Sara 4

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Cacti in flower

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 13:19

What a cool colour for a cactus - the only one that I have which has ever flowered is a searing orange, and my friend has a couple which are shocking pink. None of them have ever had more than 2 flowers at the same time - yours is lovely.

Hundreds of strawberry plants-what do i do with them

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 01:06

Honestly roy, these are tiny - I think they are only meant to be ornamental (they may not be the same sort as Polly has) as we have normal sized strawberries too.

Hampton court show

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 00:14

I haven't seen any of this year's HC, but I agree with you about the general focus on structure and theming.  I was truly disappointed with Chelsea this year (and last) - obviously the sponsors of the gardens like B&Q etc want to show off their wares, but given some of the displays they might as well have just built a patio.  I want to see what makes up a beautiful cottage/victorian/modern/water garden plant wise and not the engineering that goes into it.

Hundreds of strawberry plants-what do i do with them

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 00:10

Probably six weeks to make enough to fill a motel plastic portion ....

Fruit & Veg/Allotment pics 2013

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 00:02

My goodness you've done some hard work, and how it has paid off.  Well done that man/woman!

ps you can see pictures of my weeds any time you like ...

leaf mulching

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 23:18

That is the tidiest allotment I've ever seen .. where's the shed made out of old doors and windows?

If you have one of the hand held small strimmers, you can put your leaves in a plastic bin and chop them up with that (bit like using a whizzer in the kitchen).

HELP! plant identifying its ruining my life

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 23:14

If a neighbour's plant happens to die after coming into contact with some extra strength brush killer that you happen to be using in the garden of your own home ....

Lopping bits of conifer type tree

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 23:11

I have an Albertine which is currently sitting in a big pot looking for a permanent home.  They're pretty vigorous I think (and I could plant it tomorrow, patience not being one of my virtues).

Lopping bits of conifer type tree

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 23:04

Quick pause while I look up what Rambling Rector looks like, which is pretty much the sort of thing I was thinking of.  Does it repeat flower waterbutts?

Lopping bits of conifer type tree

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 22:53

I don't think I have the strength to dig it up and replace it and it actually looks fine from the front.  The back doesn't matter so much and now the fence is down I can plant something behind it anyway (there is further garden, used as a veg garden behind that bed, and there is 3 feet or so between the tree and the path).  Perhaps it would be wiser to leave the earth actually underneath it empty and extend the bed forwards in front of it.  Perhaps a decent rambling/climbing rose to break up the uniformity a bit?  The soil is pretty good.

Discussions started by Sara 4

Nasty spiny weed (probably)

What is it? 
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Last Post: 27/10/2013 at 00:56

Winter tree wash

trying to prevent woolly aphids 
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Last Post: 22/10/2013 at 22:58

So exciting!

First day of filled pond, and ....! 
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Last Post: 05/11/2013 at 11:46

Overwintering Geraniums ... (or pelargonium) and begonia

Will they survive inside in pots? (Oh, and fuchsia, too) 
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Last Post: 05/10/2013 at 17:16


Has anyone overwintered it? 
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Last Post: 04/10/2013 at 00:55

Are your comments updating?

Is the site playing up? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2013 at 21:17

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Need some advice please ... 
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Last Post: 22/03/2014 at 09:31

Ants on rose - why?

No aphids, but millions of ants 
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Last Post: 13/09/2013 at 10:41

Weed I assume

Anyone know what it is? 
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Last Post: 01/09/2013 at 12:04

My muse has deserted me ...

Looking for ideas 
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Last Post: 02/09/2013 at 23:24


Will seeds grow? 
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Last Post: 16/08/2013 at 11:56


I'm sure they aren't usually this big! 
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Last Post: 08/08/2013 at 21:24

What is this?

Cos I don't know how big it might get ... 
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Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 22:10

This rose doesn't seem quite right ...

What do you think? 
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Last Post: 04/08/2013 at 12:15

Soil testing kit

Do the prong ones work? 
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Last Post: 29/07/2013 at 21:51
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