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End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:26

I like this time of year, all your success in the garden is now safely on camera and all your mistakes are in the compost bin. I always find this time of the year is a real leveler, all the neighbourly competitiveness is over and we are back to a blank canvas. I know some people garden all through the year, but I don't see the point,  you work all day. It's dark when you get home, which only leaves the weekend.

My new year starts at the end of February when my seed sowing begins. So there is a few more bulbs to plant and a hedge to cut, then it's feet up catching up with my gardening reading.

Pot Mums, In or Out?

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:43

OK, thanks for that

Pot Mums, In or Out?

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 12:33

I have a spring Pot Mum, it was in flower in April when I bought, and two later summer ones, deducted the same reason as April. Question are they frost tolerate or best to take them in a cool greenhouse for the winter?

need tlc after a horrible summer

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 06:22

Thanks all for your kind thoughts

need tlc after a horrible summer

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 12:27

Thanks all. I'm going to get a brass plaque now dedicating the garden to my dad. He like all types of flowers and was always planting something new.

pot mums

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:28

I have three pot mums, one came out in the spring the other two are late summer. Are they frost tolerant or are they best taken indoors?

need tlc after a horrible summer

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 11:16

Hi all, I have not been in the garden much this summer. My dad was taken poorly at the beginning of June and sadly passed away on the 22nd July. So it has been a lot of travelling to  Norfolk from Scotland. I have had not much enthusiasm for the garden this summer. However I have started to tidy the garden now ready for autumn, back to reading my garden mags and books and catching up with what you lot are doing. My dad was a big amateur gardener and I miss our chats. Mum is bearing up and is off to hunstanton today with a friend. So looking forward now to next year's garden planning.

Talk about daylight robbery!

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 12:17

I think some seeds are a lot more expensive than they used to be. I know old faithful's are cheap, like 90 French marigold seeds for just under £3 because the majority are going to germinate. But if you want to try something new, £3 for a pack of seeds is quite expensive.

I have started buying my seeds now in the GC sale, has much as 75% off!

Nothing to do,with gardening

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 12:34

I like this fellow from an energy provider advert

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/59084.jpg?width=209&height=241&mode=max

 

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 12:21

Morrisons, 50 assorted dwarf daff bulbs for £3

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