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My effort

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 16:39
Your pics are lovely Alan. Just a word of warning about the " mind your own business" plant ( if that's what it is) Once you have it in a bed you cannot get rid of it and it even spread into the lawn in a previous garden and we had a devil of a job to stop it spreading further (even had a specialist lawn company in to try to control it!) After my experience I would never knowingly introduce it into my garden.

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 17:31
I'm amazed at how many plants people seem to dislike! I don't really hate any plant only plants in the wrong place. I have bluebells growing in my front very narrow borders. Whatever else I plant there are generally smothered by the bluebells. Cannot get rid of them as it would be quite drastic having to dig everything up and kill the bluebells and leave the borders for a while. However, love bluebells in a woodland setting.

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 14:41
Was quite teary last night when Monty brought Nigel on at the end of programme. Was lovely to see him although obviously he wasn't his usual sparkling self. Hope,as Monty said he'll be completely recovered by Spring. Hard to believe he could damage himself so badly just jumping for a ball ( not jumping on a wall jatnikapyar!)

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 26/10/2012 at 09:15
I don't know what it is but I want one - it's gorgeous!

Where is Nigel?

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 08:32
So glad there's good news about Nigel. We're a soft hearted lot, thankfully.

How much can a dahlia take?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 09:19
That's a brilliant idea smada_1 - holly leaves, especially dead ones are lethal(as I've found to my cost whenever I've trodden on one with bare feet) I can understand why slugs and snails would be reluctant to crawl over them. Will certainly try this with my Dahlias and Hostas next year.


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 14:06
I agree sotongeoff, it does seem to be a fact of life but that doesn't mean we can't continue to have a moan about it! You never know, maybe someone in the "know" will have a rethink and actually extend our one and only gardening programme.


Posted: 14/10/2012 at 10:57
I don't think that Nigel detracts from the gardening Lowenna, I think that he rather adds to the general cosy feel of the programme. Just wish we had more than half an hour weekly, surely an hour a week wouldn't be too much to ask for?

Do you have to have pick out points...

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 16:12
Why don't you just plant how YOU want to? I don't think you have to follow any "rules". If you don't like the end result you can always juggle plants around. I think that's half the fun of planting, if it doesn't look right to you just alter it when you can. Because a lot of my plants have been eaten by rabbits I have ended up with some of my borders planted totally different to how I originally intended but it doesn't really matter as I shall probably keep altering them until I'm happy with them or until something gets eaten again! I think that YOU should decide what plants to use it's YOUR garden after all. Have fun.

How much can a dahlia take?

Posted: 12/10/2012 at 16:58
Thanks for your advice sotongeoff. I'll do as you advise and hopefully the dahlias will survive. The conservatory is really filling up now with pelargoniums, fuschias,various cuttings and now dahlias. Never thought we would use the conservatory when we bought this cottage as they always get SO hot but it's invaluable over winter for all the plants.

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