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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Planting GW offer alliums

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 20:58

I planted the little alliums about 15cm deep - as instructed by T&M. However, my neighbour says the sphaerocephalon and roseum should only go in about 6cm otherwise they will struggle to reach the surface of the soil! Does anyone have any advice on this?  Other websites are equally vague!! Thanks very much!

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 21:02

Grew sweet peppers for the first time and they were great, so definately on for next year. Also grew cerinthe and they were lovely too - adored by bees. My chocolate cosmos eventually became a stunning plant so I hope I can keep it over winter under a blanket of straw!

Composting leaves in a dalek

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 10:14

Ooh thanks for that! I had planned to leave it for at least a year and my OH is really good at recycling beer, wine, tea & coffee...

Composting leaves in a dalek

Posted: 29/09/2013 at 10:07

I have built a couple of large compost heaps with old pallets and now have a redundant black dalek. It occurred to me that I could put in all the leaves when they drop. Will they compost down or do they need light and air too?  Expert advice needed please!

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 22:16

I have not had either the alliums yet or the bulbs but I hope they are on their way! I think the time lag betweeen ordering and arrival is too long.

Advice about crocosmia needed

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:43

Yes - just like that. I split them up - had a whole bucket full!  Then I replanted them - that is until I got fed up...  I wonder if the older, fatter ones were past their best.

Advice about crocosmia needed

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 14:58

The bulbs? Oh, about the size of a tomato - gardeners delight size!!

Advice about crocosmia needed

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 11:59

OK - will wait, thanks! Are the old big bulbs I planted any good or should I dig them up and plant new?


Advice about crocosmia needed

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 10:47

I planted about 2 dozen crocosmia but only 2 have flowered. I dug up some compacted bulbs from and old flower bed and re-planted them. I guess that was the wrong thing to do? Do crocosmia only flower on fresh new bulbs? Expert advice need please!

Gardeners Freebies (for the cost of postage.)

Posted: 17/09/2013 at 20:09

I registered to receive a free copy of The English Garden back in the summer - it never arrived! 

I quite like the freebies from GW...


Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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What do you do with grass clippings?

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Supa Drippa taps

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Planting Nerines

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No Aconites yet

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Bedding plants seedlings already!

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Potato Days

What a treat! 
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Pruning Winter Jasmine

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Lawn mowers from Screwfix

Value for money 
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Planting GW offer alliums

How deep? 
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Last Post: 30/09/2013 at 21:38

Composting leaves in a dalek

Will they compost down? 
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Last Post: 29/09/2013 at 18:51

Advice about crocosmia needed

My Crocs have not flowered... 
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Last Post: 23/09/2013 at 06:31

Best value cloches

Novice needs expert guidance! 
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Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 22:14


How easy is it to take seeds from these plants? 
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