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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 18:40

Whoops! Sorry for the upside down pics!!

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 18:39

Mine has arrived too! The packaging was great. Very sturdy. I do like the little booklet that comes with it too. Has lots of useful but simple info about lots of plants.

something flew out of the box when I opened it and one of the leaves has been munched; aside from that I'm happy with a very healthy looking plant. Was very dry though. It perked up after a nice water.

Think I will harden I think off in a cold frame for a couple of weeks. 

Exciting times!!

Madame Alfred Carriere

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 22:05

I have this rose around an arch. It was a tad limited on flowers in year one but has been brilliant ever since. Lovely scent. You do have to keep on top of the growth but I found it easy to train and well worth the effort. 

I feed mine and also apply a spray in early spring to limit black spot.

good choice I say. Here is mine for years one, two and three If you want an idea of growth rate. 

Last edited: 10 April 2017 22:08:51

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 20:50

Pottered in the greenhouse.

My courgette seedlings seem to have keeled over. The heat maybe?

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 08/04/2017 at 20:47

Ordered!  Thanks for the code Tesni! Looking forwards to comparing notes.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 21:40

Yay! Nice work Chicky! Looks lovely.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 20:56

Ahhhh, that's annoying. I've just gone to order and it appears that they don't add the delivery on right until the very end and it's a bit pricey. Comes in at £9.94 In total. Might have to have a rethink..... I'll see if I can find it elsewhere within budget.

Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 19:02


just checking in to see if those that are up for it fancy ordering next week? Looks like the Helenium got the winning vote - I think it appeared on Gardeners World in the wildlife garden section. 

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:55

Ive had a lovely day in the garden. Started at 9.15am and came in at 6.15pm. Dug borders, widened a flower bed, planted seeds, potted all sorts on and pruned my neighbours shrub which is growing wildly over our wall.

Everythin is looking lovely and I'm very very happy!

Is this just a massive weed?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 18:41

Thanks Dove! Much appreciated. 

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