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Posted: 01/05/2013 at 08:01 thoughts are with you.  It's a roller coaster ride of emotions with chemo,,isn't it?  But hang in there.  Trying to get on with life and being positive is important I think

Good morning everyone.  Lovely blue sky and feeling warm.  Soon out sowing more carrots plus Beetroot, spring onions and plantIng out runner bean plants

Enjoy the weather folks. Those of you not feelimg too good I hope you get better soon

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:22

Thanks it.  For me it's better minus those flowers

Night folks.

new member introduction

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:19

Hello jimpyp

Welcome to the forum.

We have all got different ideas here and happy to help you enjoy your first garden

Vine Weevil

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:15

VW love  Heucheras, fuschias,primulas  and the like, azaleas Rhodos etc in pots, pelargoniums,....yes they do go for sedums too, surprised me that.  

In pots gravel on the surface does seem to protect against vine weevils.  John innes composts do better than mpc and sieved soil mixed with mpc seem less attactive to vine weevils too.

Any primula or Heuchera that looks lethargic is worth digging up and "cleaning" at this time of the year

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 23:03

I AM Jonathon creek.

Dahlias aren't really my thing but I have quite a number of them now,incl the bishop, twynings after this....a few of the Bishops Children, Honka which I love, and few bought from the national collection based down here.  They are growing on me

Blocking a wall

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:38

Cotoneaster horizontalis is a free standing shrub that will happily lean on and grow on a wall.  Lovely red berries too

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:25


Thats a whole lot of colour you got coming this summer.

I used to call on ssomeone  whose passion was dahlia's.....nothiNg but dahlias front and back.  Stunning colour

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:12

Zebras do stripes......I'll get my coat.....

Blocking a wall

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:10

Can you put up a couple of vine eyes and wire?

You could then plant some climbers....clematis montana right now is smothered by pink scented flowers.  Solanum album is an evergreen climber with masses of white flowers throughout summer.  Honeysuckles or jasmine.....both are great for summer scent.

Small urban garden......

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 22:02

Hiya beccrow

What height do you want these trees to be?  What size plot do you have ? Maybe evergreen shrubs?

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What (elusive) plant do you crave?

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Black...good or yuck?

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Am I a sillee billee?

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What 2 plants would you put together in the herbaceous/perennial border?

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Small nurseries online

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