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Posted: 13/10/2013 at 08:23

Intersting article, it was written a week before my birth

Over wintering plants

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 14:33

I have a couple of Dahlias i will be overwintering in the spare room, i dont think this is the correct way to do Dahlias, i think you are supposed to lift and store.

Here is the link to the RHS guide on Dahlias

Cosmos will be similar i suppose

Hibiscus Cuttings

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 14:29

i put them in the greenhouse, they are not in direct sunlight but a warm'ish position

Hibiscus Cuttings

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 13:15


I took some cuttings from a couple of hibiscus around the time it was suggested on various websites (September) 

The leaf on each cutting has yellowed and dropped off on nearly all of them, i assume it has now failed to take?  The actual source plant has started to yellow and drop leaves, which i understand is normal behaviour.

So are the cutting dead? i assume it needs the leaf the feed the plant to make roots.

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 13:11

Yes Fairygirl i noticed that, he almost apologised for using it, shows what a mad world we live in where people feel the need to apologise for not comforming with others views.

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:40

Interesting read, i am too new to gardening to have formed an opinion, but from talking to my dad, he is adament that peat free is poor and his local allotment association only stock peat free, this is down to "save the world dogooders" who run the allotment shop.

I recall reading in one of the garden mags recently that the head honcho at T&M will not use peat free due to results in their testing, just had a quick google and not been able to find the article.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 15:05

Thanks Fairygirl, yes it is my intention to have it covered in climbers, but I am trying my best not to put anything else on at the moment, i tend to get carried away by starting and finishing things immediately, and then wanting to change again as its not quite what I want.

I enjoyed making the pergola, i thought about buying a kit, but that would have cost at least twice as much as just buying the wood and making my own.  the decking its on, is already raised about 2 foot above ground level, which for my 90 year old 4"11' neighbour must seem like a sky scrapper, its about 10 feet from his side of the fence!


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 13:16

My garden is looking very green now, just completed the clear up at the back, all sweet peas taken down, hanging baskets replaced with winter ones, but they are new so not great yet.

I did some more garden renovations over the last couple of months, new greenhouse (only a small 4x6) built a pergola, planted a wisteria (in a pot) to climb part of the pergola and taken down the temporary greenhouses that had the toms in.









And finally my Casualty Corner Bottle brush which i got for £2.50 earlier this year, which has flowered, all be it only a bit


 4 of the 5 photos are flipping 180 when enlarged 

Pesky flies!

Posted: 20/09/2013 at 12:57

Interested in the Lavender/Lemon/Basil/Elderberry comments, are flies put off by the smell?

Acer palmatum

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 20:56

I helped my dad move one last week, it was a similar size, we dug about 3 foot across  (1.5 foot each side of the main stem) and lifted it into the new position, first time i have moved one, but all seemed to go well and my dad has moved other like this in the past.

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