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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 07:26

My hellebores haven't been that good so far. I think maybe it's because I over crowd in summer and that get completely covered. That said, I never feed them so maybe that's why.


Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 19:30

 They've arrived! I feel like a right pro - nine of your pictures on packets for this expert!?!? 

Hello. I'm new!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:13

Hello Pammy! I hope you get the hang of it! X

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 07:58

Yay! Roll on sunshine! 

Hope others will join us.


Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:33

Hope so Mark. I usually use Unwins but they've been a bit hit and miss over the last couple of years.

Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:19

Thanks for all the recommendations. Have gone for Chiltern. Good price and great variety.

Great looking secateurs

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 20:16

I saw that too. It looked like magic!!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 18:06

Oooh blue, beaus...brilliant! Let's do it. Very exciting!  Would love to share pictures as we go on.  Are you in ommthree? 


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 17:53

Me too Becky. I always cram things in and then regret it later! 

Ive bought all sorts. Larkspur, zinnias, scabiosa, verbena, echinops, orlays, alyssum, dahlia, didiscus, antirrhinum, cosmos, Iberis, sweet peas and acrodinium.... I'm going to plant where my spuds were last year as the spuds weren't very good because I grew them two years on the trot in the same bed.

I just love the idea of fresh flowers from the garden in the house without stripping the beds at the front of the house.

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 15:24


Oooh happy days! Finished work early today and it's Friday!! Yahoo!

Im going to have a go at a cut flower patch or two this year. Am giving up two raised beds of 1m2 that I normally use for spuds and other veg.

Inspired by Gardeners World (Rachel DT I think) who showed one last year.

Is anyone else having a go? Anyone done this themselves who can offer any tips?

Thanks muchly.

Discussions started by Tootles

I wish someone would invent....

Ideas to make life easier... 
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Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Anyone got any tips? 
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Window ledge style heated propagator - any good?

Thinking of buying one. 
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Anyone done any gardening today?

Chomping at the bit to get started! 
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Which company to order seeds and plants from...

Is Unwins any good? 
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Windy - get your pots secure...

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Gardening clobber...

Faithful favourites.... 
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Has anyone successfully stopped a planning application before?

About to get wildlife habitat amongst other things destroyed.... 
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Oh the weather outside is frightful..... 
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See you later work, two weeks off!

Smiling from ear to ear! 
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Hey Good Looking.....

Whatcha got cooking...... 
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Crikey! Who pressed the freeeeezing button?

Getcha long johns out! 
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Last Post: 26/11/2014 at 19:27

Composting - where am I going wrong pls?

Dry and twiggy... 
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Lovely little lupins - is it best to just leave these pls?

What to do next and what to expect... 
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What do you do next with cuttings that have taken pls?

in the greenhouse... 
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