Latest posts by Singy

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 18:47

I think i have your share of slugs Lindsay, i gather up about 20 every moring before despatching them.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:42

Just been on my dads allotment and while wondering around noticed his strawberries, which are frankly, humongous, here is a pic with a pound coin for scale.

 I have eaten smaller apples

Where have all the ladybirds gone?

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 16:40

Just spotted one while on my dads allotment, only one, but still means they are still about.

Designing a Garden Centre from scratch

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 09:37

The ultimate thing for me is price, when i go to the large independant GC's around here i think they are ripping people off.

The small nursery types are charging £1.50 for tray of bedding plants, b&q charge £3-7, but the inde's charge £6-10, the plants are no better.  The only redeeming feature for the large ones is the choice.  

Here again its difficult to find anything reasonably priced though, an example being a clemetis, the GC had a vast selection, but wanted £15 per plant.  This to me is too much for what is a relatively small plant which is at least double, more likely triple to what you can get them for elsewhere.

Is it better quality? maybe, but not by much.

As to coffee shops and all the tat they sell, i am not going to a GC for a day out, but then i expect most of the clientel (older generations) are going for a day out.

That is my early thirties view, which probably is not your customer target age.

What are these?!

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 18:59

I dont know anything about Oxalis but i did see it for sale last week in a GC, stange that they sell something which is as invasive as the writeup suggests.

Here is a link to RHS page on Oxalis

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 11:36

Well if you posted last then there are no unread posts as it is assumed you read before replying.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 09:14
MrsGarden wrote (see)

Nut - so purpurea doesn't just mean the purple ones then? A lot to learn...

I am not 100% on this, but i think any that contain purple will be called purpurea, so in this instance the footprints are purple.

I think the exact name for it is "digitalis purpurea albiflora" its featured in July's GW magazine.

What has everyone been up to?

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:40

Rained nearly all day yesterday, didnt stop me planting out some lillies, still raining this morning.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:36

Added myself on to the map.

Happy, bump is the term for bumping and old forum thread up the page by posting a new reply.  the reson people do this is so the annoying advertisements get pushed down the page.

Oh dear what can the matter be?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:49

I wonder on the number of bees and if its only certain areas of the country.  when i am in my garden there seems to be lots of bees, mainly what i think are the solo bees, same goes when round at my parents house, my dads garden is full of them and i think quite a lot of the bees live under his garden shed/workshop.

Im in lancashire btw.

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