Latest posts by pavery026

Need a new garden

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 23:25
I agree with all above when I moved into my house it was empty for 2 years before me, so the so called garden was a mess ( that's putting it mildly). It is now a good few years later and I am tackling the last patch. I started closest to the house, gloves on just clearing the mess working down the garden gradually. It's amazing what I found and a path I never knew existed it was covered up that much. I never got a contractor in they cost too much, and like said above went out after work for a couple of hours. In fact after a stressful its quite relaxing pulling up the weeds, letting your mind wander to what you could plant there. Throughout it all my mantra was don't look at what you have to do, look at what you have done. It will work, good luck.

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 19:13
David K- I would love to see your tutorial to know how to grow sp, every year I sow in the spring as I never knew they would cope with the cold until now. I sow them in root trainers, then when planted out I give them plenty of compost and water well, but they never seem to do very well compared to others I've seen. They do not grow very tall only about 1-2 foot, and even though I pick the very few flowers and do not get that many more. So your knowledge would be very much appreciated.

Gardeners World Live

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 18:55
I've just got back from there today, I have to agree with the comments above, I've been going for several years, and it's definitely smaller than a few years ago. I got some great plants some of which I knew I would not get locally. There are spaces where stalls should be, and there was no way near as much choice of products has there has been in the past. I too spent quite alot of time in the good food bit. I'm sad to say if they don't improve the show I will be giving it a miss next year. If GW is reading this please go back to how it was a few years ago, I like this event and I hate to not go.


Posted: 15/06/2012 at 18:40
Mine not arrived yet either, I've emailed them and waiting for a response but still a little worried they have taken the money (I know it's not a great amount, but it still my amount), and hoping that they will fullfil the order soon. I have never had problems before.

Need to improve soil what's best?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 22:16
Thanks everyone, regarding size it's approx 3 foot wide and 10 foot long. I covered it so I could get to grips with the border on the other side. Now that one is full and I've ran out of space, so time to do this one. I can't leave the grass alone either I just love plants and can't stop buying them, so more grass has to go. It's exciting planting a new area up.

Need to improve soil what's best?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 17:53
Hi I have a border which has been covered with weed suppressant fabric and bark. I'm now ready to lift all of it up and start to plant a new herbaceous border. I was looking for ideas on what to use for improving the soil. It's not clay but I think it does need some good organic matter for the new plants. Ideally I would use homemade compost but I dont have enough, so resorting to buying in. I don't know what would be best e.g soil improver, multipurpose compost. Ideas gratefully received thanks.

Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 17:41
Don't know about broad beans never grown them. Regarding peas I pick mine when the pods have swelled out and feel firm, but I don't leave them on the plant long because the smaller peas taste better in my opinion. I don't think it's too late to sow more, I will being sowing more next weekend.


Posted: 09/06/2012 at 10:04
Good idea thanks


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 17:35
No problem tell me about it, the birds drop the seed and I'm left pulling it up on my gravel patio. Just one of those things. ????


Posted: 08/06/2012 at 17:09
Probably not the best idea, I've seen it done before they don't stay in place, rip and you would be lifting the bark in no time to replace. I would use weed suppressant fabric held down with the plastic pegs.

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