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Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 12:04

There is a massive Wyvale near me at Bridgemere Cheshire. Its so big people come on coach trips from all over. I just find them very expensive in comparison to an independent I use. My wife and feel that it's all very 'instant gardening' and aimed at the day trippers. There are two others in Cheshire that I know off. One is excellent, the other, as said earlier has become a bit downtrodden. With small stock that's not in very good nick. However, we are very lucky in Cheshire and have quite a bit of choice. 

Gardeners world going to try an hour long

Posted: 02/09/2016 at 23:42

Mmmmmmmm......... I love GW as its for real gardeners. I understand about plant genus and didn't really need the "buttercup' malarkey. Yes many plants are related to them, but you wouldn't be daft enough to plant buttercups. On the other hand you might and if so go and have a word with yourself. Monty was well..Monty, I look forward to seeing Adams garden come together and Carol is just a genius, mind you most Mancunians are!! The weather bit, no thanks I dont want to see the normally suited and booted weatherman looking particularly out of place in his jeans and checked shirt. Perhaps we should leave that to that lot over at Countryfile. I've always enjoyed the specialist growers bit ( known in my house as the OCD'ers). I love their passion and the delphiniums were fabulous. Nor sure about the the Toxteth thing. A little to simplistic for my taste, yes it's important to 'green the grey' as the catchphrase went. However, as pointed out earlier, it's not just about bunging things in pots and troughs, YOU DO HAVE TO MAINTAIN THEM.( capitals for those who don't get it). All in all I enjoyed it, but will keep an open mind over the next few weeks. I don't like lowest common denominator TV and am a little concerned it might get a little dumbed down. Let's wait and see. Anyway, as long as nobody messes with GQT. They probably wont as its on the wireless. 

Plant Identification

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 13:01

Dug up a fair old whack of this last week. First time I've had it. Wear gloves, it makes your hands stink. 

Mr Titchmarshes strawberry roots

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 12:56

They're still lying there doing absolutely nothing. I think I've bought teenage plants. Never mind patience it is then. Off to M&S to put my cream order in. 

Harlow carr

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 12:53

Thanks for the help. I had a great three hours( including a Betty's butty) Plants just changing seasons. I forgot they are a week or so behind us in Cheshire. It was fab, will go back in mid summer perhaps. 

Harlow carr

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 22:19

just a quick question, I'm off to Harlow Carr at the weekend. Anybody have an idea as to how long I will need for my visit?

Mr Titchmarshes strawberry roots

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 22:10

now then, I planted three strawberry roots about a month ago and so far Zilch, nothing, nowt!! They are in a raised bed with really good soil, they have been watered , fed , talked to, been given motivational speeches, but still they refuse to budge. Loath as I am to admit it, I'm obviously doing something wrong. At this rate I'll be off to the green grocers come Wimbledon. Any advice chaps and chapesses? 

Last edited: 13 May 2016 22:11:12

What is your weather like?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:32

It's a Vilvadi day in Nantwich. 4 seasons. Sun this am, bit of rain at lunch, some wet snow and hail early pm. Now it's sunny with a cold wind. 

the worst thing  I've got a greenhouse full of plants that would be far happier in the beds outside. But hey ho. Such is life

choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 20:02

Thank goodness I'm not alone. I am in the same boat exactly and have been doing a lot of research. In the end I have gone for a Hartley Botanic tradition 8 plant house. I know it's quite expensive, but it seems like you only ever buy one of these as they last a lifetime. Another option, that won't cost you an arm and a leg, the Rhino products look pretty reliable. Remember the old adage , buy cheap, buy twice. 

Greenhouse size

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 17:44

Thank you folks, bigger one it is then. Oh, yes management is very generous, but then again, I deserve it!! ????

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Not oleander so what

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