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Small evergreen shrubs/ small plants

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 21:47

I would say the twiggier the stems the hardier the plant so think your evergreens would be tough enough to plant out now...just remember to water when you plant and crry on each time they dry out. If it was me I would hold on with the lupins...would pot them on and keep them under cover or if you have no cover keep them near te wall of the house for a bit of shelter and if possible bring in if frost is forecast. I think the measurements are 50cm width by 1m height ( usually taller than wide). Hope this helps a bit 

The Beechgove Garden

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:14

Yes Ive enjoyed it how it was...have been watching on iPlayer. Its going to have Chris Beardshaw isnt it alongside the existing Scottish presenters which is good cos I was worried they would try and elbow the existing team aside...thank goodness not ! Hopefully this means a bit more continuity as it starts its first season nationwide Its got to be good, giving us more gardening programmes and more choice nationwide has got to be good


Has spring arrived for you yet?

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:09

I've brought my plug plants into the house in desperation...they are so tiny though i think they will still most probably die

Front garden very uninteresting

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:03

Yes front gardens are tricky arent they. I'm wrestling with mine at the moment too. Can recommend a quince Chaenomeles Crimson and Gold will give you great red flowers and fruit interest too. I like orange with red so would put Crocosmia Emily Mackenzie in there too...but if your prefer sticking to mostly red go for Crocosmia Lucifer. I like red orange and purple for a hot border look but youve already got pink in there so maybe purple pink and red maybe with blue. Anyway all the best with it...te climber sounds fab  - give those pesky pipes some coverage

My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 23:20

Aha  found this Les...its in the advice should still be OK


My Best Ever Christmas Pressie

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 23:13

Um all I know is is its great for keeping slugs away from hostas and other vulnerable plants by putting it liberally around the base...dont know about composting...sorry!! Anything on your local council website?? Usually advice on there 

Ooh I love a bargain!

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 23:11

oooh difficult to resist this time of year...have lost count of how many bulbs I have planted and garden centre last time had all packs down to 50p each...eeek!! Came home with armfuls !!!! 

new years resolution

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 23:06

Oooh I wish I could stick to just one resolution of not buying a plant until I know of a place for it...but I just know I wont...cos I just lurrrrrve a bargain too much and too many irresisitible goodies out there 


Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:59

I have a windchime but its only up during the gentle breeze of the other lady I take it down from autumn through to winter as winds are much stronger and I know it would keep not only my neighbours but also my own daughter awake !! Makes perfect sense for it to be seasonal

Why did you all start gardening?

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 22:54

My grandad was a keen veg grower and crazy about runner beans so after harvest I can remember pickling jars full of runner bean chutney everywhere even on the garage shelves and can remember following along behind him on the narrow pathways in between bean plants. Also can remember helping my dad with tomatoes in the greenhouse and cultivating a patch next to the greenhouse with my brother with easy stuff like sunflowers and nasturtiums and ageratums. You cant beat the taste of fresh peas even if you have to spend ages shelling them outside your grandmas kitchen before Sunday lunch. Have always cultivated every strip I ve had of flowerbed in every house and flat be it it rented or owned

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Container Gardening - all seasons

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