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Singing Gardener

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Posted: 03/05/2016 at 10:31

I have a buddleia which normally attracts loads of butterflies but, like some others above, I hardly had any last year. Just hoping that this will be a better year for them!

Potato problem

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 18:14

I've planted two types of potatoes this year - Charlotte and Rocket. I put the Charlotte ones to chit months ago and nothing happened so I planted them anyway. The Rocket ones I bought much later and they produced loads of shoots almost immediately.

How has this weather affect your planting this year?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 11:05

I'm in Essex too but on an exposed hillside (well OK, I know Essex doesn't really have hills so I mean an exposed little bump).

Your new-look forum

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:20

I think Nora says in one of her posts that they put made the new format live briefly but realised there were problems (including displaying real names) so put the old one back again

How has this weather affect your planting this year?

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 09:53

I'm actually running a little earlier than normal this year but I have two greenhouses full of tender stuff which I'm covering over each night and at least 2 more cold nights forecast so if anything else I've ordered arrives soon I'll be very strapped for space.

......the good guys

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 10:00

I got some fantastic large healthy hebes from Grasslands Nursery earlier this year. I hadn't used them before and knew nothing about them but they were the only place I could find the variety I wanted at a good price. The plants arrived beautifully packaged 2 days after I placed the order and are now thriving and looking great.

Subscription copy

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 12:11

That must be annoying. Mine usually seems to arrive on the 23rd of the month (including this month). Perhaps it has been mistakenly delivered to a nearby house - that happens to us quite a lot and I always wonder if the postman can't be bothered to stop everywhere as we're isolated and on an unrestricted A road so it's quite time consuming to stop at each house or farm.


Posted: 27/04/2016 at 12:06

I have it in my head that aspirin improves the longevity of cut roses. Someone must have told me this once and it seems to work.

Baffled By Competitions!

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:29

This month's offer claims to be "garden ready plants" although I expect they'll still be rather small. When I get most of their plug plants I need to put on my reading glasses to pot them on!

Don't have a Morrisons round here unfortunately (or anything else much to be honest).

'Feels Like' Temperature - does it affect plants?

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:23

I think the wind affects people because we are warm blooded so when it's not windy we create our own little area of warm air around us which only gradually dissipates but if it's windy this air gets blown away much more quickly. So it really only applies if you don't wear windproof clothing.

Plants are less affected because they don't generate their own heat (I think?).

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Please help with ideas for plants to trail over these walls

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Weed ID please

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Fresh excavations between lawn and paving 
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I'm so envious of you all!

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ID and help please

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BBQ Fodder?

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Impatiens question

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Can I prune a juniper bush?

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