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Have I got an orchid???

Posted: Today at 21:16

Are they protected as a species at all? Looks lovely.

Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: Today at 21:07

Hmmmm, just watching last night's episode. Cocodrama hanging baskets? Long section on South Africa? Not loving the content. Beechgrove is so much more relevant for me. It's how I imagine Gardeners World used to be when I hear people happily reminiscing about Percy Thrower and Geoff Hamilton. I do enjoy watching Monty, and hope that last night was just a blip for me. Do others like the more modern take? I think I might just be too old fashioned! 


Posted: Today at 13:25

Not too late. They grow soooo quickly once germinated this time of year. I find that I need to buy fresh packets of seeds each year thought as last years left over seeds didn't do so well. 

dahlia planting

Posted: Today at 08:23

I live in South lincs too and also had no luck with keeping tubers so these past two years I've just left them in and they've come again each year. I also have back-ups by planting a few seeds. They germinate really easily and flower in the first year. 

How do you clean old labels

Posted: Today at 08:18

I use lot soapy water and a Brillo pad. It's a job I quite like doing oddly!

Climbers in pots?

Posted: Today at 08:17

Hello. As long as you water well and feed, it shouldn't be a problem. Just make sure pots are large enough. Clematis like taller pots for example as they have long roots that like to go deep.


Posted: Today at 08:14

Well said Jo47.



Posted: 27/05/2015 at 22:39

If I ever caught anyone doing such a thing as firing a paintball marker at any animal I would report them to the police and the RSPCA. Promoting cruelty to animals like that is wrong, and a very poor example to set, no matter what.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 20:21

I wonder if there is a problem with zinnias this year. Mine have done the same (from seed and plugs). Bought my plugs from Sarah raven and they were great when I emailed them about it. They sent me some more but they went the same. Been given a full refund and they said that their grower was aware. 

I'd this please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:27

I have one like that and it's a pink called 'Doris'. Beautiful.

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Last night's Gardeners World

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Broad beans - should they look like this?

But knarly! 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 20:26

Happy Easter - know your bunnies

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Crow or raven?

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Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 11:43

Gardeners world free seeds...

Did anyone else manage to get some....? 
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Last Post: 25/04/2015 at 10:06

Blind daffs solution??

Anyone tried this.... 
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Last Post: 29/03/2015 at 10:59

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Big cut... 
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Last Post: 22/03/2015 at 10:51

Stealing or foraging?

What do you think? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2015 at 07:53

Pricey blooms on St Valentine's day

But lovely all the same... 
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Last Post: 14/02/2015 at 11:46

Realised bed surprise!

Lucky me! 
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How did they get there... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 15:27

The sun has got his hat on....

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Last Post: 10/03/2015 at 22:20

I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Last Post: 26/01/2015 at 21:49

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2015 at 22:48

Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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