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What has everyone been up to?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:23

I've sorted out my greenhouse today - just started raining here!

It's been a dumping place for the last year so now I've got a decent size plot of earth on one side - is it too late to plant tomatos?  Any suggestions?

holly tree

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 17:17

I've got a 10ft'sh Holly Tree - it appear healthy but it's shedding leaves which are yellow.  It's never produced berries - so it a male?

Don't know how old it is as we inherited it 3 years ago and I can't remember this happening last year.

What's going on?

tulips in pots

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 22:03

OK - tomorrow it's the compost tip for all my lovely tulips - thanks for all the tips - you've convinced me it's no worth the bother!


Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:58

What a wondeerful colour - I will try to grow as always looking for different shades of blue

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:53


This got me all nostelgic.....................

My Dad was a part time gardener for a 'big house' and he used to take me with him during the holidays - I would turn on the water pot in the middle of the hugh pond and sit and watch the birds 'dipping' - quite magical.  We had a garden at home an an alotement but they were both full of veggies and chickens (well it was the war!) so I knew that when I grew up and hopefully got a husband and a house (got both) I would fill it with plants and a water feature which I did......................

tulips in pots

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:20

Thanks Bookertoo


I think I probably knew this would be the advice - you are right - bin and start again.  Do you think putting them in the 'green bin' (collected every two weeks) is the way to dispose of them?



Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:15

Like so many I didn't really think yoo much about my 'gardening' name - just to say my beloved dog (now in doggy heaven) was called Mutley and the 200 - well sometimes after a day in the garden I feel 200!!

tulips in pots

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 16:09


I know my 'hero' Monty (GW) says to treat tulips like an annual and throw away the bulbs when they are finished!!!  BUT  this year I had such wonderful pots full of tulips which were absolutely lovely and I'm louthed to simply disguard them.  They have all died down now and as I don't need the pots for other bits can I simply leave them to maybe come up next year OR is Monty right and I just need to get on with it and rid of them!!#

Thanks any advice will be helpful

plant indenity

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:22



I agree with you they are stunning but they do have to be staked and as you say some 'wander' a produce a snake like stem - still I will let them 'seed' and hopefully I'll get more next year.  I wonder where Berghill lives as it appears she/he has a problem but they have been greatly admired here in the Cotswolds!

Thanks for all the feedback - it's a brilliant website for all us like minded gardeners.


plant indenity

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 12:27

Thanks nutcutlet - you've solved it - just looked it up and it is Nectoscordium Siculum - so I've put a label on it and now when people enquire (it's our village fete today!) I can tell them or they can look at the label.  Very much appreciated



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