Tilley Bancroft

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no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 08:09
Too many rules for me, I'm afraid. I like just going with the flow and seeing what happens. If that involves a whinge or two at my own mistakes, so be it. At least I have fun;)

1st ever greenhouse!

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 20:28
Genius idea!!! Love it

1st ever greenhouse!

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:56
Figrat, I now have mental image of bubble wrapped walls...
But I am glad to hear that at least one of you had a go at putting it up yourself! Well done sotongeoff!!! And my vocabulary has certainly expanded too...
I think I'm going to loose myself in there once completed, just like you Bunny And my OH has been pre warned of my new hideout.
Tomorrow and Tuesday are glass days. Hubby and I have sync ed up our days off to do this as I'm very pregnant and clumsy at the mo!!! Did the frame myself though. Grrrr.

Grape vine for my band stand....

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 15:41
Cheers Bunny! And Thank you everyone for your help, and you'll be please to hear I've had a mooch round the sites you suggested and also found some fabulous growers/nurseries.

FYI, I'm going for this one!


1st ever greenhouse!

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 15:38
I'm having lots of fun putting up my 1st ever greenhouse. It's a compact 2 by 4 foot beauty and I'm very proud!! This is only my 2nd full season if gardening, and i was just wondered when you all got your 1st greenhouse and what you grew in it? Also, is it just me, or is building a greenhouse a little like mechano for adults?!

Grape vine for my band stand....

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 08:39
Ooooh, Bobthegardener and DovefromAbove thanks ever so much!!
The RHS link is really useful and I've sent an email off to reads nursery. Ill keep you posted on what we go for, I'm so excited now!!!

Grape vine for my band stand....

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 22:04
Oh no!
Nobody can help
Any ideas where to look to continue my investigation?
Thank you x

Grape vine for my band stand....

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 13:19

Hello all,

I'd love  to try and grow a sweet grape vine here, I dont have a photo of the other side but the soil is good, and plent of it! Any suggestions for a suitable variety of grape for the job? I invision it growing up one of the pillars and then underneath the clear roof between the roof supports.

The garden is sloped, with stream at bottom, but drainage is good. The band stand is a bit of a sun trap, and our garden is south facing.

Any more info you need?

I'm a novice, but my husband and I gutted, rebuilt and replanted our garden from scratch. Last year was my first full year enjoying plants and I learned a lot. I also killed a lot of things off.....but many plants survived and thrived! I'm a little over excited about the seed growing season starting again soon.


Small garden, where to start?

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 12:55

I've got a small garden too!! And I love it. My best advice is not to neglect your walls and fences. I had and am having loads of fun with hanging baskets, pots screwed into the fence, and succulent 1/2 orbs hung on my fences.

Another thing I'm trying this year is garden mosaics, a nice backdrop to plants, you can use natural materials or broken pots etc for all year round colour. Great fun.

Have fun!

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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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