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Thank you so much

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 17:16

As a newbie myself, your post really echoes with me. Also yours and many other posts talk of how much we all enjoy reading what others write. It also strikes me that many of the posts make me think how nice the people who write them seem to be. I read somewhere that gardeners are nice people and that it has something to do with how closely we work with nature and how this gives us some sort of understanding.

I have a long history of depression and I am aware how much gardening has helped me to get better, partly through the exercise and fresh air but mainly I think from a healing effect of contact with the soil and the cycle of life and death and the seasons.

I hope this doesnt sound like some kind of new age "hippyism", as I can assure readers that I am far removed from that.

Cosmos Choca Mocha

Posted: 30/11/2012 at 14:42

They are best treated like dahlias. Chop off all the folliage, dig up the tuber and keep somewhere frost free until the spring when you start again and can look forward to another great display next year.


Posted: 30/11/2012 at 11:05

Hi everyone, first time poster, but long time reader.

I have just walked round my very frosty but sunny garden and it confirmed my view that excessive tidying is a bad thing [my wife would confirm that this does not just apply to the garden] Anyway the seed heads of eryngium, echinops and the echinacea are looking wonderful, as are the ornamental grasses. Not only looking good but good for the wildlife. Luckily the soil is too frozen to do any work, but a bit of planning or maybe some seed ordering will pass the time

Plants around a pond advice

Posted: 29/11/2012 at 09:56

Hi Martin

Assuming the soil around your pond is damp and has reasonable light, I would consider geum rivale and oriental primula hybrids [both short] or for something a bit taller how about astilbes, lythrum and rodgersia

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