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Happy Easter - know your bunnies

Posted: 04/04/2015 at 06:51

Oh Hosta fan. I'm so sorry you don't like rabbits and that you take offence. It wasn't intended and I don't really understand that bit of your post but I hope your Easter hasn't been ruined by it.  

Happy Easter - know your bunnies

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 22:36

Happy Easter to all gardeners and your bunnies x


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 19:57

Thanks ever so much Kitty. I'm going to try and cut flowers every Friday to have over the weekend so should get the hang of it by October!  Love sweet peas. Got some growing in the greenhouse ready to plant out. Are you growing some?

hi GG, thanks for the nice comment on the vases. 50p each from the local charity shop. I love buying vases from charity shops as I like that they have had a past life and I also like a bit of vintage. I'm planting up four beds, each 1 meter square. Not been brave enough to put ant plants in yet but have got seedlings sprouting and am growing on some plugs in the greenhouse. What about you?

thanks for the link little Anne. Looks like an interesting website. Will defo have a read.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 12:24

Thanks Kitty2. Great tips!  Do you have any advice on the size of the flowers? Is it possible to mix large and small or is it best to stick to ones around the same size? Any colour clashes to avoid?

have had another go at the daffs and muscari; my favourites but I'm not sure I've got the balance right!


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 10:52

First go at cut spring flowers from the garden. I think I need to brush up on my arranging skills though. I understand that it's best to have odd numbers of flowers. Any tips appreciated.


Adding photos problem

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:35

I've been getting that message for a while too. Took me a while to work out but as Runny says, click on ok at the bottom of the message and wait a minute or so. Good luck! 

Wilted seedlings! :(

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:29

Might you have over watered Wychelm? Did they have true leaves before you potted them on?

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 18:26

I love that everyone's seedlings are coming on. I'm going to plants a few more seeds in the heated prop tomorrow. 

Wanted to share these photos if I may. Lovely flowers bought for me by my mum yesterday. This is why I can't wait to have a cut flower patch. If i can produce anything nearly as nice as these I'll be doing cartwheels down the lane! They just make me smile and feel very lucky that we have nature to produce such natural pleasures.


Daffodil bulbs

Posted: 01/04/2015 at 20:36


this was a question at my garden centre quiz last week: " what do you feed daffs in autumn to help prevent them flowering blind"?

the answer, to my surprise, was tomite, or any tomato feed. I'll certainly be giving it a go as lots of mine are blind this year. 

Dedicated to dogs

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 19:15

Cowslip, click on the teeny tiny box with a tree in it, second to last on the right. You only see it when you open a box to submit a reply. Then press select and it should be self explanatory after that. Good luck! Hope you manage to post a photo of your pooch.

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