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Posted: 24/03/2015 at 17:02

I really like Beechgrove too. Thanks for starting the thread and thanks Ob for letting us know when it's back on. Yipppeeee!

The best multi purpose compost this year

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 05:44

I usually go for Arthur J Bowers or Murphys but have been disappointed over the last couple of years so this year I went for Jacks Magic and it's wonderful. Like luxury compost! Lovely and thin with no great bits of wood chip or unidentifiable chunks. £6.99 for two sixty litre bags.  

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 05:41

Hi Ashdale, you're right about Ammi. I put these in the heated propogator two weeks ago and they are tiny compared to other seedlings.  Potted them up and the roots were very long. All trial and (a lot!!) of error for me! Let me know how yours get on.

 Hi,'re not behind....I think we're all a bit ahead of ourselves!  Seeds soon sprout in a heated prop. Looking forwards to seeing and hearing how you get on.


Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:08

Hi Ashdale, Matty

my Cosmos are leggy too, but I've never grown plants from seed that haven't been leggy to be honest!

ive got a real mix going on. Zinnia, dahlia, cosmos, larkspur, dill, ammi....and a few things I can't spell but they looked good in the catalogue!

roll on summer.

Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:08

Hi Edd, sounds like you've been busy. I find that potatoes always take up much more room than I think they will. Once they get going upwards and outwards I've found that they cover anything else planted in the same bed, so I give them a bed all to themselves.

you could plant your tomatoes in grow bags or pots. 

Your winter planting may just need a little more time to come to life. It's amazing what happens once there's some consecutive warm days.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 07:04

We cut the lawn for the first time this year yesterday. Lots of bright green patches of moss to get busy on with the rake.

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:59

Is a flail one of those big arms they fit to the tractor?

Its a mix of farmers hedges and council ones. It's really noticeable just how much of a chop they seem to be getting. Lots of chopped and exposed thick branches. Even seems to be done in places its just been left for years.

i too thought it may have been austerity driven in that over the last few years money has been tight and it would have been an easy cut to make, but now the economy is, supposedly, on the mend the contractors are being paid to tidy up. 

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 06:51

cant wait to hear about everyone's results. My seedlings are powering on. Wish it was warm enough to harden them off but the temperature seems to have dropped a fair bit here.


Azalea looking battered and bruised after winter.

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:52

Has it outgrown the container? Perhaps some fresh ericasious soil and a good feed. Mine have little buds on them at the moment so hoping for lots of flowers.

Hedges - anyone else noticed....

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 18:49

hello - not sure if it's just a Nottinghamshire thing, but this year there seems to have been a lot of hedge cutting along country roads. More so than normal. Has anyone else noticed in other areas?

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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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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Last Post: 08/09/2015 at 20:58

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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