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Unhealthy rosemary

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 17:35

Interesting answers as I have the same problem with my rosemary - however mine has been flowering like mad since mid February!

I'm scared!

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 17:26

After your annuals have put on a show this year (and I am sure they will), think about adding some shrubs in the autumn or next spring ready to look amazing next year.  Depending on your soil and position, things such as lavenders, hebe's, grasses etc which will give structure in winter and perennials such as geraniums, oriental poppies and others that will look better year on year.

Don't forget, that even if your garden looks amazing for a couple of years, it will be changing all the time, thats nature.  Things will outgrow their original position, will self-seed, will need dividing.

Good luck!

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 08:03

Artjak - I promise photos when all up and running!


Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:06

I keep looking enviously at some pics available online of lovely potting sheds (most of whom seem to be about the size of the ground floor of my house!).  My part will be small but perfectly formed! 

I am going to make 'his' and 'hers' signs for the doors as a tongue in cheek joke!

What are your 'must have' items for a dream potting shed?

Replanting aquilegias

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 10:05

Hi Valderie - I have a very dry and sunny garden too and they don't seem to be disadvantaged at all by not being fussed over!  I do mulch annually though so that may keep them happy!  I certainly dont water unless its weeks and weeks with no rain.

I love the fact that I was given a plant in one colour (a lovely deep purple with a yellow centre) and the seedlings have not come true and are a really wide variety of colours from the palest pink, pale yellow through to a ceris pink/red.

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:02

So looking forward to it, Artjak.  We have dismantled our old shed.  It was full of hubbys stuff with my gardening tools etc in a corner and I could never find anything.  We have ordered a 'supershed' which is divided into two.  Space for the other half and his bikes etc and my own potting shed, complete with his and hers entrances!  Already requested items such as a radio, deckchair etc for my birthday to go in there.  Hubby also looking foward to a spring and summer with less (I wont say 'none') trays and pots in the conservatory, window sills and any space available in the house!  Looking forward to fitting it out with shelving and storage to my own requirements

plug plants

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 16:05

Thanks 'LL'  - they are in a sheltered spot and living in Cornwall we are fairly lucky with hard frosts (or lack of) - famous last words!

Oh eck

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:10

We had an emmit pitch a tent actually ON the Camel Estury Doom Bar at low tide - Crazy!  He was fine but I think he lost his tent during his swift exit as the tide rose

plug plants

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:04

An update since I last posted on 10 March - plants are now romping away in the sunshine and I will plant them out in the next couple of weeks!

Gorgeous sunny day.. what did you all get up to?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 15:03

Spent the morning up at the allotment cutting dead foliage off the strawberries and mulching them.  Also weeded and mulched the other raised beds we hadn't got around to doing before all the wet weather.  First opportunity to do these as its been too wet.

All my tools, pots, trays and compost are being stored in a garage about 10 minutes away from the house at the moment.  Due for some hard landscaping to start at the end of the garden this week to make way for a shed and my first ever potting shed (hooray!).  Am so looking forward to having this space.

However, these green fingers are getting itchy so popped to the garage last night after work to pick up some seed trays, pots and compost so at least I can get on with sowing some seeds for the allotment and garden

Discussions started by SFord


Woodlice are finding my strawberries tasty! 
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Dream Potting Shed

What would you include? 
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Talkback: Carnivorous plant pot display

I bought a carniverous plant (trumpet pitcher) as an 'experiment' earlier this year and keep it in my conservatory. It obviously loves wher... 
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