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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 21:34

i bought some clematis plugs last year, grew some on in pots but planted 3 out...too early I think, 2 disappeared altogether and I thought I' d lost them but they've come up again, should I dig them out of the garden and grow in in pots til they're much bigger and can't be as eaten by slugs and snails? Or just try to protect where they aren't? It was slugs/ snails that ate them last year, thanks in advance for advice

Return to the gardens of our grandmothers

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 09:58

pansy bit later, 1970's , I'm way too late arenh't I?!

Return to the gardens of our grandmothers

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:31

cheeky! my grandparents ( and  I still do!) in Sheffield, had a lovely little rose garden at the front, a beautiful lilac shrub at the side and a long lawn with borders that kept getting wide! (bit like mine!) other set (also in Sheffield) had a very neat square lawn with a fair sized greenhouse packed with  tomatoes and chrysanthemums

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 21:27

hi christine, yes, but oop North, I didn't think mine would survive ... but they did and I pretty much left them to it ( 2 small children allow me litttle time to attend as I would like to my plants and garden!)

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 22:02

I sowed last autumn for first time, thanks to David's advice, sowed indoors, when germinated put outside in plastic greenhouse with broken zip, East facing garden, East facing wall, though fairly sheltered, planted out 3 weeks ago, all looking nice and string


Posted: 08/04/2015 at 21:47

Ok I got corms today, plan to soak tomorrow for a few hours ( is 24 too many?) then put in seed tray/ modules indoors til they sprout en harden off, pot on til they're big enough to plant out, i plan o have some in a pot, some in garden, our soil is heavy clay, should I be adding grit for drainage or will they be ok?. thanks in advance for any advice

Cosmos seedlings

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:24

Only 3 of mine survived, they too were leggy so planted deep when pricked out, they look ok now outside, will sow more ( if I can find any more room in the house among the sweet peas, , larkspur, sweet rocket , broccoli, courgettes ...) 

More gardening TV

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:20

I'll watch it if I find out when it's on

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:19

Oh and got suckered into buying ranunculus corms again....if they completely fail again you can all say "we told you so!"

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 06/04/2015 at 21:18

Had almost 2 hours in the garden this morning!! Planted out stocks sown last year, all outgrowing pots, sown nigella and night scented stock s in pots and a bed, planted first spring sown sweet peas in very large pot and weeded ( though probably have pulled up some self seeded nigella from last year oops ) sowed broccoli and courgettes but think I should have put courgette seeds in bigger pots, not just 4 cm modules.... I was on a roll and had my little helper on seed duty so we just got on, very pleased we got few bits done, I won't get much chance for amother week at least

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