Latest posts by marshmello

Fritillary (Snakes Head)!!!!

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 16:09

Seems a shame to keep em in a pot, get them into the ground. You got somewhere to plant them ?

Raising tadpoles in the classroom

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 16:01

I totally agree !!

So not a good idea. I have through naivety and ignorance done this when I was a kid. And nothing good became of it - all died.

If you want the kids to gain valuable knowledge about our beautiful wildlife, collecting and putting into a container too largely ignore. Is not a very good way of teaching impressionable minds, I feel. No, I personally wouldn't do it.

Now getting the kids to research and record their findings through books, would in my mind, be an excellent opportunity. Also, perhaps.....get them to work as a team and together create some visual art for their wall - a diagram of the life-cycle.

Nothing better than seeing your artwork up on the wall. Makes one feel very proud and happy.

plants for part shade/ full shade

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 15:15

I use this site a lot for its extensive list of shade loving plants.



Posted: 09/04/2013 at 14:15

I could go on for hours about ideas...but I'll save you some pain.  I've found a good link which has more than 9 pages of visual ideas of sloping gardens.

You might find this more inspirationally as opposed to words. I have to say, some fab ideas....and they don't have to cost the earth. Just needs a creative mind.


which is best?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 20:23

I don't use grow-bags to grow my tomatoes and they grow perfectly all right.

Germinate seeds in the dark or light?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 20:12

You don't always need to put seeds onto a windowsill to germinate - a light room is ideal until the first hint of life, then move to the brightest windowsill you have. 


Hi from the North East

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 20:09

Welcome Mark.

Japanese maples and photography - interests of mine too.


Posted: 08/04/2013 at 17:20

Parsnips can take weeks to germinate, they are very moody and have a habit of being stubborn.

Continue to keep moist and wait.

12 metre border ideas!!!

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 23:55

This site has tons of plant ideas. Evergreens and loads more...


Hanging baskets for Scottish climate

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 22:32

I live in the northeast, so a very similar climate.

I used Bacopa, petunia, lobelia, ivy, nepeta, anagallis, bidens, brachycome,diasica, nemophila, nolana, surfina, verbena, sweetpeas and more.

Take a trip to your local gardencentre and checkout what they have for hanging baskets.

Also buying a 12" wicker basket helps keep costs down, as you only have to fill the top and will look nice as the basket continues to mature.  

Dead-heading and a liquid feed like miracle-grow is advisable. Water at least once a day when dry, sometimes twice if in full sun. 

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A Compost recipe !!

The recipe for making the perfect compost 
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Compost, they reckon !!!

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