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Ryan Lloyd

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Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:15

KEF, I share your problems, my pond has overflowed and my lawn is a bog, got very intimate with my plants today and checked every single one for root penetration and rotting. Have to say my penstemon 'huskers red', seem to have rotted away, which it had feared. Oh well, bought a new packet today anyway. Also bought 7 nerine bulbs for a fiver, thanking my friend lots for letting me use her staff discount 

Gardengirl, you got all that lot for £5, or was it just the daffs? 

Here we haven't had one speck of blue sunshine whatsoever! All you guys that have, you blooming lucky,it seems to have been grey here non stop since Xmas! 

Poppy problem on Veg plot

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:08

is there any way you could clear the plot, bit by bit and burn the seeds by using a flame thrower or something similar? Seems the quickest way to get rid.

Tree ID

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:22

No expert, but I'd say that's Laurus nobilis, the Bay Tree.

Seeds have arrived!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 19:01

agree with Swisssue, what a lovely collection, I hope to see photos later in the year 

Seeds have arrived!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:16

Oh, that's got me really excited! Hopefully mine should be arriving soon then, good 'ol RHS. Land girl, what ones did you get? 

My Garden

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 23:25

Why don't you get some stepping stones put down or something, they're a god send in this wEsther,especially on our clay soils, I had to out a few patio slabs down as I have hardly any topsoil, straight onto yellow clay. failing a scaffold board, you could try a box lid or so,etching, basically anything that will distribute the weight of each foot, so you don't sink and compact the soil 

Is your pump still on? I used to turn mine off around November and net everything out until march (ish) time, although I don't have one now and that's when I had time to stand there netting it out haha

My Garden

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 23:04

Well I think the spires will probably come through best, but the plants won't like all the soil above where it was, so is there any way you could atleast round the base of the plants move all the soil touching the base of the plants? Roses should've or should be cut down to a foot now anyway, and they're hardier than a lot of people think, that should be alright. Clematis, I'd suggest that you definitely remove any soil on the actual. Plant itself or around the base as it could rot the plant. Have you got some wire or trellis to train it up the fence against? That could be a job needing doing sooner rather than later. And lavenders may just need any damaged pieces snipped off, that should be alright. I'm dont want you to panic though, just do them when you can, if the rain lets up! And when you do go onto your borders, bare in mind that you will need  a scaffold board or similar, so you don't compact the soil. Hope this helps 

My Garden

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:48

What plants where there Joyce?

Seed swap

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:36

I think this forum and most of us would be lost without you and verd! 

Haha youre never that old! My nans 82 and she works and drives,shes fine, what's your excuse 

Yeah i got a trade account with IBS and they gave me free delivery because my order was over a certain amount - can't remember how much, although they did come at 8:00am on my day off and woke me up! My mums only got a little 1.1 kia Picanto, can barely fit one bag of compost in there! Although, we have had trees sticking out windows and nearly got stuck on a roundabout when I filled it up with stuff for the tip! Whoops

I've ordered my new greenhouse 😄

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:29

I don't see why your 'tall with blue flowers' Plants won't come back, unless they're not fully hardy or bulbous, in which case they may have rotted in all this rain I think? 

I've never had much success with growing veg, apart from beans, peas, onions, leeks and radicchio oddly enough. If you don't have much time, most perennials take less maintenance than veg. and often easier too. Annuals may be a good starting point, they're literally the easiest things to grow from seed, and the packets are fairly cheap too. You could pop some into bare spaces in the veg patch, they mix really well. Night 

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How do they do it? 
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Pulmonaria! :)

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National Collections

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Garden Questions and Advice :)

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New Blog

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Need more entertainment.

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What annuals can I sow for summer colour?

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Garden Planters

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Need a Plant...

Can't choose what plant 
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