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Gardening Vices ......

Posted: 05/12/2015 at 08:42

Love this topic! It's like going to gardening confession in the comfort of home!

Compost - I can't bring myself to empty my pots and add fresh stuff. The best they get is a bit of new stuff mixed in the top. 

Also, turning the stuff in the compost bin. Surely it will all just rot down on its own eventually, right?


Posted: 05/12/2015 at 08:29

What a lovely garden.  He is clearly a talented man.

You could get him a garden journal and you could ask him to write down his favourite plants and techniques and then he can give this back to you the following year. A friend did this for her grandma with recipes and it's a treasured book now.

Or push the boat out with some felcos. 

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 01/12/2015 at 22:29

Lovely Wonky. You can never have 'too much' when it comes to Christmas tree decorating!

Here's mine which went up on Sunday. Oh, and my favourite new decoration. Got to love a bit of tac at Christmas!



Nettle Feed

Posted: 29/11/2015 at 06:59

Beware though, home made nettle feed absolutely honks!!

Garden centre recommendations

Posted: 25/11/2015 at 06:57

In Nottinghamshire (Normanton)  there's Reg Taylor's which is pricey but very high quality and the staff are very knowledgable (albeit it's a miracle if you get any of them to crack a smile!).

Holleybeck near Southwell is good for plants although again the staff could do with some customer service training.

Belton Garden Centre is nice and has a good range. Smiley nice staff always happy to help with heavy items.

Downtown Garden Centre on the A1 is good. Large range of plants.

Frosts Nursery is good too. Excellent value for money and very helpful staff.

Ruben Shaws has a great range too and a good price.

Westbridgeford Garden Centre is worth popping in to for garden accessories.

Finding a good Garden Centre is like finding treasure!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 18:52

Wow Daryl2 that is pretty impressive! Tidy work. I bet the lady was very happy that they were going to a good home too. Looks great. I like your tree behind the screen. What a lovely shape. May I ask what it is?


Posted: 22/11/2015 at 16:55

Did you buy as a bedding plant or a corm? I find that the bedding plants often go mouldy if they get too much water and if you water from above. I water very sparringly and try not to get it on the leaves.  This year they are doing really well.

choosing a greenhouse

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 16:52

I have a Robinsons and am delighted with it. Price wise it sits between Rhino and Botanical. Comes in all sizes too. let us know what you go with. Best of luck. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 16:48

I'm keeping it going too. Today I cut some geraniums (or pelargoniums to be technically correct) that I'm over wintering but have flowered. There are also roses to cut too. I love the challenge of no flowers though; using berries and twigs and evergreens. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 22:19

Bumping for B3 - photos on page 12 which I hope are helpful.

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It works! 
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