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Corydalis - as per Monty last night

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 19:31

Thanks for the replies, and ebay link. 

Pearsons Nursery in Collingham is going to look out for some for me. Great service.

Corydalis - as per Monty last night

Posted: 16/09/2017 at 11:41

brilliant episode of gardeners world last night. Inspired me to plant a corydalis. I've phoned twelve garden centre / nurseries so far and not one has any. 

is it a specialist plant? not keen on buying one online as wanted to get stuck in today.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 06:42

The metal is completely twisted! I wonder if I can get a refund?? Would have thought it should stand up to the UKs weather. Only had it three years. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 13/09/2017 at 06:38

Oh no! The wind has made a real mess. Have come down to find my runner bean stand completely twisted and on its side.  Everything looking really bashed. 

I can see what my jobs for the weekend will be! A mega tidy up session! 

2017 tomatoes...

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 07:17

I had a fab crop this year. The best in years. 

For me this was definately down to planting in grow bags in the greenhouse and using tomato pots. 

Still got a few growing now and this was from just one picking of circa 9 plants.

Adam Frost - Gardeners World

Posted: 10/09/2017 at 07:07

I really enjoy GW these days. I wish it wasn't on so late though. I know it can be recorded and played back, but I really like it as a prelude to my weekend. I'm so glad they stopped all that nonsense from a few years back.... making hanging baskets out of coat hangers, oh and those awful hanging coconut / moss balls things!! 

I really like Francis. She's very natural and easy to watch. For me, Carol is queen. I think she should have been made head presenter years ago, or better still given her own series. The one that was made about her garden throughout the seasons was brilliant. I still watch it back now.

I also loved the series on Christine's Garden. Now that was fantastic. A complete natural and so relevant to most of us with normal gardens. Not seen her on the telly box for a while. 

Cat eating grasses in garden

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 20:08


what a wonderfully kind thing you are doing. That's one lucky kitty to have met you. 

I hope kitty settles and you have a lovely time together.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 17/08/2017 at 21:58

Looks like you have a lovely clump of Christmas roses there Logan.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:54

Picked my first peas of the year. They are actually mange tout that have gone over and they are much better than my normal peas.

Planted lobina mintata (Italian flag?) climbers in an empty bed that had broad beans in it.  Looked them up and they're annuals which is a bit disappointing as they are lovely.  Will just have to plant seeds again next year.

Tomatoes are coming on nicely.  Cut some of the leaves back that were blocking light.  

Pinned down some strawberry runners too. All in all a lovely day. 


Posted: 09/07/2017 at 20:40

Is there any way to encourage them to produce fruit as one of mine just seems to be producing flowers....


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