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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? 

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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!! ????

storing dahlias

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 16:19

Wash them off, dry thoroughlyyhen I wrap them in brown paper and store them in a fleece bag in shoe boxes In the garage. 

Greenhouse size

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 15:52

Right then chums I need some advice. In January I am moving to a new build bungalow with a blank canvas garden to play with. Unfortunately it's quite bijou at 40'x30'. As I'm approaching a significant birthday, management has said she will buy me a new greenhouse. I'm looking at a nice Hartley botanic traditional plant house. Now the problem is what size do I go for 6'x8' or 8'x10'? The conundrum is that although we all know the old saying' if your going to have one, have a big one' but it as much about perspective as growing space. Any advice welcome. 

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Harlow carr

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Mr Titchmarshes strawberry roots

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Greenhouse size

What is appropriate 
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Not oleander so what

pot filler 
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What Now?

Looking for inspiration 
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