Thomas Wilkinson2

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Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 13:13

heh thanks - I was pretty upset on monday, but some things still have some buds on them so i'm considering it a free "Chelsea Chop" service haha. This forum is always good for cheering me up though, and inspiring me to keep on going with the plants! Was mainly annoyed cos it was my birthday the day before it happened. A whole day of people being lovely, and then the following morning it brought me back down to earth with a bit of a thud! 

Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 15:20

Thanks Orchid and Lesley - (I tried to say thanks to Nut and Tree in that other post but looks like it hasn't shown up. It had just started flowering - had a few open and a couple of buds looking like they were about to. Might be one or two left on the flowering stem, so might still get a bit out of it) Its a shame, but I guess these things happen. wish they would have taken the flowers but they just left them on the floor around the pots! Anyway - enough moaning from me - just wanted to get it off of my chest haha. glad that the aquilegia will be ok - looking forward to giving it some proper ground soon!

Thanks again for the kind words. Very excited for the new garden. I'm sure i'll be posting like mad trying to get you all to teach me what I need to do for it haha. 

all the best!

Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 14:03

Aquilegia's Flowering stem

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 13:27

Hi all, 

Unfortunately some nasty so and so has been at my pots again. Looks like someone has cut off all the flowers and buds from pretty much everything I have. This included a flowering stem on my aquilegia. I was wondering if it will produce a new one or any other buds on it anywhere? even if not - it should still survive and flower next year right? 


Pretty disappointing - but moving to a much nicer area in a few weeks - with a nice big garden to keep all my lovlies safe in too! 



ants in pots

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 13:23

to be fair - Clove oil is disgusting smelling! it would make me want to move on too! does the job with a sore tooth though 

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 13:31

Added myself. Up in Leeds and in Liverpool - I split my time between the two - surprisingly sparse in both though I thought! maybe thats because i'm still mainly living in the centre of cities... not too much gardening to be had... Nice little project though! Thanks for starting it up!  

Unusual Foxglove?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:12

ahh what a lovely surprise! you'll have to name it after yourself Eva haha would be excellent if the seeds from it grew the same!

Inspiration needed! :)

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 15:13

you could do a rockery with alpine plants maybe? they can be rather small but they do look pretty! I'm also a fan of nasturtiums in hanging baskets. 

Coffee grounds

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:28

I think I remember hearing somewhere (probably on here) that they are good for preventing slugs? not too sure why or how... (or if that is actually true...) 

Daisy lawn in trend!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 09:24

YEAH! now that's a good lawn in my books! might not be ideal for a game of boules, but sure does look pretty! might be trying to pinch this idea soon! 

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