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strawberries baskets first season

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 16:06


Just wanted to know if I should be buying the  bare root plants and or the plugs from ebay... I want them to fruit this year.

Beth Chatto Garden Festival

Posted: 24/03/2017 at 15:40

Thanks for the heads up on this! I'll be going. It's 70miles from me...so will be a nice day out.

strawberries baskets first season

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 20:01

thanks v.much brickman. I've been looking on ebay and there are 2 types of plants - the most popular on sale are bare root plants and the less popular are the plugs.... 

Is there one I should be getting or does it not matter?


You pay your money.........

Posted: 23/03/2017 at 15:20

hi hogweed... 

What are those little red/maroon/brown sprouting seedlings in your 2nd pic? I planted peony last year that didnt do well at all and and now I have those coming out in the same spot.. obviously difficult to tell if they're peony this year.. but would be good to know what yours are as the look the same... 

strawberries baskets first season

Posted: 22/03/2017 at 20:19

Hi There,

I want to plant up some strawberries in a hanging basket or 2. But i am somewhat confused between runners and plant pots.. 

What i really want is for the plant to produce lots of fruit this year. What is it that i need?.. Where should i be buying it from as i've been looking everywhere...


New turf already dying?

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 14:45

It looks ok to me!! 

direct sowing

Posted: 20/03/2017 at 11:53

oh gosh... i did my sowing on the weekend. I hope it works out well!! I scattered them in nice lines across some of the borders covered them in a little bit of MP compost.. I scattered hundreds of seeds..and so if only 10% take hold then I will have a good flourish of flowers.. 

Are Green Thumb right about this lawn?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 10:23

Your garden is sooo stunning!! WOW!!!  I would love love for my garden to look like that!!..

Festuca Blue

Posted: 15/03/2017 at 12:50

Mine is green too and it's just in my border. I was hoping it would turn blue later in spring?.

Getting paving slabs cut to measure

Posted: 14/03/2017 at 14:45

DIY it. Cutting paving slabs isn't that difficult to do. 

Hire an angle grinder or borrow one from your neighbor, make sure the blade is for stone and get a friend to dribble water onto the stone as you cut to keep it cool. 

What material are the slabs? Concrete, sandstone..? What thickness are they?

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