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Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 12/01/2014 at 20:08

The ones I had from last year are in a small terracotta pot by my back door. This is in full shade all year round. I have noticed the are about a centimetre out of the compost now. However if they were in a garden or grass area I think i would hardly be able to see them. Maybe/hopefully yours are just not through as yet. Keep your green fingers crossed. 

Easy care plants

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 21:55

Sorry for a late reply to you all, been a hectic week. In answer to some of your questions Charlie November, the Children are 7/8 yrs and generally we are thinking more long term at this moment in time. So while there are some flowers that really wont be ideal (ie the ones flowering during the summer break) that has given us plenty of suggestions. I like the idea of a webcam to track the progress of the garden and will definately be suggesting that. Oddly something i am doing this year is a weekly snap of my own garden so that I can see how it alters through the year. I'm hoping time and effort will allow for 4 different sections of garden so that we can vary the planting. I just wish it didn't all come down to budget and finding others to volunteer. However I hope to post another picture soon of a 'getting there' stage. Thanks again 


Posted: 24/05/2013 at 14:20

Thank you artjak, I am trying local places so will try that too.

Easy care plants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 21:55

Great suggestions, shall search for scabious etc as the Primary school children will definately want to be out there smelling and touching what we hope will be inspiring. We shall be having some easy annuals and maybe try and find a spot for beans or peas too.  

Easy care plants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 21:10

Hello Nutcutlet, We are looking for all those things really. The adults will have little time with upkeep but it is mainly to get the school children interested in growing things as well as being a lovely view for all that pass through. We think it would be nice to have a small tree, alpines and herbs. Plants etc to catch the senses.

Easy care plants

Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:15


I'm looking for advise for good plants to use in the school garden that has been ruined by recent builing works. They need to be ones which wont take over the courtyard style area but give year long structure and interest. We are determined to improve this area.



Posted: 23/05/2013 at 16:10

Can anyone help?

My local school has a Plastic tool shed that is quite an eyesore. We are desperate to make the garden inviting once again and wonder if there are any easy to use paints that also are not expensive (school budgets!) All advise welcome.

Freesia Bulbs

Posted: 15/04/2013 at 06:54
Im sure that will help. Can't wait to get them growing. Thank you

Freesia Bulbs

Posted: 14/04/2013 at 10:58

I've been given a small packet of Freesia bulbs which has no instructions of how/when to plant etc. I could do with some advice on this. Was thinking of planting in a pot as I have very heavy clay soil, could they stay in the same pot over winter like Dafodil bulbs?

black bamboo

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 20:41

The programme you need to watch is last Fridays Gardeners World. Have to say I have a Black Bwboo planted directly into the soil with no barrier around it. Planted around 3 years ago it looks happy enough but hasn't overgrown in any way. However if you're concerned it might be best to keep it within your old dustbins. G.World suggests they like a lot of moisture and advise putting grass cuttings around the base as mulch.

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