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A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 23:09

Sedums respond well to the Chelsea chop and will reward you by extending there growing season. thanks for the photos Stacey 

seed packet template

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 22:55

Thanks Sue 

A couple of plant I.D's please

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:25

Yes - 1 is a sedum. I've just divided some of mine. They respond well to this at this time of year. When they flower later in the year the butterflies will love them - here's mine in bloom last year.

give and you will receive

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 18:21

If you're on facebook here's a seed swap shop : https://www.facebook.com/groups/381796355711/

you can also tailor a seed packet design tool

Hope you like it !

Pruning Buxus

Posted: 21/01/2013 at 21:04
Here's some good advice on pruning buxus : http://blog.theenduringgardener.com/garden-maintenance/types-of-topiary/

holiday watering in greenhouse

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:54
Can't help there but you could try googling watermate. Garden centres often sell capillary matting whilst home lock do battery powered solution for attaching to a tap. Hozelock ac 7000.

Repairing old wooden greenhouse

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:51
Yep linseed oil is the way. One is easier to apply than others (boiled I think). I would not try to replace the silicone - the wood will dry quicker without it.

Paving or shingle - please help if you can

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:45
Maybe use four pavers bedded on hardcore and cement at the four corners so the outsid edges of the pavers align with the outside edge of your shed. Check they are laid level using a level and long piece of staight timber before finally bedding in. The pea gravel can then be used in between these and will aid in drainage.

please suggest plants or plant types

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:38
David Austin is the best place to go for roses. Iceberg is striking if white will work in with your scheme. Maybe plant some asparagus in your raised beds, yummy.

top 5

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:29
Iris reticulata,mimosa,sweet peas, snow drops and tulipa ballerina.
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