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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:56

Chicky, Bowles mauve cuttings best in mid spring I think but I take them in summer and autumn too.  Very easy 

Edd, sounds like you will enjoy sorting out that garden.  

Camelias?  Some are lovely.  Some are messy.  But they are traditional Cornish features growing well...and huge...down here. I have a lovely white but it needs to be regularly cleared of browned old flowers.  The white flowers are more noticeably spoiled by this than red or pink varieties. 

Got my plant order coming today.   Exciting. 

Cloudyish here today but warm 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:42

Tracey, best to let them self seed.  Then dig up the seedlings and pot them on.

gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:38

Hiya folks.

Agree that gardening, etc. can improve mental health.

I have been looking at volunteering with a well known support organisation that provides gardening as a comfort to,those with drug, alcohol, mental and emotional problems.  It involves teaching these skills as well.

If I have worries and concerns a while spent in the garden is comforting.

gardening and mental health

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:37

Huya folks.

Agree that gardening, etc. can improve mental health.

I have been looking at volunteering with a well known support organisation that provides gardening as a comfort to,those with drug, alcohol, mental and emotional problems.  It involves teaskills these skills as well.

If I have worries and concerns a while spent in the garden is comforting.

Nervous Gardener

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 21:54

I would apply a fertiliser there peanuts.  Ideally you would reseed first.....I tend to do a little every year.  Lidl sell a lawn frrtiliser ...right now...that is excellent value.  

gardeners world presenters

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 20:14

My ideal GW presenters would be me and Dove. ....I would get top billing, of course 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:19

I had a batch of emails re the forum today......just old ones reissued.  

Dahlia's

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:10

Never get over excited Lizness 

Dahlia's

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 19:04

Hiya lizness,

Cold part of the world with you I think.

Fleece will not be enough I think.  Indoors overnight is best or can you cover with polythene...fleece below....?  If indoors try to take outside during the day if not too cold 

Good luck 

Appalling Customer Service!

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 18:53

Not getting great customer service from Alwoods.  Used to be very good, few years back,  I think but no response to queries so far. .

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