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Begonia Baskets- single colour or mixed please?

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:22

Morning Tingly

I don't really grow the begonias you ask about but single colours every time whatever the plant.  Mixed colours of wallflowers, for example, are disturbing to the eye. 

one colour per basket.  Superb 

any leaves not pristine or obscuring flowers just snip off.  Feed and water well of course 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 11:17

Well, they didn't even interview me . I was so sure I got the job that I earmarked loads of expensive plants GW would buy for me.  I suggested a few changes, sure, like Verdun's World and roses would never be mentioned...neither bamboos. Nor to be broadcast on Fridays as it is inconvenient for me.   I think when I demanded a constant supply of donuts it was a package too far for the unimaginative BBC toffs 

New House Garden

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:43

Don't overlook scented plants BennetM.  Sarcoccoa, daphne,,hamamellis, choisyas and philadelphus.  Regal lilies for mid summer too to fill your garden with wonderful smells.

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:38

Hosta!     On this prog I think Monty has been in his element.  GW is not so good.....just wish the powers that be could produce a series on plants featuring the growers,,breeders and specialists 

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:34

Hosta, the tories can do what they like now...the further cutting of disability benefits seems very harsh. Surely the fraudsters have been weeded out now so it is the genuinely disabled who are affected. The "fifth richest country in the world"?  So why are we cutting to the bone? 

HD for sure Dove.....they're all HD now anyway.  4K is the way to go. 46" is a good size. Always have fun when buying tv's........just haggle esp if adding recorders etc., and ask for a trade in on your old tv.   

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:07

Go for 3D Dove.  Sport is fantastic 


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:02

Happy birthday Lesley 

Plug Plants

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 08:01

Just to add, the garden centres are full of perennials in 9 cm pots...lupins, malva, delphiniums, lychnis, etc. etc.  Potted up now and all these will make full size, impact plants this year.  At about £1 20 or so they are good value if you get them now 

TV alert new series Big Dreams Small Spaces

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:58

And hasnt he been great?  


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 07:57

Hello Joannie 

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