Muvs Dashwood

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Sweet peas

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 14:25

I know they are greedy plants and need good nutrients in the soil. RHS says "Grow sweet peas in fertile, well-drained, humus-rich soil and in full sun or very light dappled shade. For best results, incorporate organic matter such as garden compost or well-rotted manure at least four weeks before planting and apply a general fertiliser, such as Vitax Q4 or Growmore, at the manufacturers' recommended dose. After planting, water the plants well during dry spells."

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 21:08

Not Mr Buckland's though. That's pants lol 

Which Hydrangea?

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 20:59

Lyn there is a very good nursery in Kenton which sells very good sized and reasonably priced hydrangeas, bought 2 there last year. I am a recent convert but only really to paniculatas 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 09/06/2014 at 22:41

I have to say the bee's are. I plant for scent and bee's and this year I have all different species and in good numbers too.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 18:55

I can't say that I watch GW every week anymore. Its quite disappointing when you can't afford (either the money or the space) to plant in swathes or threes or anything other than small single plants and waiting for it to grow. I don't have space for a greenhouse and don't have any grass. I would like more visits to 'average' gardens. We all visit massive gardens but know it has no relevance to us, a bit like GW now, which is why its not a must see show.


Mad veg idea needed for small terrace house front garden

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:31

My youngest is growing vegetable hanging baskets this year. He's just getting keen so its a good start.


Posted: 11/05/2014 at 21:24

You might take a look at other kinds of hydrangea, I recently got vanilla fraise and love 'lime lights' too.

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:17

I have planted New Dawn on a north facing wall before and they did very well. They are a nicely scented pale pink flower. Not single but not full like David Austins - which I love. A good rose for difficult places.

Help me visualise my 2014 cottage garden flowers!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:09

 Night scented stock as ground cover

Help me visualise my 2014 cottage garden flowers!

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 17:23

I grow things specifically so they self seed - poppies, aquilegia, alyssum and candytuft etc etc, but my primary desire is scent. I don't plant with tall things at the back, short at the front and I just like the hotchy potchyness of it doing as it pleases. What do you like? Do you like a more formal arrangement or are you happy for it to be looser? It might help to decided what kind of gardener you are. Perhaps you like colour schemes or big swathes of the same plant. Some lovely garden ideas on pinterest and other places to help you visualise what you would like. Good luck.

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