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Latest posts by Shadoweaver

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 21:25
Well! 48 hrs since I sowed my Cosmos and several seedlings have already appeared! Don't hang about do they

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 14:29
Thanks for the tips folks! Only sowed mine in the heated propagator last night so got a few days yet before they show themselves!

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 23:02
I'm growing Cosmos from seed for the first time to add throughout the garden. Would like to grow the all white varieties but was seduced by 'Picotee' with its raspberry coloured edging! Any top tips or recommendations for care, other varieties etc

Evergreen fast growing shrubs

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 14:16
Photinia 'Red Robin' is pretty fast growing and can be pruned into a hedge form. The green and red foliage works well too!

what jobs done over easter.

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 23:05
Cleaned and de-weeded path, cleared patio, shredded and bagged up an apple tree I took down a few weeks ago, mulched two of the beds and tidied up shed. Also brought out table and chairs from the garage ....... now there's (misplaced) confidence in Spring coming in with a vengeance!

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 22:56
I've got an ongoing problem with a mole! It keeps on giving out confidential information to other gardeners!

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 12:02
Not got a big wicker man in your garden, I hope!!

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 11:50
Thanks for the welcome Flo Bear! Been an avid reader of the GW forums and site for some time. Seems a friendly place so thought I'd stop lurking and start posting! The sunshine took me by surprise too! Nearly reported a UFO on Saturday when I saw a big, shiny, yellow thing in the sky.... and then realisation dawned as distant memories of the fabled 'Sun' came flooding back It actually reached a tropical 8C on Sunday.... only two layers of fleece needed to keep warm so things must be on the up, eh?

Rgds Adam

Fork Handles

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 10:52
Morning! Nearly three days of sunshine, albeit still a bit chilly (!) and quite a bit achieved in the garden already. Can't wait for some warmer temperatures to kick in!!!!

Just had an Acer Griseum delivered this morning so itching to get that in the ground as a 'replacement' for an old apple tree I've taken down.

Rgds Adam

Best and worst

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 11:15

Hi Clogerhead. Thanks for the suggestion. I did consider that approach at the outset, however, we don't have a wall all the way down to the bottom of the garden: Privet one side and part fence & privet on the other side. Nothing to attach the trunking to for about 15m from the house

There was also a change in regulations governing electrical installations and this 'project' would now need sign off and to conform. IIRC, through research at the time, the regulations deemed a fence to be a 'temporary structure' and couldn't be used for fixing the cable (I stand to be corrected on that one)! Anyhoo, the burying option is the neatest and we have easy to dig soil so I am treating it as a personal challenge with a good bit of exercise thrown in (I need it)!!

Rgds Adam

Discussions started by Shadoweaver

Choisya Ternata 'Sundance': Moved & Sulking

Will it recover - signs of hope 
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