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Posted: 13/11/2015 at 13:07

thanks again, Verdun, good thing I haven't any energy to waste!!!


Posted: 11/11/2015 at 08:44

thanks all, I think maybe camellia then ( though I have 2 teeny tiny ones that I've let dry over summer and they're not much bigger than when I got them ..admittedly for £1 from supermarket! I'll look at choysias again... the last thing I'm still wondering is the prunus in a pot, then twisting to keep it small..? yes, I'm being ridiculous, I could try that when the littlies are bigger!

The Secret History of the British Garden

Posted: 07/11/2015 at 13:14

thanks, been waiting for this, right up my street, may have to drug little ones (and husband!!) so I can watch it!


Posted: 07/11/2015 at 13:10

Hi thanks all, sorry for delay, we've all had an awful sick bug, haven't left the house for 12 days! I did see a choysia dewittiana(?) I liked, just worried about it looking a bit yellow (can't abide yellow) , I will try to get to the g.c and test the soil, i like lighter coloured hydrangeas, not dark pink or reddish, hmm I remeber Monty pkanting one that had white inner petals (sepals?) then blue or pink fertile flowers around that, anyone remember whoch that was? Ths camellia I'd been readig about is supposedly hardy , certainly couldn't do with faffing about bringing it in or covering it, I've learnt that even if I mean to sdo these things... I don't! Haven't even got round to sowing any sweet peas this Autumn, am I too late?


Posted: 26/10/2015 at 08:32

Hi all, haven't been on for ages.. just had birthday money and a,m thinking of getting these 3 shrubs for front west facing garden, gets quite a bit of cun but does have shade as large lime treee in front of house and next door have 2 lollipop hollies.. so, i have chosen 'Gardenia 'crown jewels', hydreangea 'hot chocolate' and daphne odora, does anyone have any comments? soil i haven't tested but hydrangeas ( mopheads )go pink and camellias and rhododendrons do well in neighbouring gardens, thought I may put gardenia in a large pot, also thinking of a prunus (kiku shadare?)in a large pot and twisting periodically to cut off roots (saw Chris Beardshaw do this to an apple tree a while ago on Beechgrove, any help very much appreciated, thankyou in advance

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 21:07

Thanks all, no I did try to buy one patio variety but when we went away my watered forgot them! I have cups I, Gwendoline ( thanks David! ) all butt blue,painted lady, blue velvet, spencer mix and fire and ice, the worst culprit is cupani, I think it's age ( thogh not much difference in spring and autumn) and in the pot , which I knew wouldn't do as well but I am short of space, anyway, having listened to good advice here ( thanks again David! ) I've had at least 10 vases of sweet peas in the house for the last 6 weeks

summer pruning

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 08:01

hi all, I hve a Gertrude Jekyll rose a few years old, it flowers ok, but very high, it is in northwest position so doesn't get much more than 3 houers sun though it has got lots of new shoots low down, if I prune now and lose a few flowers will it be more compact and flower lower next year? thanks in advance again

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: 19/08/2015 at 07:59

Hi all, a very quick question, 2 lots of my sweet peas have very short stems, these are 1 lot in a pot, and one lot in the front where I don't get out to water like I do in the back, is lack of water the reason? thanks in advance

The Instant Gardener

Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:39

Super noodle, there will be another series of big dreams, I wanted to apply as the title certainly applies here, well tiny actually, but my 4 year old said she would " hit Monty and throw him in the dustbin" so I didn't dare risk her wrath!!


Posted: 26/07/2015 at 20:32

Thanks for answers, only their second year

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