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Help needed for a novice gardener

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:39

Huya romanalungbarrow......again, another brilliant name!

Please test your soil first.  It's very easy.  Soil sounds very fertile judging by your description.

I would put in just a couple of nice shrubs.....these are dependent on what your soil test tells you.  Plus some bulbs...daffodils, tulips, hyacinths.  You can move these later if you need to in the spring.  Also a few bare root wallflowers.  All for colour now and spring.  

Busy-lizzie's advice about a good garden book is perfect.  Use the winter to read up on plants and keep an open mind.  However, understand your soil conditions and situation and grow plants that will suit them.  Don't try and grow things that won't like your conditions.   And talk to your neighbours ESP those tending their gardens and ESP those with nice gardens.  Ask their they will give you some plants and tell you where and how to grow them.  As with everything, gardening is a learning curve but it's fun all the way 


Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:25

That,looks deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelishush Stacey.  

At the foodbank today I enjoyed 3......yep 3......cream buns.  An elephants foot, an eclaire and an almond thingy.....well, 2 cream buns and another.  .  ( think they regard me as bit greedy......ha ha.).   Felt really sorry for one lady today.....quite clearly she has very little or no money......things really should not be like this today

Been great weather here today.. 

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:16

.....and we will never know what happens to posters here.  There won't be anybody to inform us.  The forum is about here and now

Lost,stolen or strayed?

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 19:14

We should not look for suspicious causes for someone not posting.  People do post when they feel like it, we go away and dont think of posting, alas, people do die and that will be a reason too.  I recall a couple of occasions when.....lovely,though it was ......people asked where I was. I still read the forum but didn't post for a day or so cos it was a busy time.  

The situation with Tea is a different matter I think.  Nothing to do with the forum, as she said today.  I'm sure she will post again when her issues are sorted.  

I think we ought to put things into perspective.  This is a forum for garden discussion as well as for other topics.  People simply talkIng to each other amd enjoying doing it. Let's not analyse it too much 

Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:47

Tea.  Surely you can still post on hello forkers?  Let us know how you are, etc

(I suspect things are going on with tea and neighbours that have taken a turn for the worst.  Nothing to do,with,the forum)

whats happened to neighbour cutting my hedge thread???

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:41

Can't find it either.  Daniel must know what's happened

Tea,,you still there?

whats happened to neighbour cutting my hedge thread???

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 18:41

Can't find it either.  Daniel must know what's happened

Serious! Really

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:31

Forgot the fast show. It fuelled silly texts etc .....," today I was mostly eating......"

00000, got to go.  Foodbank beckons!

No flowers on Jasminium Officinale

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 12:26

Ok girls....know when I'm beaten!  Ha ha

I will cut my jasmine back in few weeks...just to shorten it a little but it is still carrying loads of flowers.  Spring is when I cut it hard ....halfway or less and the odd stem or two right to the ground..  However, I often get the whole pruning thing done early.  It's late for you guys to prune then but ...hee hee hee, I can get away with it down here 

KEF, nothing wrong with tomato food.  Think it's sound thinking 

Yes...yes it is a magic Cornish well Fairy.  You have your magic wand and I live with the Cornish pixies.   

No flowers on Jasminium Officinale

Posted: 15/10/2013 at 11:04

Hiya KEF. Maybe there's a reason why Eloise's situation is less sunny. ( bit of face saving here ) I have a feeling a lack,of sun is the reason for hers not flowering.  However, I'm surprised quite often by the ability of plants to thrive where, theoretically, they should struggle.  

Also womdered whether Eloise pruned her jasmine at all.....prune mine hard each year.  Also whether she is over feeding.  Sure Eloise will get back to us

Hey dissin me cos I'm Cornish and bit daft?    Lol

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