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Latest posts by M Fent

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 19:17
Oh bum. Are yours definitely confusa? As most desriptions say they get to around 5-6ft. Humilis are described as smaller. Or maybe im mistaken. I should take a rest from sarcococca research

Sarcococca Confusa

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 19:04
Having researched on the deep dark web, I cant seem to find a definate answer to if Sarcococca confusa would be suitable to form a 4-5ft high hedge? I do deduct from my research that it is slow growing; just how slow im not sure. Any idea how many years it would take to get that height?

Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 10:11

Yes me too  

Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 09:47

Oo brilliant. Thankyou you two!! 

Saving money by sowing seed

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 08:30

Hello everyone.


concerned at the price of flowers in the GC this summer, i have vowed to grow perennails/annuals for next years garden etc. however, me being a noob, when is the best time to sow? Im really not fussed about specific flowers, most importantly for me are flowers that are literally nectar for bees. i have an unheated greenhouse that could be used if i was to sow seeds now or should i wait until spring? I live in rural Derbyshire if that makes any difference. kind regards, m

Newly planted Hydrangea

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 18:27

It does and it is a Macrophylla. Will that make a difference? 


Also, my son brought me an identical Hydrangea (white flowering) for mothers day from a florist and have had it in the kitchen window ever since. Its finished flowering and sending out new leaves. Could this be planted into the garden, after ive hardened it off? ive read that gift Hydrangeas are usually bred/grown/fed in a certain way so to make it flower spectacularly and then not so much afterwards. 

Newly planted Hydrangea

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 17:49

Hello all. Today I brought a small (30cm x 30cm) white flowering Hydrangea which currently has about 5 varying sizes of flowers on it. It also has some new young foliage shoots growing. All very healthy. Question is do I cut off the flowers so that it puts more energy into establishing itself with new roots etc? Or just enjoy them while they last. 

Fibreclay planters

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 13:43

I have about 4; bought from Big Orange Box, they are about 2.5 years old and they seem OK. Although the paint(?) or the actual material has started to flake off around the bottom of the planter. Time will tell. They are a touch lighter than planters made from terracotta so I guess are kinder to the back. I don't recall them being any cheaper than terracotta ones though ! 

HELP sprucing up a tired old patio

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 19:49

If the slabs are in good condition, why not relay them 'properly' . A quick google will show you the technique... Layer of compacted hardcore, mortar, slabs etc. Especially if it is a shady spot you will be able to pressure wash the lichen and moss off unlike gravel. Also a properly laid patio is quite lovely 

Yellow Perrenial ID

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:09

Veryntrue Dove. Plus the bees seem to love them

Discussions started by M Fent

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Sarcococca Confusa

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Saving money by sowing seed

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Newly planted Hydrangea

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Yellow Perrenial ID

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Box Topiary

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