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Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:37

been picking and eating my beetroot grown in the garden all summer. ....ditto carrots, spring onions, lettuce,,peas and beans  

So much easier than modules, less time consuming,  (sow,,thin, water and pick) less fuss and excellent quality.  

Chris, I understand your passion for modules.  Here the soil is warm, light loam and productive so growing insitu suits me well. If someone has heavy, cold clay soil then modules may be necessary but those gardening on reasonably good soil will do just as well 

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:22

We have a few threads about good online suppliers....."the good guys" for example 

garden centres simply do not stock anything "different" 

agree you have to know what you want and then search it/them out.  There are thousands of plants and better varieties of old favourites as well as exciting plants many have not heard about. 

Brian, I can assure you that buzz is replicated when buying online;  when choosing and when awaiting delivery. 

That impulse purchase at the GC, often a mistake, is not as satisfying as a chosen "know what to look for" considered purchase online 

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Turfed Lawn

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 08:01

agree with Fairy Grandad Al.  If you don't get satisfaction from these (sound like) cowboys you should be able to recover your lawn over the next few months.  Mowing and feeding in the spring will help a lot 

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 07:55

PP, I can get my bread and butter from local shops and they sell jam too .  

Dying conifer hedge

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 07:52

That's ok is agreein' so it's fine 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 07:41

Nice pics folks 

Wyevale gone to pot!

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 07:39

Fantastic ...I mean nurseries out there that I use a lot.  Plants I can't  get locally I get from selected online suppliers.  

Dying conifer hedge

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:57

Amy, sorry but you won't recover that hedge.  I can see it is spreading down the line.  Possibly phytophthora and I would guess this browning has occurred very quickly....?  Say over the summer?

pruning will make no difference.

I have a large juniper with phytopthora and it has been superb.  It will be removed in autumn 

My flowers ... (2)

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:20

Aym, used to know all the little nurseries on my travels and think I picked this up at one of these.  However, they are available generally.  There are variants of uliginosa too.  

Bit of perspective though.......the 8' group is in very good soil and well established but 5' plus is to be expected 

Bare root wallflowers

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 23:15

Silverlight, best to get these physically Locally.  Bare root should be large plants.  

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