Tilley Bancroft

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Purple leaved climber

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:28
My goodness, Goldilocks! You're my very own plant guru! Please don't think I'm obsessed with purple though!

Bought 2 more fuchsias today

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 11:14
That is so beautiful! I'm definately ordering one!! Or maybe two...
Thanks for the advice, ill grow in pots and overwinter them in me greenhouse

Bought 2 more fuchsias today

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 10:55
What's a good purple -y one to train into a standard? I've always wanted to try that!

Help with seating area

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 10:53
Have you got a photo of the area now, and perhaps a link to the seating you like?

Purple leaved climber

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 10:44
I'm looking to grow a climber in a south facing area of my garden, I'm particularly interested in the plant having interesting foliage, preferably purple. Any suggestions? My colour theme is orange, purple, green and white for that bit of the garden, and I'm a seed sowing addict so any plants that I can grow in my un heated greenhouse would be nice Moon on a stick...

Info For Newbies - How to ensure that your question appears!

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 23:01
Wait a cotton pickin minuet, Nutcutlet has seen enough cake?
Is this even possible?

MOB rants

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 19:47
I love the fact that you're as worried that he thieves your choc, MMP, but are utterly livid he didn't throw the empties!!
Surely some form of penance is in order? Along with secret hiding places for the good stuff as per GG's suggestion
Mmmmm. Now, where's that box of chocs
*disapears off to raid the cupboards*

Runner bean quandry

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 19:25
Pretty sure we just used paper towel when we did it about 25 years ago was a great series of lessons.

Beginner failing miserably.

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 19:15
Just a word from a fellow novice...

Last year was my 1st season gardening, and I really struggled with seed sowing especially early in the season. That being said, I persevered and with a LOT of trial and error (moving seed trays around, trying less or more water, uncovering and covering, direct sun, 1/2 shade etc) I started getting results!
I am now completely hooked, and bought myself a tiny greenhouse this year which is now absolutely packed! I love it.

Don't get me wrong, there were many fatalities, I managed to kill quite a lot (sheepish grin), but the survivors were my heros!

Easy flowers to get going, snap dragons and calendula, easy veg, courgette (which has been mentioned quite a bit here already) and broad beans.

My poppies remained a disaster, so let me know if you manage to get yours going!!!

Don't give up, and don't shun plug plants


Ugly planter

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 21:59
I like the idea or nasturtiums, Petal.
Perhaps if the planter was painted a deep purple, with the orange and yellow blooms cascading over the edges...

Discussions started by Tilley Bancroft

Gardens to visit

Any suggestions where hubby and I can potter round this weekend?  
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Last Post: 12/05/2013 at 16:11

Purple leaved climber

Any suggestions?  
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Last Post: 23/04/2013 at 21:20

1st ever greenhouse!

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Last Post: 26/02/2013 at 18:30

Grape vine for my band stand....

Need advice on best variety of sweet grape I can plant to grow under the clear roof of our decking...we lovingly call it the band stand :) 
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Last Post: 24/02/2013 at 16:43
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