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Latest posts by SweetPea93

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:45

I'd love some clematis Chicky!

Chelsea Flower Show

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:40

Nikki is on it for people like me who don't understand the majority of Chelsea, but who are enthusiastic, but niave. I for one am I glad there's a 'normal' person on it. As for people commenting on her attractiveness, does it really matter? The notion presenters need to be attractive to matter is frankly irritating at the very least. Especially when it comes to women. As soon as a young woman as fat and old as Tom Kerridge is on primetime telly, I'll always have a bee in my bonnet about it.

New favourite plants

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 17:35

Went to my local garden centre as a pick me up and found some beautiful black velvet petunias, I picked them up because they reminded me of my black cat's silky ears!

Now I've brought them home to my very bright, pastel potted, mainly pink and yellow garden I don't really know how or where I'm going to put them! Not that I really mind, they are truly stunning!

Are there any other lovely black and dark petal plants? It must be the inner goth in me crying out!

Any experience with Wysteria cuttings

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 21:29
I'm more than happy to be patient in regards to flowering! Thanks for the advice everyone.

Any experience with Wysteria cuttings

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:48

Has anyone grown Wysteria from cuttings? There's conflicting advice online, and I've never taken a cutting of anything before!

I saw a Wysteria plant at Homebase, but it was £30! I'd much rather give it a go myself!



Gardeners who love their feline friends

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 13:06

Lovely photos guys

There's a lot of cats at our allotment which is nice, though I think we are in the minority when it comes to that opinion!


Posted: 18/05/2014 at 13:04

We are inundated with them too, and I'm quite allergic to their bites, come up in hives that itch for days, and then they swell underneath... sigh. I've had to ignore the garden for a few days it's so bad. I'm off into town today and hopefully will find some of those bait boxes. I don't much like the idea of killing them though...

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:59

used coffee beans, and citrus rind helps. So does a product called 'get off' and it's none toxic - it smells of lemons. Muscle rub is interesting. I once used it on my leg and not long after putting it on, my then kitten, attacked my leg, so I can confirm they hate it. It's strong to us imagine how strong it is to them.

Sewing wildflowers

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:35

It's only quite a small space, a full days work maybe, but I'll probably spread the work over quite a while. Maybe I will just bide my time


Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 12:19

I skipped the last few long posts on this topic, but I shall admit I raised my eyebrows at the £700 heated mat, but don't forget in the very same show, Monty recommended us all head to the garden centres now to get primroses at reduced prices as they've stopped flowering, and then in a few years time you'd get many, many more plants out of that one little bargain... He does offer us money saving tips for those like myself, who are total novices, as well as those who take things more seriously.

Gardeners world has to cater to a lot of people, on a very specific topic, gardening. I think overall he does a great job. I just watched the great british garden revival, his own section being on wildflowers which was so much more informative than GW, but he got to talk at length about a specific topic, and how you can achieve it on a modest, and a grand scale.

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Took a lovely daytrip 
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flowering plant ID, but no flowers, just a bulb!

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After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

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The challenges of a smaller than average garden

No room left at the inn! 
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