amateur gardener does it for a bit of fun and the thrill of goibg to the garden to pick it.

When you weigh up the cost of liming, manuring, buying seeds, its not that cost effective, espially when you lose it to pests and have to pay for control.

Discussions started by Lyn

New pond

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Royal Cornwall show and WW1.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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would anyone know what this is please.

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This is what happens when.....

Tomato plants 
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pepper plants

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extra nitrogen

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planting on verge.

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unwins catalogue

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Advent prizes

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ground for runner beans

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My best buy of the year

Lobelia Richardii 
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Any one know what this is?

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