Paul N

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Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 19:41

So no one knows?

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 20:15

I may be wrong in your case but I fear mine will be gone after this year. I have a Paulownia tomentosa in a pot to replace it, but it will be a loss for the UK's second most best selling tree.

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:47

One thing I've never understood about Chelsea. With all the incredible hard landscaping to create the show gardens, how on earth do they replace soil and turf to 'leave it as they found it'? Does it take long for the grassy areas to recover?

RHS and National Trust.

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:42

Lots. The Royal Horticutural Society - horticulture - and the National Trust cares for historic old buildings.

Robinia Tree problems...

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:10

Robinia pseudoacacia 'Frisia' is currectly suffering from a countrywide disease./virus. My own eighteen year old 20ft had awful die back and I've had to reduce it's height by half. At least your is in leaf but it may be the beginnings of the illness. Dry, flakey bark with a canker-like appearance will show it is in fact the virus. There appears to be no cure.

Help Identifying a Flower

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 18:00

Much loved by flutterbyes too

Small shed

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 20:18

Make your own. Modern sheds seem to be manufactured for 'orange box' wood and are very flimsy. IIf you can saw in a straight line and screw Posidrive screws, you could make your own. Those dimensions are very small; are you sure you can't make your own?

Choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:28

Its not difficult and there are simple books on the subject especially in the Hessayon 'Expert' series. I use my greenhouse mainly for caring for cuttings, growing from seeds and sheltering tender fuchsias over the winter,

Choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 20:01

If you want a greenhouse, talk to friends or neighbours, look in the free ads. Someone is always giving one away for free. And get a big one.

Choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 19:59

My advice to start with is to stop 'spending a fortune'. Our greenhouse was already here when we moved in eighteen years ago. No glass and in the wrong place in the shade of a pair of large Yew trees. I moved ours after laying a slab of concrete and building a brick plinth to allow more headroom. Our garden has evolved since then with the minimum of expense as i love growth plants from cuttings. My 72+ roses were in the main Christmas/birthday gifts or grown from cuttings or seed, or 'orphans' who we gave a home to. We swop plants with gardening friends and slowly bit by bit the garden has nicely matured. Compost bins were made from scrap timber, lawnmowers were always secondhand. In July we once again open the garden to the public. Enjoy your garden and your gardening but don't throw money at it. That to my mind is not the way to go about it.

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Carol Klein's Glebe Cottage

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Chelsea Flower Show

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