Latest posts by Rainjustlearning

box hedge health issue

Posted: 28/02/2013 at 20:49

I have just been checking on a couple of web sites for when is the best time to trim Box,  now the old Beeb site said twice a year in early spring and late autumn and another said not until June,  so who's right please ?

February in Your Garden

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 19:04


Cheap seeds

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 19:00

I get all my seeds from Wilkinson's but I notice now that they are doing packets of cheep seeds from about 29p so worth a look if you have a store handy,  in fact I get most of my stuff from there,  not plants though,  my store has fruit trees in as well so has my local Tesco.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 18:38

Absolute cracking day wall to wall sunshine and a tropical 9.3c and no wind,  wonderful day in fact if it wasn't for the fact that I've been busy planting and digging I would have cheerfully sat in it as it was that nice bring it on Mother Nature can do with a lot more days like that.

Cats causing problems

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:59

The only thing that works for me and has done for a couple of years are rose prunings or anything with big thorns the bigger the better,  I cut some briers down on Sunday to put in a new border and they work a treat,  I did get those scary cat plants and they were just a waste on money.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:02

Monty Don says about Clematis that if it flowers before June there's no need to prune that's all I know about them so can't be of much help,  thought that tip might put you on the right road at least.

my pictures

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:13

Verdun,  in the first photo,  the blue flowers with yellow/orange centre what are they please ?

Hanging baskets and window boxes

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:06

It's amazing what you can do on the knee's in the garden it's getting back up again that stopped me for a while,  I didn't get my pot off till 1st March so it was on for nearly 12 weeks so was a sick as could be fortunately I got the best weather for sitting out in which was April then it just rained forever,  all the Sweet Peas I'd sown in the October had died simply because with being in hospital then unable to get outside they didn't get looked after,  and really the garden last year was just lost to itself,  so I'm hoping this year we get some decent warm weather so I can have a nice garden.

February in Your Garden

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:58

I have ordered some Hellebore seeds through eBay,  some Hybridus Red, Helleborus Orientalis Black and some Viridis Green,  now those names mean nothing to me but I liked the colour and as I'm up for a challenge I'll have a go fail or win.   Have just checked the weather for me and tomorrow it looks mild and wet so I think I might just set some Sweet peas away if nothing else they should at least be able to stand firm if the weather takes a nose dive,  bit too cold for anything else I think,  next month I'll try and get all my seeds away.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:20

It's trying it's damndest to snow here Frank,  I keep seeing little white bits floating past the window and the sky looks full of trouble as well at 3.5c I wonder what it's going to do at least there's no cold biting wind.

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