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Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 08:47

Thanks Tetley, I do hope so. As you can tell, I'm new to gardening 

Perennials in 9 cm pots.....go for 'em now

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 19:36

This thread made me worry because I bought quite a few 9cm pot perennials from mail order and put them in the ground in the last few months instead of potting them up in a bigger pot . I thought I heard that they should be put in the ground as soon as possible. Can I still expect them to flower this summer? I went out in the garden this afternoon and worryingly, could not see much sign of life 

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 11:39
Thank you Chuff and GWRS

Quick question for the composting experts

Posted: 27/01/2016 at 20:55

Hello, I have no worms in my dalek but whenever I open the lid, a lot of small flies rise and escape. That itself isn't a problem, but some of them find their way into the house I believe. Does anyone else have small flies in the compost bin? I hope they are harmless??

Anyone else still mowing??

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 20:58

I cut my grass last Sunday (after googling if it is ok to mow the grass in December) and the lawn now looks neat and tidy for Christmas 

Bare root roses

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:52
Definitely! Thanks Dove.

How to design a flower bed

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:51
I feel for you as I did and am doing the same for my garden after removing the laurel hedge that were on three sides. I am not a gardener but have collected a lot of articles and clippings from magazines and newspapers and also visited many gardens to get ideas over the last five years or so. Even then it is daunting to 'design' or select plants and shrubs. Verdun in this forum advised me to 'plant things that I like and enjoy seeing' so that's what I am trying to do. There are many helpful experts in this forum who will come to your rescue, so I will leave you to them. Good luck!

Bare root roses

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:37
Sorry I inserted a smilie from my phone and it came up as question mark, lots of them

Bare root roses

Posted: 20/11/2015 at 07:35
Thanks all you experts ???? They are mostly David Autin roses - A Shropshire Lad and Claire Austin to climb the sunny wall and New Dawn on the north and the fragrant Gertrude Jekyll, Margaret Merrill, etc for a narrow border. I read only yesterday in someone else's post that DA roses need more nutrient and water before get going so I shall bear that in mind.

Bare root roses

Posted: 19/11/2015 at 19:56

Thanks Hostafan! I shall plant them.

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Discussions started by Sammymummy

Bare root roses

Should I plant them when sub zero temp is expected 
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Plant id please

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Last Post: 23/10/2015 at 16:23

Planting Advice please 2 for sunny side

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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 21:23

Planting advice please

Back garden border plants 
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Last Post: 03/10/2015 at 19:35

Double digging

What is the sufficient depth for most plant? 
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Last Post: 06/08/2015 at 13:31

Two plants id please

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Last Post: 06/05/2015 at 09:55

Following on 'Advice on Lawn Problem'

grass on my lawn 
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Last Post: 28/04/2015 at 10:16

Pant ID

Does anyone know what this plant is? 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 18:03

Compost bin....again

Is wooden beehive compost bin any good? 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 17:57
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