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Plant Labels

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 21:44

I have used the white labels  with pencil & then wiped the pencil off to reuse.

I now just use some spare  cardboard & a pen. Although these will fade/disintergrate, by that time the seeds/plants have  grown & been planted out,  so for me I don't need to label them any more.

Dry Bank..need suggestions

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 21:31


I'm a real fan of the bugle plant, for it's quick growing ground cover & pretty blue flowers in Spring. It will spread, quickly but gives a ground cover all year long.

It might get established in the wetter parts of your bank & then spread else where. I've grown it a pot before and I think it can stand peroids of drought. It's hardy, grows in partial shade/shade,needs no maintence, easy to dig up &  very easy to propogate. It's my type of plant.

Also what about the yellow primose?

They seem to grow everywhere, spread like mad & look lovely in spring, just let them get on with it

Spring bulbs in my experience don't need much look after, just plant loads

I agree with a previous poster,lasts week GW show had a piece on planting banks.

Saxifrage brown in middle?

Posted: 05/04/2012 at 22:23

Maybe replant the green& healthy bits?

Saxifrage brown in middle?

Posted: 05/04/2012 at 21:27

Hi Rachael, I have read your post,but I don't know the answer. 

I think I have had the same problem with a plant but I'm not sure it was even a Saxifrage.It was a sort of Alpine that I got very cheap,doing very well but then it went brown but the ends remained green

The Blessing of a new Allotment

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 21:36
david spikes wrote (see)

what is an allotment? serious question

Hi there, Allotments are very British, I throw back to the war ( I think) very prized,but very cheap if rented of the council. Basically a large piece of land that you can rent & grow want you want

Talkback: Gardening theft

Posted: 03/04/2012 at 19:45

I do agree with the above "what goes around comes around" So those people who stole my rabbit last year will pay the price in years to come.

Sorry to hear about others losses

First Time Gardener Help!

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 21:27

Hiya, your new garden  & plants look fantastic, although I haven't looked through them all. I've  been in my home for 15 months now and the best thing was learning about what was already in the garden over the year  and how I can add to it. This is my first proper garden and I love it.

I'm in my 2nd year here now, there's still a few surprises but I can name most of the plants that are here.

It's only Spring, so it may take a while for the plants to come through which will make it easier for you to identify. For what it's worth I think you have a lot of perinnals & established plants/shrubs. Lucky you

 The last pic, I would suggest is a bit like a wall flower.

My advice as I as  novice gardener is enjoy it and see what happens

What is this?

Posted: 01/04/2012 at 20:57

Hello, I've uploaded  pics by clickng on the "tree" icon next to the ABC icon above we we type. Hope that makes sense

Potting shed burglary

Posted: 31/03/2012 at 00:00

I agree with H.R.G, get sowing again

Water saving for veg plot

Posted: 30/03/2012 at 22:02

I would say it's fine, use it

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