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Latest posts by tattianna


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 20:06

Evening all I trust you've all had a good day.

Thank you BrummieBen for the advice re my sweetpeas. I'll leave them be then and see how they go. I've done loads so even if I loose a lot I'll still have enough to add some colour and fragrance to the garden.

The weather has been relatively ok here today and no where near as bad as the forcaste predicted. 

I went to the garden centre but resisted the temptation to buy, instead I went to Wilkies to get a replacement cover for my mini greenhouse and much to my annoyance found they've changed the size of them so ended up buying a new one plus a replacement cover for it! Oh and I bought yet more seeds.....heaven knows where I'm going to put them all  Going to have a bash at growing chillies and sweet pepper


Posted: 19/03/2013 at 09:52

Morning everyone  I think I'll take a visit to the garden centre (1st visit of the year) so see what in & what's not! Then sow some more seeds before I take my daughter to the dentist.

I'm contemplating should or shouldn't I re sow sweetpeas...I'm a relative novice to garening and someone suggested I sow sweetpeas in toliet roll holders but when I checked them yesterday I saw the cardboard is going mouldy and don't think it will do the plants much good. Shame really because I can just see the little plants beginning to emerge 

Supermarket seeds

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 20:56

I have had lots of flower seeds from Morrisons and they have always come up well for me as have Wilkinsons seeds. I have sowed today some I got from pound stretcher which were I think 79p per packet or 2 packets for £1   there wasn't too much variety on offer but enough for what I want so a real bargin as long as at least some of them produce what they are supposed to 


Jasmine Beesianum

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 12:30

I have a young plant which I bought last year, repotted and it has been kept in a plastic covered mini greenhouse over the winter. It looks like it's over wintered pretty well. I am wondering if it will be OK in a pot 13" wide trained up a 4ft support?  

Please correct me if I'm wrong but I believe these plants don't grow quite as big as some Jasmines???  


Posted: 17/10/2012 at 15:52

Wow thank you for the link!

I suppose mine has been a tad neglected for the past few months (as has the whole garden unfortunately!) I have been out today to have a little tidy up and noticed it seems to be growing up out of the pot. I only bought the plant last year and had 2 flower heads again this year So after reading the link I'll definately leave them be and hopefully get a couple more flower heads next year.


Posted: 17/10/2012 at 14:43

Please correct me if I'm wrong but my belief is that agapanthus like to be over crowded however mine is looking a bit pot bound now. Do I re-pot it now or should I wait until the spring? 

Many thanks Anna


Posted: 08/10/2012 at 12:50

I have lots of hostas, some in pots and others in the ground. They have all started to die back now so do I cut them back or leave them to their own devices?

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 09:01

Super! Thank you Italophile

Tomato Ripening

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 08:33

I've read all the comments here with interest as I have approx 7 plants grown outside and they all have masses of fruit but very few have ripened. Also I've  noticed some of the fruit have split. I totally understand the need for warmth to help them ripen so my question is...Do I pick the fruit and put them in a bowl to pripen of do they have to be placed on a rack of some sort? 

buried snails

Posted: 28/06/2012 at 19:46
est the quest wrote (see)

I am having similar problems with slugs and thought my remedy would be a resident hedgehog but a friend has just advised me to install a mini pond to attract frogs and wildlife and this should sort out my problem with the slugs I'm not sure about snails with shells though but good luck.

We have a pond & lots of frogs and I must say we haven't seen many slugs this year at all. Just wish I could say the same about the snails!

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