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Posted: 02/02/2016 at 13:32

Runnybeak, have not seen you for a while, hope you are ok. I have tried to PM you, but they are not working.

veg trug or not..

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 13:29

I have seen them, and agree they look great, but as BL says, very pricey.

If you can afford to, go for it.


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 13:28

As it is, with custard please.


Posted: 02/02/2016 at 12:19

Dove, we had our first Yorkshire Rhubarb, at the weekend.



Posted: 02/02/2016 at 10:30

Morning all.

Very cold and blowy again, but there is a small hint of yellow in the sky.

Hoping to get out and cut back some more of the dead perennials, and remove more leaves from the borders.

It is difficult getting used to a temperature swing of 27c. to  4c. in a week.

have a good day all.

Woodland species that can tolerate strong sunlight?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 18:05

When wood chippings eventually rot down, they will make a good soil improver, but fresh they are not good for plants.

Used growbags

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:45

Either put them on the compost heap, or use as a mulch.


Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:42

Wind still howling.

Cleared some cobwebs with a short walk up on the moors.

Now making home made burgers, with a rich tomato sauce for supper. No idea when OH will return from work.

Glad being home is suiting you Hosta.

Woodland species that can tolerate strong sunlight?

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 16:08

I am confused [ nothing unusual there ]

Did you put the soil back on top of the wood chip?

Was the wood chip well rotted? Otherwise it may well have a high nutritional content, but would tend to "burn " plants until it was rotted down.

Planting into  a sponge is only any good, if you want to grow bog plants, otherwise plants may drown.

As others have said, woodland plants need some shade, what you have is a sunny border, and should be planted accordingly.

Beginner with a greenhouse

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 12:26

Re: clematis. If group 1, don't prune now, but if they are getting out of hand, prune after flowering.

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