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What to do at this time of year?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 16:55

Aha!! Pressure wash the patio! Yes.... I will do that this weekend!.. and then i'll feed the lawn!.. I did some scarifying on the weekend just gone.

What to do at this time of year?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 15:11

@pink lily That is so funny.. I put up some fair lights the other day too. My wife says it looks like someones wedding.. But I quite enjoy them at night!! I also put all lots and lots of seeds. I reckon 1000s of them all over the place.. I hope if only 5% survive and i can prick out the rest then will be a really big show this year. 

@fairygirl. Thanks! I actally have some toms and sunflowers which i'm hardening off right now. I hope to plant them outside over the next couple of week. Yeah,, maybe i'll take a look at some sweet peas!.. Not grown them before.. I am quite keen on getting a obelisk of some sort.. maybe i'll have a go a growing some plants in there...

One job I havnt done is fix my container pond.. .grr!! I dont know what i put it in!... Will share some pics of the garden on the weekend.. Hopefully it'll be nice weather again!..

Are there any bulbs I could order and put in now?!...

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

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:44

actually... i know what my red sprouts are now. I am pretty sure they're lupins!! They died a terrible death last year as I did get chance to water them..But they're sprouting up nicely this year!!

What to do at this time of year?

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:40

Hi There..

So i am lost as to what to do now. I keep pottering around my small garden tidying up etc...I put in some clematis the other week and put up some netting for it to climb on this weekend. 

I've sown lots of annuals and put out some strawberries baskets, i planted a euphorbia the other day... 

What else can i do now?...

Shall i order some sweet pea plugs.. or is there anything fun to put in the ground which will look good this summer?... I am so lost.. argh!...

Advice on rose

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 14:33

Lots of people on here who know much more than me on roses. But it looks like a good specimen to me! You can see all the new and healthy growth. 

You're probably a bit too late to prune it now....theoretically it should have been pruned at the beginning of the month. You may just be able to get away with it if you want too though.

If it were me, i would prune it, and plant it out.. somewhere with good amount of sun! Dig a big hole, fill it with compost, some grit and growmore (fertilizer).. water it well then stick it in. Keep it watered, but not drenched.

The plant does look quite congested, so  when you prune take off all the dead branches first, then the branches which are cross over each other and rubbing against each other. Then you can take a third off each the whole thing. You essentially looking for an open expanse in the bush which allows some airflow.. Dont worry, you can't really over-prune roses as they'll bounce right back!!

I'll let others chime in who know 100x more than me now...

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...


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