The potty gardener

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Where is everybody from...

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 16:12

I live in Newhaven- between Brighton and Eastbourne on the sunny south coast.

My 'garden' is 7m by 4.6m and fully paved. I grow everything in containers.

I do have a border 33cm by 285cm in front of the house. It is only 180cm from my front window to the pavement. So to make up for lack of space I have pots of flowers, troughs on side walls and along path and hanging baskets to get as many flowers in as possible.

Seed swap

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 12:52

Gardengirl your plants arrived this morning and Joyce the seeds also arrived. Thank you both.

Best and worst

Posted: 15/03/2013 at 12:16

The one benefit of having a small paved garden- no mowing. It used to take me 2 hours to mow the lawn where I used to live.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 10:07

sunny on the south coast- what a difference from yesterday.Earlier there was a bright blue sky, now a few fluffy white clouds. Not been out so not sure about temperature

Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 18:00

Haha Mike.

I must admit I put slow release granuels mixed with water saving gell when I make them up then try to feed with liquid feed weekly. Last year was too wet to give the liquid feed, it would have run straight through with the rain.

Internet purchasing

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 17:55

Yes they are plugs. They won't be delivered 'till April but they are really beautiful.


On the cheap note Ideal world shopping channel have 18 Hellebores for about £20 +£5p+p  today. It includes

           9 x Double Queen Mix     2 x Burgundy        2 x Pink Spotted                         5 x Anemone Flowered


hellebores in this range are:

  • Double queen mix - mix of double flowers good colour consistency without spots
  • Burgundy - rich burgundy cup-shaped flowers
  • Pink spotted - red pink flowers with a fairly regular and densely populated small purple spots towards the centre of each sepal
  • Anemone flowered - a delightful variety of hellebore in which each flower has an attractive ring of frilly petals

I must admit I am really tempted



Internet purchasing

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 08:40

Verdun- Thank you. I have ordered some Hellebores from Harvington hellebores. I could have spent hundreds of pounds!!

Now waiting for my parcel to arrive.

Compost v topsoil

Posted: 12/03/2013 at 06:25

Trailing Begonia corms

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:45

I will be putting 3 in each of my 12" pots. You don't need too many as if fed they really do grow well.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/03/2013 at 11:50

I'm lying on sofa watching TV.I have my own special heating system


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