Latest posts by meiow

Re-using polystyrene for veg seedlings

Posted: 28/03/2012 at 21:22

Don't know anything about growing veg, but your idea sounds alright to me.

I use polystrene broken up in bits for drainage in my pots,  saves on the weight, so there's always a use for it

gardeners world save 25 percent offer off subscriptions

Posted: 28/03/2012 at 20:34

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for your reply, phoned the number you gave and got my annual subscription for £21. Bargain


Creating a wildflower meadow

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 22:15


I've  only been gardening for a year but I have asked my OH what he would he would do.

He suggests if the tarmic is easily broken up, then turn it upside down as it will then break down and then ask around (maybe from some friendly farmer )get some top soil aprox 5 " in depth.

Digging tarmac up is no easy job so maybe a digger is required?

I would suggest planting a small section at a time, that way you can see what works and what doesn't. Seed a lot in a one space to give you an idea of what you want. The space you have is huge

Hope that helps.............a little

Good luck

Moving pot bound Clematis and Honey Suckle

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 21:14

Hi again,

The Honey suckle seems to be loving it's new position, I didn't need to prune as it is sprouting everwhere. Still haven't found a permanent position for the Clementis but it'sstarting to grow again. I love Spring

primulas wilting.

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 20:09

Hello, Don't know exactly what the problem is but I would suggest watering them,as wlting can be caused by drying out, especially in this unseasonal (but great warm) weather

New Plants, New Seeds- Ragged Robin & Sweet Rocket

Posted: 27/03/2012 at 19:58

Hello everyone,

I'm expecting some white wallflower seeds & some white sweet rocket seeds through my door this week.

Also got an established white ragged robin plant for an amazing £1.50 in a local market as well as some purple & white Aubriettas for 50p each.

If any body has experience of growing Sweet Rockets & Ragged Robins, any comments would be welcome

Making a path

Posted: 25/03/2012 at 22:20


Have you tried local salvage merchants? You might get some insipration from them and probably at a cheaper price  and delivery

gardeners world save 25 percent offer off subscriptions

Posted: 24/03/2012 at 23:39


After enjoying the last issue of Gardeners World I thought I would take up the really good offer of 25 percent off, as advertised pay £21 for 12 editions.. Having tried several times I finally got through to the checkout stage and then found I was going to be charged £34 pounds.

I have to say very disappointing, and I haven't subscribed

Talkback: Preparing for drought in the garden

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 20:51

To thomasina18,

The millions of pounds that you talk of being invested comes from their customers in the first place.

It never ceases to amaze me that here in the UK we always have this problem but other hot countries don't have, and charge their customers significantly less

Mystery Houseplant

Posted: 13/03/2012 at 20:40


Not 100% certain but it looks similar to a varigated umbrella plant

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