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Posted: 26/08/2014 at 16:09

I think sand Fishy, I read in the instructions that the guarantee isnt valid unless you follow it. Its from the same place as ours and we have put sand just in the bottom, where the most weight will be.

Can you get a bag from a builders yard, its only a couple of squid.

Have you got an old rug, (dont take the one from the bedroom, she'll kill you) or a piece of old underlay, that would do.Paper wont be enough, IMO that is.


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 15:57

How long does it take for a hydrangea seed to grow into a shrub?


Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:29

We have certainly have some rain, pond filled in no time. I have just ordered those plastic baskets from Tesco, to keep the plants together.

phlox paniculata

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:26

I have never grown them from seeds, mine were bare roots from Parkers.

Made big flowering plants this summer, the seeds, we can only try. I will sow them in the greenhouse, then probably bring them in the conservatory, I dont really know yet.

Fuschia Rust on Cuttings

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:22

Throw them away, in the bin not the compost heap. You could spray your main plants with rose fungus spray, do it from the underneath of the leaves.(if you use sprays). It works on fuchsias.

Talkback: How to make a rock garden in a trough

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:20

I have a lovely old granite trough at the bottom of the garden too heavy to bring it up top. Everytime I see a thread on these I want to do it. Perhaps Bekkies OH could lift it

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:15

Fishy, I have honesty seeds you can have, too late to sow now, but next May/June for flowering the following year, unless Vic has already sorted them!

I will probably have some plants next Spring cos they self seed everywhere in my daughters garden, 

Talkback: How to grow marginal pond plants

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:36

black crates here

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 11:55

Victoria, you could split the packet of Bidens, there are always to many then perki can have some, if you have time that is?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 09:28

Last year, I bought a packet of wild flower seeds and started them off in a seed tray in the Spring, when they germinated, I waited until I could see what they were, or at least which ones were the same, and pricked out in their own groups.

this way I could see what was what and put them out accordingly, There is no point in me scattering seeds here, I never see them again.

I had some lovely plants there, poppies, teasels, which flowered this year, white daisies, some lovely yellow things, tiny little toadflax, which would have been lost by scattering.but by starting off in trays, you can put them in groups as suitable, then you wont have tall ones swamping little ones.

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