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Please help with snapdragons

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:06

I agree with Bobs good advice. 

ask your local garden centre if they have any unwanted plastic pots. One of our local garden centres actually have a big box of them for customers to help themselves. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 07:02

Everything got a good drink last night. Absolutely poured down and was quite windy too.  Hoping the water butts have filled back up.

got to go into the office today (big booooooooo). Will be dreaming of being in the greenhouse all day. However, got a lunch with a lovely pal who is also into gardening (big yipppppeeeeee)!

help me choose a rose. white blooms, climbing, partial shade

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 13:50

Hi Snowdrop

ive just nipped outside and taken these photos for you. I have two roses, both white, both climbers, both fragrant both without thorns. Not sure if they technically keep their foliage in the winter, but both mine seem to have done so. The madam alfred has been in for two years and is the one almost halfway over the arch which is north facing, and the Claire Austin has been in for a year and is South facing. Both are looking very healthy.  Hoping for a good display of blooms this year. Hope you find one you like.

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Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:04

White over in rural Notts. Hopefully the last of the frosts this year.

Beechgrove

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.

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 Hi, Woo.....you'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.

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