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Posted: 12/10/2014 at 18:16
Just out of interest, how much did you pay for the bird food? I usually buy a large bag of peanuts from the local farmer's co-op.


Posted: 12/10/2014 at 17:17
So you spent ??2.75 to avoid paying ??2.75? Admittedly you did get a bag of bulbs that you didn't mean to buy otherwise!

Advice about the pond

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 16:40
It only needs to be on the pond until all the leaves have fallen.

An almost all year garden and plant mixing

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 14:01
Remember that if you mix bulbs and tubers from different seasons there will inevitably be times when the flowers are gone but the foliage is there or dying down, and it will not be pretty or interesting until the next wave of flowers.

It is sensible to plant up pots for different seasons, though you can include some shrubs if the pots are big enough. But remember that containers are not very eco-friendly as they require copious water, including times when maybe you are on holiday.

Try and keep the green patch as it will set off the other planting well.

Monty Don

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:24
I thought the item on the cutting garden was timely. Too often magazines write on subjects too late. Food journalists do it too. Soft fruit recipes when the season is nearly over. Asparagus recipes after the English season is over.

I was also impressed by the dahlias raised from seed. I always find tuber storage over winter problematic. House too warm, outbuilding too cold!

Is it time to feed my Acer Shirasawanum Jordan to my woodburner?

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 13:05
Don't put it in the woodburner!! It looks like normal autumn colouring. Protect it from the wind. I would put the pot in the soil if you haven't worked out its final planting place to protect the roots from freezing. Acers prefer not to be in full sun.

I'd also stop that ivy creeping over the wall, and hope that Russian Vine doesn't get too frisky.

Seed cabinet

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 01:25
IKEA also sell suitable cabinets with drawers.

New gardener - moss help!

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 18:07
Do not compost the moss. It will survive to spread moss everywhere.

Ruined swede

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 13:38
Swedes are pretty cheap and they grow best in a field, so let the farmer grow them for you.

Was Apple Tree. Now Apple bush.

Posted: 08/10/2014 at 23:54
If the tree in the latter picture is old rather than young it may be on dwarfing rootstock so it should be permanently staked.

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