Ryan Lloyd

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New garden....help!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 13:27

Jac, I'm in Brighton and don't mind giving you a few plants, cuttings and seeds, as I have a few surplus, PM if you like 


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 12:57

What made you buy the bigger one if you don't mind me asking? And yes it is a bit oops! I don't see why you won't get frogs, but do beware that fish are greedy and frogsbourne will be a tasty meal! I found that out from experience haha


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 12:45

Wow! That's huge! Mines only a few hundred, puts mine to shame  Luckily mine has built in shelves so I didn't have to fuss with rocks, because me and heavy items really don't mix. I had a pond in my last house and accidently dropped instead of 'placing' the rocks in and needless to say there wasn't a pond any ore and the fish had to be temporarily housed in a bucket! I was quite lucky with my nymphaea, I bought it on a holiday in Wales, they were large specimens in I'd say a 5 litre basket, and they were all in the sale, the one I picked up was reduced from £28.99 to £12.99, but being the cheapskate I am, I may have rubbed the 1 off the label and got it for £2.99! Plonked it in a bin outside our caravan and gave it a feed, them as soon as I got home plonked it in and it took off! I had 2 bricks underneath and around early November I took it down to 1 and it's looking like I need to take the next one off, but am a bit skeptical at this time. The equisetum is so prolific, that's created a good clump on the lowest shelf in the pond and the iris is also prolific, so I've put some in a corner of the pond and some at the edge of the pond, on the opposite side. There's not too much space left now, just enough for a few frogsBourne and newts, but no room for fish anymore, they eat frogsbourne anyway. Woah, sorry for the huge reply, always seem to get carried away 


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 12:14

Morning, or should it be afternoon?? I'm going to ask my mum if we can go the 'scenic' route to crawley, as there's a gorgeous nursery that I've only been to once and loved it, obviously I won't tell her that until we stumble across it  

Star and Panda, where I work at Borde Hill Gardens, they have quite a few champion Magnolias, although I just can't seem to be taken back by them,don't get me wrong, they're lovely plants, but they're a bit boring once their flowers have gone. However, I am partial to a Rowan! Love the cashmeriana one especially. 

Clarington - How bigs your pond, i got one of mine through the post a few months ago and it already has equisetum, nymphaea, iris pseudacorus and one other, I forget it's name, but it's looks lovely, just sorting out the marginals as I speak! 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 09:34

Wow! Berghill, I'm ridiculously jealous. As Birdy says, can you remember how many years it took to get to that stage? And how many bulbs you bought to make it? I so want that picture on my calendar 


Posted: 07/01/2014 at 19:02

Ive also been thinking about buying an alstroemeria to put in my nans garden, does anyone have any very reliable and paler coloured ones they'd like to recommend? 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 19:40

Mark, those sunflowers look good, how did they perform for you? 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 21/12/2013 at 19:39

Ok, I think I've got my list  Thanks guys. 

Artjak, I sowed a packet of 10 bought from seedaholic.com and put them in a half seed tray with just seed compost, J.I. Seed and Cutting and watered them and put them in one of my cheap littlegrow houses. They germinated within two weeks, 9 of them anyway. However, when I went on holiday last month I left them quite dry and by the time I got back a week later, they had completely rotted. However I shall try again with another packet bought from tesco in the sale 

Gardeners' World Live 2014

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 21:32

Artjak - it's held at the NEC in Birmingham, located not far off the m40 I believe.

Stephen - I believe there are some hotels actually connected to the NEC, whether or not they'll be a sensible amount of money who knows, I think one may be a travelodge  . What day are you going, I may see you there 

Bringing back the Annual!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 18:02

Hello you lovely lot! 

Im wanting to bring start a 'great British annual revival' around my area by sowing, growing and selling annuals. Inspiration given to me from Fidgetbones, I'm wanting to know what everyone's favourite and least favourite annuals are, and I know you lot don't hold back 

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