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Gardening tips

Posted: Yesterday at 14:36

Hi Everyone

Not sure if I’m on the correct thread but I would be grateful to receive some advice from all you clever gardening types out there please!

We moved house last year and I’m just getting to grips with the garden (too busy with indoor stuff for a while) The front garden is exposed with fields on two sides. It is mainly lawn with several trees and one dead magnolia Stellata as a specimen plant on its own! I would really love to replace it with the same as I really like this plant but think it might be too exposed. Does anyone have any ideas as to what plant would be suitable-something low growing but ok for exposed site? It is south west facing with lots of afternoon sun. Would appreciate your help please.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 10:50
Have just read this thread and feel very envious of your visit to Beth Chatto tomorrow! When we lived in Essex we visited the beautiful garden quite often and absolutely loved it and the nursery there-felt like a kiddie in a sweet shop! Hope the weather is good for you all-enjoy your day.

Welly boots

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 19:09
That should've been a pound sign NOT question marks!

Welly boots

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 19:08
I only wear wellies in the bad weather, the rest of the time I wear lightweight gardening clogs that you can buy at most garden centres ( I noticed that Wilkinsons are now selling them) they come in all colours and are ??6.99 - how do crocs compare with that price?

Welly boots

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 18:34
Ok I give in, guess I'll have to buy some crocs then!

Welly boots

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 18:01
The only thing is that wellies with the sides cut out might be a tad less uglier than Crocs, but just as useless.

Welly boots

Posted: 05/12/2013 at 16:44
Love your sense of humour Paul N - your reply to joslow really made me laugh! However, I agree with most of the replies in that I don't think it's possible to stretch wellies. I put my tight pair in the charity bag and bought a new pair. I also have a pair of half wellies that are so easy to take on and off and I tend to wear them (when needed) most of the time.


Posted: 18/10/2013 at 17:42

Many thanks to everyone for their advice, it's really appreciated. I can't believe I've got away with leaving my Hostas in pots for about ten years! They have done very well but I suppose they would be bigger now if I had divided them. Even so, they look lovely in pots on the patio. I think I might take advice from obelixx and divide them in the spring as it gets quite cold and windy here in Lincolnshire and I don't want to lose them,also it might give me time to build up my muscles in order to tackle them - wish me luck.


Posted: 17/10/2013 at 17:21

I have had my hostas in pots for quite a few years and although they do very well I would like to divide them to increase my stock, however I just can't get them out of the pots and think I might have to smash the pots in order to remove the plants,which I'd rather not do unless I have to. I'd be grateful if anyone has any ideas please?

T&M freebies (postage to pay offer)

Posted: 30/09/2013 at 21:02

Further  to my previous post about poor customer service from T&M, I contacted GW direct as I wouldn't expect anyone to trawl through the forum to sort out our problems. GW dealt with my complaint about T&M very promptly for which I was grateful. As far as I'm concerned the way to assess a good company is by the way they deal with any complaints and the way T&M dealt with mine was to ignore it! I will never order anything from them again.




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