Moonlit Hare

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Potatoes: Failed Chitting Recovery!

Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:53

We had some last year and we put some in that chitted and some in that didn't both in the ground and also in bags..... mainly just to see, all 4 sets gave out spuds which where perfectly fine, chuck em in!


Posted: 21/03/2013 at 09:23

We've still got things popping up which now have a chance after the 1st "prune", we've a load of roses and fuchia (? spelling?) which where hiding under the bushes and just got swamped, oh and a blackcurrent bush which was a bit of a suprise given it's location, that might get moved at some point!

I'm always a bit wary about digging stuff up, and tend to give it a full 12 months before I make a dicision if it gets to stay or not... just because something has unimpressive flowers doesen't mean it's not worthy of a place in your garden, it may have been planted for the leaves in autumn...

But agian it's all down to your tastes, I think half of the fun of a new garden to make your own is finding out what you've already got!

Gardening one whole year (next week)

Posted: 20/03/2013 at 12:07

HehHeh, Nutcutlet & Robert, I'm also the same when I get my 1st sprout... the much beloved chuckes away at my child like delight that I get so excited I've managed to grow something again!


Posted: 20/03/2013 at 11:41

ohh how exciting!  we where in the same boat 12 months ago, we have spent the time hacking stupidly neglected bushes and trees and taming the wild Ivy beast!

We've got to the point now where we have a blank canvas for the coming year and the green house is going up to boot!

I've had so much helpful advice from the lovelies on here, there always seems to be someone who has the answer, it's the 1st place I turn when I'm not sure or have no clue, there's years of advice logged away in peoples heads ready to share if only you ask. They also raise to the challenge of plant identification every time!

you also realise as you have now invited these wonderful people into your patch, it's only fair to share your progress as you go along. Make sure you take before and after pics... personally I love seeing the way each of us can create a wonderful individual space from either nothing or complete chaos!


Grade II Barn backing onto neighbours garden

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 15:37

Doh just noticed the title.... of course it's listed!

Grade II Barn backing onto neighbours garden

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 15:36

it might also be worth checking if the barn is listed..... i don't know a lot about planning etc but there may be something to say you cant move the down pipe, if thats the case there isn't anyway they can be upset.... although I suspect that if it's just guttering then you will be ok to move it, is there any wayyou can move it onto your property and harvert the water for your garden?


Posted: 26/01/2013 at 18:36

Thanks Lilylouise & bunnysgarden, I'll give it a go I'm expecting the much belovveds assistance putting up the greenhouse in the next couple of weeks... maybe just a tad excited! ........ well actually, I can't wait!


Posted: 25/01/2013 at 17:09

I'm also in the northwest, (Lancs) I've had limited success with herbs, up until this year I've never had a greenhouse, technically I still don't..... it's still waiting to go up! I've tried growing on window sills all round the house and also waiting until later in the year and and just sowing straight out.

Tarrogon went well, as did Corriander, chives and parsley.

Thyme, Rosemary and sage where bought as small pot plants and went into large containers... doing well thanks!

However Basil not so clever! although it might have been a bit too soggy this year...

Borage did well and the camomile is quite happy, and I swear by lavender wherever you are, it's such a roughty toughty!

I do plan to use the greenhouse this year though. I've found the temp and conditions in our house aren't great for garden plants,

Good luck and let us know what you decide.

Seeds from abroad

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 16:55

I've bought loacl in the end, but I was curious after I'd seen them.....

Thanks for the offer of the cake & file sotongeoff..... could you make it a seed cake?

Seeds from abroad

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 15:48

I spotted some seeds on the Internet for sale of a couple of plants I'd quite like to grow in my garden, nothing controversial just some bell flowers, however on closer inspection the seeds would be posted from Hong Kong.....

Does anyone know if it is leagle to import these seeds for my own use?

Any advise?

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