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Plants we wish they'd stop selling.

Posted: Yesterday at 17:06

May I add artificial lawn? I know it isn't strictly a plant but......

Compost question

Posted: Yesterday at 17:01

Iain is right, but if you don't cover it, it will rot down eventually anyway, especially if you turn it from time to time.

pruning Verbena Bonarienis

Posted: Yesterday at 10:13

Good luck!

pruning Verbena Bonarienis

Posted: 24/09/2017 at 20:32

You can always pot up a young plant and overwinter it in a cold frame if you want to be sure but they usually seed very freely.


Posted: 23/09/2017 at 21:48

Well, you need to choose the varieties suitable for your pond, plant them in the compost specially for pond plants and cover with pebbles, then place them just below surface of the water and lower them as they grow. If you have done all that and they still fail you may need to give more details.

Ponds & Metal Grids

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 15:10

The main difficulty I can see is that frogs will not be able to get into or out of your pond.

Gardening for active elderly

Posted: 20/09/2017 at 07:27

My dad's aunt came to live with us just before she turned 90. She used to walk  up the road to church. We were very concerned one day that she was much longer than usual. She explained, "I'm sorry I'm late; I had to help an old lady."

Insects of the day

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 18:25

I think they are all in my garden, jffrylg

Seed collecting

Posted: 17/09/2017 at 22:39

I was passing a plant yesterday and reached out to gather a few seeds. They fell into my hand easy enough but they weren't ripe - they looked really green. Then the blinking things got up and started to walk off. They were greenfly!


Posted: 17/09/2017 at 22:29

They don't like waterlogged soil. Wet will do more damage than cold, I think, so check your drainage.

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Discussions started by Posy

Direct sowing.

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Dalek compost bins.

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Pest proof birdfeeder.

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Standard roses.

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Heavy lifting

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Witch hazel Strawberries and cream.

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Pinching out

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New Secret Garden feature

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Moles in my compost bins.

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clematis seeds

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primrose attack

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