Paul N

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Rain water

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:26

SL111, That's the point, Christopher doesn't have downpipes, just like my metal greenhouse. We both have the simple square section guttering. I've been wondering how to adapt my own one.


Posted: 23/04/2012 at 14:20

No, no, no. PaintMarkers are the way to go. Everything else fades and when it does, you've probably lost the plant's name. Ideally I'd prefer the engraved Formica labels seen at gardens like Wisley, but I don't know how they manage to do theirs.

lemon balm overrun clematis

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:54

Sue, You sound speechless

Unknown tree

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 13:48

Message clear that time but no photo. Haven't you asked your neighbour about it, and to find out what sort of tree it will become? That I would have thought was the obvious first step.


Posted: 23/04/2012 at 08:36

With my collection of roses now reaching 72 and with my memory being what it is, I've tried variuos types of plant labels over the years and finally come up with some which are clear and don't deteriorate in sunlight. They are black plastic 'paddle type' labels, 24cm Flat T labels (10 for £3) and I use Artline 440XF PaintMarkers 0.8mm and 1.2mm pens in white. These are obtainable from

The labels are crystal clear and can be read when at the back of the borders. Best things since sliced bread!

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 08:33

I am now recording and saving each and every GW programme onto the hard drive so I have something to watch next Winter

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 08:32

Monty's tail never stops wagging?

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 22:49

Billy Nomates

When did you take those cuttings? How did you take them? Were they planted outside or in pots? Cuttings take a long time to develop, and to be rugged enough to be planted out. All my cuttings are planted in pots with a 50/50 mix of compost and perlite. They then stay like that for a year before being planted in individual pots for a further year. Only after that would I consider them reading to go outside. A good root system takes time to develop.

How to give feedback about the new site

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 08:49

As an old stick-in-the-mud I was a bit concerned about moving from the old BBC Gardening forum to this one. I shouldn't have been. It's light, fresh and colourful (almst like myself) and I really enjoy the search facility. There is so much useful information stored in there. Well done!

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