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Best bee plants today

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:31

I'm in South Wales (UK) and only have Polyanthus in flower. Bulbs are trying their best but weather is still quite cold. We had torrential rain/hail yesterday but it's been dry today. Nights are really cold. My Apple trees and Forsythia are in bud but of course we are still in March, so hopefully the weather will improve.   

Advice needed

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 17:14

hello, I was given 2 of these as a Xmas present and they have now finished flowering. My question is what do I do with the bulbs as the packaging does not give any info ??


Help, I'm young and completely clueless.

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 16:58

I would take the advice of Runnybeak1, clean everything and a nice lick of paint works wonders. I would wait a while before digging up the slabs, look at other gardens around where you live to see what grows well. When you invite friends round for a barbecue ask them to bring some nice potted plants instead of alcohol !!! I've had some bargains in the plant section of Morrison's/Tesco at a reasonable price too. Ask your family to give you vouchers for local garden centres. You need to check what soil type you have before you plant anything especially as you are a novice. Get some books and look on Google for some ideas as well.

Good luck and keep us posted, you can always come back here for more advice


Quick poll for my project

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:36

being quite short and a garden surrounded by steps, I voted Yes


Posted: 17/03/2015 at 19:26

thanks for the replies, will pot them up at the end of the week and keep my fingers crossed


Posted: 14/03/2015 at 15:48

hello, I have a selection of Spring flowering bulbs left over that I didn't manage to plant up in time due to the adverse weather at the time. The ones that I did plant are doing ok and have just started to poke their greenery above the parapet !!!

Unfortunately, I am not sure what to do with the ones I couldn't plant. Is it possible that they'll keep until next Autumn and if so, where should I store them ??


thanks for any advice


Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 25/12/2014 at 15:55

Merry Christmas to everyone.

Sunny and cold (for a change) in South Wales (UK).

Just waiting for roasties, parnsips and stuffing to cook, then we're ready to go  -- Yay am starving now.



To feed or not to feed ???

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 12:05

hello, I have a few shrubs in very large ornamental containers that are looking a bit down. we've had a quite a dry summer (for Wales that is !!) and although I watered regularly perhaps I should have also fed them as well ???

my questions are -- should I feed them every year and should I also try and remove some of the top layer of compost and replace this with some new stuff as well ??

many thanks


What a difference 24 hours makes

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:22

oh dear. although it was fairly overcast here (Swansea), it was still very warm all day. think it's supposed to be overcast and cooler this week 

Painting terracotta pots

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 22:18

Thanks for all the replies, just need to decide on a colour scheme now

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