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Need Inspiration

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 21:40

Hi Shane, I always think that a winding path in a long narrow garden looks good as it widens the space and draws the eye into the garden. I love to see arches too with something pretty and colourful growing over them, and trees; perhaps some silver birch as they are slender and their colour is a pop of brightness. Good at the end of a long garden. Perhaps incorporate different areas like a seating area, a nice bench and a wildlife area. Get some bird boxes in and a bird bath. Ooh, and an area of planting for bees and butterflies to create interest.  Maybe a raised bed, or trough, for some home grown veggies too. I'm excited for you!  Oooh, and some evergreens like holly for winter interest. 

Growing Tomatoes Up String

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:23

How do you grow to tomatoes up the string please? Do you tie them into the string that is dangling down?

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 15:41

Wow! That is brilliant. So helpful. Thank you pot loads. 

Help with tree-in-a-pot identity...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 13:32

hello - just catching up on the gardening section in the paper. Lovely picture of trees in pots in Alan Titchmarsh's garden. Does anyone know what type of trees they are please? Here is the picture (Telegraph Gardening Section 20 June15). Many thanks.


Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 08:28

Fab. thanks Verdun and Tetley.

Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 08:27

Was he elderly?? I don't think so! In his prime. 

Does anyone know much about Veronicas?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:51

I have a lovely Veronica gentianoides in my border and would like to create more plants from it. I've read that it can either be divided or grown from seed. I've only had it a year so would rather not divide it yet.

The flowers on mine have gone over, but I can't see where the seeds are. Anyone got any pointers?


Just watched Monty Tonight

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 21:46

I thought that gentleman's lawn was fantastic. He must be a skilful and hardworking chap. I admire that kind of dedication and applaud it.  


Courgette plant leaf gone yucky

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 17:10

My courgette leaves do this too. I just wait until they look bad enough to take off. Doesn't seem to don the plant any harm. 

Tomato seedling mix up - can anyone identify?

Posted: 26/06/2015 at 08:11

Hi Cat - I'd suggest the plant on the right is gardeners delight. In my experience they tend to grow faster than Roma and the leaves fall out just as they have on yours. It's a best guess though. Hope you get some nice tomatoes. They look very healthy.

Discussions started by Tootles

Gardener's rewards...

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Not quite ripe seeds....

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Bird box where bees had been all summer....

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Last Post: 28/09/2015 at 18:24

Blood moon....

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Azaleas, camellias and rhodies in pots.....over wintering?

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Last Post: 27/09/2015 at 19:14

Main crop spuds

When to harvest 
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Last Post: 15/09/2015 at 22:39

Freezing runner beans

Anything need doing to them first? 
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Last Post: 13/09/2015 at 21:09

Is there much that should be sown now?

Forward planning 
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Show Time!

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Last Post: 19/09/2015 at 15:00

Preperation for the big day!

Doing a Bob Marley all day... 
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Last Post: 31/08/2015 at 13:14

Any blackberry jam makers out there at the mo?

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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 22:32

Any ideas for an entry..... meets garden... 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 10:42

Votes please, and a quick questions...

Which one and what soil? 
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Hungry little things...

Chomping away 
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A good year? 
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