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sweet williams

Posted: Today at 03:10

sweet william or biennials supposedly. I planted some out 3 years ago, flowered first time  this year. I have some elsewhere as well what have been there years but I am sure they self seed every year. 


Wisteria - Advice on Selection of Plant

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 16:38

I dont think RHS sell wisteria, someone else might be able to answer that question.

You should be able to buy a wisteria from a garden centre, a garden centre near me have quite a lot of wisteria, some are in arches or grown as a tree set you back about £350  , or some normal 6ft one were about £20. You can find them online as well 


Highlight the website - right click - go to website, hopefully this will help answer some of your questions

Wisteria - Advice on Selection of Plant

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 13:27

Hi, the Chinese ( sinensis ) wisteria is the most vigorous wisteria and the largest variety. you can also look at the Japanese variety. 

Just keep to a named cultivation and you should be fine.  

Dont buy wisteria grown from seed - buy grafted

Buy a wisteria when its in flower, you know its flowering then.

The RHS site very good with plenty of detail on wisteria ,but i dont know how to put a link on .


What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 20:28

That canna durban looks amazing Verdun, i must find one for my hot border 

big investment Hostafan but you cant go wrong with john deere, i have used  john deere pedestrian mowers for years and they been excellent. 

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 00:21

hi lyn surprising they are not sprouting but the tulips are. I am late with everything this year, weather knock me off course it been such a long season for some plants. I had some begonia sempleforans and lots of other hardy annuals / perennials still flowering in the first week of December.

What do you have left to do in the garden this year?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 23:27

I been upto a bit in the garden this week, tidy up the two front beds from summer. I am going to have a hot colour bed and the other not hot colours ( pinks - blue etc pastel colours i think its called)

Moved two rose out of six, had to bin one not flowered for years it was probably older than me. 

planted some wallflowers with some pansys in troughs , forget me not with some red robin tulips in a border.

moving my strawberry bed  creeping buttercups in a strawberry bed are a nightmare. i might plant some tulip bulbs in the strawberry bed to add a bit of colour

I got to move two gooseberry- pink currant - rhubarb as well.

Hopefully i get round to planting my daffodils, i got a 3kg bag yellow daffs and some called delnashaugh what look really nice to plant yet.

If i ever get round to it, I am going to flag a little bit to put a bench or something to sit on to admire the garden.


Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 22:28

Thanks, the label was just basic £1.75 for 5 blue something  i got them from gordon riggs. I just leave them alone see what they do, I am not bothered when they flower as long as they do flower 

Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

Posted: 03/12/2014 at 16:31

I dont know if they are prepared are not  cant remember. They are growing though, but they started pushing them self out of the compost, i did plant the bulb halfway into the compost but they are almost out of the compost now . I am sure I saw on gardeners world hycinths in a terracotta bowl

Where to keep hyacinths, GH or inside

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 17:19

Never had Hyacinths before but I got some potted up in some terracotta bowls. They was in the greenhouse but I just brought them inside cause its supposed to freeze tonight, i dont know if they are hardy enough for -3 temperatures.

Now I am unsure if they be ok in the GH throughout winter or better in the house.

when they are flowering i am having some in the GH and house i love the scent 

Average Spend in garden centre

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 18:23

I dont spend to much in garden centres, but i do go often when i get round to fixing my bike. Most of the time i go for just a look around see if I fancy anything. I usually spend £5 - 20 per visit rarely more. I normally buy seeds - small plants - compost - bulbs - and little pieces like plant labels / trays etc.

I went to garden centre today and bought a few terracotta bowl / pots for some hycathis and some double flower Daffodils bulbs it come to £9.85. i did go for some dwarf daffs but £3 for 10 bulbs seemed a little steep to me 

christmas stuff was everywhere aswell, iam not a fan to be honest

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