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Raised beds

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 23:50

Not for me.  I would cover with polythene now.  It will enable the soil to dry out and enable ??ou to mix in compost, etc..  I would then, when mixed, uncover the beds for a couple of months.  Come pre-sowing time, if comditions are wet and cold, I would again cover with polythene.  

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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 22:37

Red, I LOVE it's scent.

I remember my nephew as a boy passing sarcoccoca and askiNg what that lovely smell was.  It is worthwhile. It will not give you any problems.  It IS deliciously scented.

Your site sounds ideal for it.  

But, check its details out  for yourself Red and then decide.  

Fox gloves

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:58

Red, check out a thread posted by one of our most handsome members about small online nurseries.   I agree postage costs are increasing but I recently had 7 small plants for £15 plus £8  postage.  They were not plugs but plants busting to be potted on into 1 litre pots.  They were plants I could not get locally too.  

I will be going to local GC for their small perennials over the next month.  They will be priced at about £2 ...maybe less if you buy 6.....and they really will bulk up quickly if you pot on.  

Im always looking for value for money but quality and variety too.

new garden

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:40

Best in black bin liners and forgotten for 12 months. 


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:38

Today I have mostly been eating.............SPAGHETTI.  

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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:36

Oh!  It will grow in pots...I have spare plants growing in pots....but best in the ground.

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Posted: 16/01/2014 at 20:35

Easy, evergreen looks bit like privet, womderful scent in February/march.  Easily pruned. Compact.  Will grow in sun but partial shade is best.  Have 3 of these.  Nothing seems to botheeither either pest nor disease.  I love it for its scent that wafts across the garden.  It's a great foil for other plants.  

Red, they're not expensive.  Buy one and, if you mulch it well, it will easily make another plant.  Or just layer it.  

There are different varieties but all have that wonderful scent 

Fox gloves

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:55

Veronica spicata Red.  Upright, well behaved long flowering plants.  I usually divide duriNg the winter to.provide lots of flowers this summer.  This is not the "carpeting " weedy variety 


Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:42

Looks mighty impressive Busy.  That's bit bigger than mine 

I know where to go for a swim 

Honeysuckle help needed!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 18:31

Pinkheart, Could try some hardwood now I guess....I would. 

Mid spring is best I think.  Pull off with a "heel" and trim if neatly.  Put a few around the edge of a pot of half perlite and half compost.  Water and cover with polythene bag.  I rarely use hormone powder but I guess it may help rooting.

I once grew melons in a coldframe only my impatient haste .....cut off the fruit by accident.  Silly billy me! 

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