Tilley Bancroft

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Gardens to visit

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 21:15

evening all!

just wondered if any of you can suggest a garden or two for hubby and I to visit this weekend?

we live in Burton on trent, willing to travel around 45 mins. Can't walk too far at the mo, so somewhere with plenty of benches and/or a coffee shop would be handy.

we like all types of gardens, but the mr always enjoys the more exotic


what plants for small patch of land.

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:13

Mixed wildflower seed packs are fab, try getting the native British mixes if you can. 

ground frost warning

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:10

oooo nooooo! 

My poor petunias! 

Wasteland garden.....please help

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 20:06

Justine, that's how it starts! The obsession doesn't go away... 

have a fabulous time working on your garden, and we'd love to see it once you've made a start. 

i do love a good project!! 

Very large garden - where to start

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 22:46
Lovely ideas above, tackling in sections, trying themed terraces, peeping over fences...I mean getting inspiration from other gardens.... And figuring out what you want from your garden.
Can I also suggest figuring out what you would like to try the most, or what you're best at, and starting there? For example, if you're keen on flowers, why not clear a patch and get some going. Or, if you're big on veg, find space for a veg plot. It's always nice to dive in with something you're really keen on, rather than floundering on with a job you hate (even if it does need doing eventually) especially to start with.
Once you've found your feet, and feeling more adventurous, you can crack on with the jobs you're less familiar with.
Folks here are brilliant at offering encouragement and ideas

morning glory seedlings

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 22:36
Seriously? That's awesome! Rubbing fingers together...

morning glory seedlings

Posted: 24/04/2013 at 22:30
I am trying to grow some from seeds harvested from last year's gorgeousness I bought from local garden centre. I loooooved it so much, wondering if they'll do anything.
They're in t'greenhouse now, popped them in 3 days ago... How long do they take to germinate? Impatient, I know!

Which seedlings can I put out now ?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:25
And the weather man says there will be frosts this weekend, so certainly don't pop them out right now.
I'm aiming for the end of may with my selection of goodies, but ill keep an eye on the weather too.

Purple leaved climber

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:20
Just looked up all the newly suggested plants and am mulling it over lovely suggestions, thanks all!!

And more than plants, I've learned obsessions are ok too.

A comforting thought

Aquilegia discolor

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 21:11
So cute! How many did you grow?
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