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Asparagus crowns

Posted: Yesterday at 15:57

I'm going to put an asparagus bed in my veg patch next spring. Does anyone have any recommendations for varieties or suppliers? Am a bit flumoxed looking at them all. 


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:20

Hi SGL! Have been doing lots of lurking recently. But am passionate about my wellies so felt the need to contribute 


Posted: 18/12/2014 at 19:15

Another vote for muckboots from me. The tops are neoprene so like others have said, they stretch to fit your calves and also don't gape at the top so don't get soil in when digging like my others. The feet are also neoprene lined so toasty warm. I have found the soles to be fine. 

If you have small feet (I'm a ladies size 5) you can get kids wellies much cheaper than adults (I think because you don't have to pay tax on them?). Well that's what I found with muckboots anyway.

Feeding birds.

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 14:54

How long does it keep when you make your own? 

Feeding birds.

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 21:01

I am guilty of buying cheap fatballs although I do always make sure they don't have nets.

I love feeding the birds and seeing them in my garden but feel loathed to be spending more on garden birds than I do on my own pets.

Does anyone have recommendations of reasonably priced and good quality bird food that you can buy in reasonably large quantities online? 

Thank you muchly! 

Christine Walkden Fans

Posted: 10/11/2014 at 18:49

My favourite bit was her pretending to be a dinosaur in the giant gunnera walk. Brilliant! 

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 17:01

Sorry, am a bit confused. Is alyssum a different name for Iberis? Because if it is alyssum, I thought it was an annual. So if you want more, you would have to save seeds if you wanted more next year. Didn't think you would be able to do cuttings of it? 

What is this cute little beauty please?

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 16:50

Isn't it alyssum?

Rambling rose on a fence

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 16:51

Yes I guess if it goes in the middle it should cover the fence in half the time? Thank you all the advice, i will do as you say Lyn re training the stems. That was going to be my next question!  I've been looking at Paul's Himalayan musk and Rambling Rector. Too many decisions!  

Rambling rose on a fence

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 11:38

I am intending on planting a rambling rose to grow along my fence which is 20m long. My question is , where is it best place to plant it? At one end so that it all grows in one direction or in the middle and train it in both directions? Does it make a difference?  This may be a daft question, but I can't work out if there is a reason to do it one way rather than the other.

Thank you! 

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Discussions started by PoddingtonP

Asparagus crowns

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Rambling rose on a fence

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San Marzano 3 tomatoes

what does semi determinate mean? 
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Where do you trust to buy plants from?

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Foxglove 'Illumination pink' propagation

when and how? 
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Roses and clematis to train along a fence

Suggestions please! 
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Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter fire'

looking a bit sorry for itself 
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holiday proofing the greenhouse

tip/thoughts on capillary matting 
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'With added John Innes'

what does it actually mean? 
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should they be growing yet? 
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Holly hedge from cuttings

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Rubber chippings

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