Latest posts by NewBoy2

Exciting World of Spuds

Posted: 19/12/2017 at 15:31

Some of my saved potatoes are sprouting.I keep them in a cloth sack and covered.I will now place them in a light free spot

My question is can I save some of the sprouters as an experiment to see if they will be able to be planted next year.

New Acer for Small garden

Posted: 27/11/2017 at 17:32

Thanks friends

What preparation did you do before planting.

? Manure..compost....seaweed

? Do I need to stake it

? Anything else

New Acer for Small garden

Posted: 22/11/2017 at 17:39

I am going to buy one of the above and was hoping for some does and donts from friends if you have tried to grow one before

I want it to be about 8 foot tall and its the vibrant red colour that has drawn me to this tree

Help please

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 17:03

Thanks Lyn......thats what I needed

Back Lawn to Wildflower Patch

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 16:01


As above I have already sowed so just need to wait until April but thanks for your post

Back Lawn to Wildflower Patch

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 14:16

Lyn..thanks for that

I chose pollinator lawn

I bought from these people because they supply councils and colleges and big sites and where I volunteer they had already sown the meadow and it looked great so I could see what mine was going to look like

I bought a cheap packet for about £9.00 previously from my overpriced GC which contained 5 types of blue flowers...corn something ...and only one type took and was not very hardy

I suppose we get what we pay for and lets see what comes up in April

Thanks again Lyn

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 20/11/2017 at 14:07

Mike...yes its seeds not bulbs. ....good spot

I think I will wait till about march and sow some in a pot and some out where I want them to flourish

I suppose the question is  CAN I PLANT OUT / TRANSPLANT THE SEEDLINGS once they have germinated in my conservatory

sowing crocosmia

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:41

Ive just saved some dry seeds from a crocosmia head from our CG

I think I just broadcast them over wel dug and fine soil and water initially

Comments please friends

Its the only flower I REALLY love.

Back Lawn to Wildflower Patch

Posted: 19/11/2017 at 16:36

Flowers already showing so I called the provider and they said that it will be OK for April

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 06/11/2017 at 16:04

Cottage Compost

When its populated I will get  a photo to upload

Going to dig it end of this month but Im not sure when the frogs will come

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