Latest posts by shazza3

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

Painting terracotta pots

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:48

hello, not sure if this is on the right thread but thought I might get a reply here as anywhere else.

I want to paint some large terracotta planters that stay outside on the patio because they're far too heavy to move anywhere else.

does anyone know where I can get some hardwearing paint that will stay on even if we happen to have a cold, maybe snowy winter.

I painted a few of my smaller pots a few years back with some nice bright shades of paint pot samples that I bought in Wilko's but because we then had two bad winters, the paint peeled off them.

I did look in Wilko's & thought I could maybe use paint for stone steps but they only had boring colours.


cheers, shaz 


horsetail weed

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 20:03

our new driveway (tarmac) has this menace popping up through it quite regularly. got to use strong weed-killer otherwise it's everywhere before you turn around. we have to keep doing this all through the growing period as it's rampant in the field next door which belongs to the council.

we've also had it growing through the pavement at the bottom of our property, unfortunately, it's as bad a Knotweed which we've also had to deal with so I really sympathise with you.

good luck


Watering Dwarf Delphinium's

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:35

I would have thought that you could leave them out all night now, there's not much chance of frost now (unless you're in another country or far north of course). 

are you going to plant them in the garden ???

mine are outside, have been for weeks now and we're in wet/windy South Wales. Although (for a change) it's been more like the South Coast here for a few weeks. got to make a space for them in garden now.

when you say the leaves are mottled, what colour is the mottling ??? 

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