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New ornamental Lawn

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 21:58

I think turf differs from where you live, where I live its about £3 for ruby grade turf but it could be less or more where you live. You could try seeding your new lawn, cheaper and you know what's in it.  

Best buy bulbs

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 21:53

You could try the local supermarket / home store, I bought 24 Allium purple sensation from b&m for £5 good size bulbs as well. 

I am going lidl first thing in the morning when they get there stock of bulbs. There is some Allium gladiator bulbs in the lidl magazine 2 bulbs for £1.79  or two packs for £3. You be lucky to get 1 Allium gladiator bulb for £3. They got some over bulbs as well 

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 13:19

nice pictures everyone 

Buddleia flowering really well but I havent seen one butterfly on it this year


buxus help

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 23:12

Most likely buxus blight, on the news today it was on about a caterpillar eating buxus totally defoliating the plant. symptoms were eaten foliage and webbing. 

If it is buxus blight I wouldnt try any more buxus in the same place go for Yew instead.

Mildew free monardas

Posted: 24/08/2015 at 18:01

I got Cambridge scarlet as well it done ok, got a bit battered with the wind and the rain, no problem with mildew so far. If I remember correctly the leaves got scorched a bit when we had our week of summer in May, so a bit of afternoon shade might be needed in your tropical climate Verdun 

I just bought beauty of cobham so unsure how well it going to do but look nice 

The leaves both smell different as well Cambridge scarlet smells nicer. 

It's my birthday

Posted: 21/08/2015 at 18:39

Happy Birthday panda for yesterday  

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 20/08/2015 at 13:19

I live near Manchester ( Rossendale ) as well flumpy about 20 mile I would think. I store my Dahlia tubers in the Greenhouse / shed in sharp sand, going to try dry old compost this year. Big box of sand gets quite heavy. I start them off in the GH as well in March.  I think your chances of keeps dahlias in the ground here is Zero, it rains and rains and rains 

Looking good verdun 

Is this the place to say hello?

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 00:31

Hi LG welcome to the forum 

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 16:03

Holly gets my vote 

Confessions of the plantaholics

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 17:14

It been raining here all day as well, so been down to town to the bank to put money in , had a quick look in B&M to see if they have recovered their plant stock after my last visit, they had Heleniums in last time which was a huge shock to me so I took the lot   ( I was only going in for mouth wash  )unfortunately this visit they had no more live plants of interest.

Back home bored had me inching to have a quick look online .  Four hours later it looks like I am going to be a proud owner of a Baptisia australis - Monarda B of cobham - japenese Anemone queen charlotte - campanula pritchards good job I went to the bank 

I holding out bulb buying until September except for them 100 Alliums I bought last week they don't count  


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