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Living Walls

Posted: 17/02/2013 at 19:41

If you're going for the hanging flower pouches option, be sure to mix water retension gel in the compost or they'll drain to quickly.  Another great trick with them is to use inverted tops from drinks bottles to help funnel the water into the compost, so when you water it doesnt just rub out the first hole.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:14

Is it just me or do others out there just have to buy the plants in clearence to 'save them'

modest hellebores

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:05
figrat wrote (see)

In my experience hellebores are quite deep rooted, and do like a moistish soil, so I'd be doubtful if they'd be happy in a hanging basket. I quite like snipping off a few blooms and floating them in a bowl of water indoors. And I believe there are some new cultivars which don't have such droopy heads, which might be worth searching out.

Completely agree.

And they look gorgeous floating in water as a table display.

Too early for annual seeds?

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 12:01

Would think it depends on what part of the country you are in.  I'm just about to start my first batch of sweet peas & some brasicas, the rest I'll leave for another 2-3 weeks.


Posted: 16/02/2013 at 11:54

I'm thinking montana or montana alba, both would be better in the ground rather than a pot as its roots need cool & damp and containers tend to be dry & warm.

Virginnia creeper has attractive foliage with lovely autum colors, but may be a bit too vigorous & need regular cutting back,

Really need some help, badly!!!!

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 11:44

How upsetting & horrible for you.

I agree with Dove above, talk to your allotment association you may find the other allotment holders will rally round & help with spare plants & things. 
The good thing is it's early in the season so plenty of time to start growing things again.

Hope the police recover some of your stuff .


Are Morrisons bulbs any good ??

Posted: 16/02/2013 at 11:24

Not had any problems from their bulbs, but be careful if yo're buying perennial crms or tubers as these often fail.

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