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veg trug

Posted: 24/05/2013 at 15:55

..I like the look of those on Amazon very much - but what a price...!  if I was going to get one I would also need the greenhouse cover and liner to go with it...  lot of money to spend there on a bit of veg... but it looks nice and it's a great hobby isn't it..?  sometimes I think I'll find the money if it's something I really want in this line...

I'm growing veg in quite cheap containers, but they are nice deep ones.. I've got red cabbage [red flame], and difficult to grow Celery - 'Tango'... see how it goes for the summer... I'm not a veg grower...

Can we talk about viburnums?

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 13:05

..Viburnums are an omission from my garden that I'm not happy about, I don't have a single one...  of those I like that I've seen elsewhere would be Viburnum carlesii or burkwoodii 'Park Farm Hybrid'... and I think if I was to get one, it might be one of these two...but I think they are large growers, in time...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 13:07

..whoops... that doesn't enlarge... some gobbledegook.... back to the drawing board...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 22/05/2013 at 13:06

...oh that's good, let's see how this one goes... summer hasn't yet arrived, and shows no signs of doing so, we shall have to carry on with Spring...

..we all love our gardens, but I find foliage colours to be just as nice at this time of year....  this border I shall re-do in the autumn - the heathers are quite aggressive -  but I quite like the mix and contrast going on at the moment.... quite dense..



do you do a "Chelsea chop ? if so what plants !

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 23:09

...I wonder if there is such a thing as a Chelsea I've not only chopped my Clematis alpina but scalped it... it needed a good seeing to as it was a tangled mess and just finished flowering... it was also harbouring masses of snails in it's nether regions... these were removed to wasteland...

...a great sense of satisfaction all round...

How long does the smell of 6X take to disappear

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 22:09

..a blast from the past for me, I haven't used this since the 1980's... very rich and you don't need to use so much... the smell didn't last long, if I recall...

Spring sweethearts

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 19:28

...gorgeous.... I'd like to guess that it's one called 'Anna Rose Whitney'...

Greenhouse Advice

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 15:14

..another thing I would do differently if having a new one, would be to make sure it had a low threshold opening as it's annoying to step up each time in and out, [I keep knocking my feet against it]... especially if you intend to store large containers with shrubs in them, over winter.... it's quite a heavy job lifting them in and out otherwise... I would make that an important consideration if I was geting another one and pay extra for it if need be, you only get these things once...

...sheds are for men... greenhouses for ladies...

..oh, I also have toughened safety glass, kitemarked EN 12150...

monty dons tulips I.d.

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:20

...that was for 'violet2' above... I don't know the ones Joolz68 is referencing..

monty dons tulips I.d.

Posted: 19/05/2013 at 23:18 you mean these...?


clusiana 'Lady Jane'.... perennial if planted deeply in a full sun position...  these are in my garden from a couple of years ago, I've got a whole lot more since as they are so good...

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