Ryan Lloyd

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Seeds have arrived!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:23

I'm sure you will, I have faith in your abilities even if you don't! 

Just dont do what I (used to) do and chuck all the seeds in a tray, so if first try fails, there's still a few more goes left.

Rose ID

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 20:18

The photos not too brilliant, can you give us a short description, like thornless or not, single, semi or double flowers, serrated leaves? 


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?

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