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Planting suggestions please!

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 09:40

Thank you Fairygirl and Tootles! Your garden sounds lovely Fairygirl, I'm definitely going to take some inspiration from that. And I love geums too, so will give them a go too.

Emergency cover-up for water butt

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 16:06

I have nasturtiums trailing over my water butt and last year I had sweet peas. Didn't conceal it, but were very pretty. Because it was underneath the guttering I had to water the pot quite regularly as the rain didn't reach it.


Planting suggestions please!

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 15:52

I have built a trough for my front garden - 170cm long x 40 cm wide x 45 cm deep and would love some suggestions for what to put in it.

Garden is NW facing, gets some evening sunlight from March-October, but it's pretty windy out there.

I'd love some good texture and colour over as long a period as possible and maybe a few edibles. I was thinking some trailing sweet peas, maybe some grasses, poppies and bulbs, perhaps some radishes and lettuce.

What do you reckon??

Identifying climber

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:47

Great, thank you! 

Now you say it, I remember her saying Chilean vine, but couldn't for the life of me remember.

Identifying climber

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 12:06

I bought this climber from a neighbour's garden I visited and I've forgotten what it is called. It has orange trumpet flowers, is pretty vigorous and the leaves are going a strong red colour with the change of season. See photos below.

Thanks for any suggestions!



Talkback: Removing weeds

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 09:12
Digging out Japanese Knotweed does not work - it has rhizomatic roots and can regrow from the smallest part, so digging tends to make it worse. It grows through concrete so covering in plastic isn't going to work either! It's near impossible to get rid of - councils and construction companies spend thousands dealing with it. Best home solution is to thoroughly glyphosate it in mid/late summer so it takes the weedkiller down into its roots. But you'll need to do this for several years in a row. It's also a controlled waste substance - you cannot put it in your own or any municipal garden waste. When you've cut it down, keep it in plastic bags until it is completely rotted before disposing or it can re-propagate.

June cut flowers

Posted: 26/01/2012 at 21:38

I'm getting married in early June. I'm on a shoestring budget but I love gardening and I'm hoping to grow my own flowers. I'm thinking small pot plants like pansies and violets for decoration and would love to grow some flowers to cut for some small bouquets and vases. Any suggestions for what I could grow now (from seed or cheap plants!) that would be likely to be in bloom early June? I love wildflowers but anything colourful will be lovely.

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Planting suggestions please!

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Identifying climber

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June cut flowers

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