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Recommended fruit and veg variety's

Posted: Yesterday at 14:18

thanks Dove

Recommended fruit and veg variety's

Posted: Yesterday at 14:01

I am looking for some different variety's to grow this year. What variety are you going  to grow this year as well?

I am looking for Potatoes - Carrots - beetroot - Onions - turnips - Tomatoes - Cucumbers. 

The only tomatoes plant I will defiantly growing is gardeners delight. I normally grow maris piper potatoes but been a bit disappointed with the last season crop.


colour scheme

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 21:54

Hostafan what plants are you going to use? I am looking a Dahlias bishops - rubeckia - kniphofia - poppy- achillea - penstemon heleniums - Geum - Lily's - mina lobata for fence - crocosmia orange / possibly Lucifer - Canna maybe - monarda adam maybe. I got some black madres to mix in and been looking at japenese blood grass.  Might use calandula / marigolds other annuals to fill the spaces. 

I  got a red climbing rose for fence and sambucus black lace for its foliage already plant.

I dont want to many different plants, less is more sometimes  espically in a small bed so need to make my mind up .


colour scheme

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:32

I am using my colour scheme for my two small beds for the front garden they are probably only 8x5 beds. I might add the odd contrasting colour maybe a purple iris for the hot border but not made my mind up yet.   

I have more of a mix in back garden.

colour scheme

Posted: 31/01/2015 at 20:04

I am having a Hot border red/ orange / yellow with dark foliage and another pastel colours i think its called blue / pinks etc


Posted: 31/01/2015 at 16:22

I sow some begonias - geranium - lobelia queen victoria - knophofia - passion flower and verbena. I will start sowing most of my seeds late Feb - March

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 15:14

Been cleaning greenhouse glass today. It were covered in snow, so i let my dad clean the snow off it , a quick prod with a piece of wood caused an avalanche  him covered in snow  I honestly weren't  laughing while I was watching through the window .


I hope you got a lot of space Janet 2 for your Dahlias they can get pretty big quick depending on variety.

New Lawnmower

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 03:39

Hi did quite a lot of grass cutting contracts for the council in recent years until they started cutting back most of the garden are only cut once a month. Lately I been using a Hayter heavy duty 21 ''  excellent machine kawasaki fj180v engine  - 21inch cut - fast to use - good size grass bag - does pick up wet grass. It is heavy though like most commercial mowers and more cutting heights would be useful. They is also Toro model exactly the same, its is or were a £1000+ machine new but you can pick up 2nd hands ones for £300 - 400. 

The lawn mower I used the most for going on 10years is a john deere jx85,  kawasaki engine again its 15years old now it been used 30+ hours every week during the season and its still going  never ever been a problem just wear and tear bits needed replacing. John deere dont make them now. But John deere do make an excellent lawn mower 

You could try looking for a little Etesia, I use a Etesia pro51K kawasaki engine again and it is without doubt the best mower I used for picking up wet grass, they do make a few 18inch mowers what might be some use for you, they are very well made and you can normally pick the engine you want kawasaki - honda - briggs statton.

With any lawn engine I go with the Kawasaki from personal experience. They is only the Honda what would could come close to reliability, briggs and stratton are very good engine but not as good as the kawasaki and defiantly not as reliable.

When you buy a decent lawnmower as long they are maintained properly they will last years. 

Just keep you eye on ebay - gumtree - local adds for a well known brand mower and try and stay away from the  thrown away mowers I like to call them

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 19:36

Sorry for your loss Verdun, All the Very best wishes Perki . 


Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 19:21

seeds arrived today zoomer thank you

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