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a little tip

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 10:28

Thank for a great tip Gail

Hardy Plants for Hanging Baskets

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 07:08

Hi, I know it probably sounds like an odd thing to want to do...I'm new at gardening...

I have a very small East-facing garden (10m x 6m), and only have room for one of those plastic-covered, four-shelved, unheated (obviously) greenhouses and finding it difficult to keep the usual tender type plants for baskets till it's warm enough to hang them outdoors.

Can anyone please recommend any hardy plants that would do well enough in hanging baskets?  Thanks

Growing potatoes in bags - Advice.

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 06:40

Oh my goodness GarryH!   Thanks for the warning, I've lost loads of seedlings, etc. to the neighbourhood moggies, never thought for a moment that there was a possibility that they'd use my tattie bags too!

Verbena B

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 06:49

Mornin' all

I think my hubby would be a bit shocked to hear his missus is a classy guy, lol   Handle not much of a clue right enough Verdun...ta muchly for the compliment though

Hope you got a good deal on your trade-ins Fairygirl, lol

Weather was a mix of lovely and awful here....we had hail showers here artjak...welcome to BST...dare I say can only get better....furiously touching hairy wood.....

Verbena B

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 16:51

Hi artjak, the only kid around in my garden nowadays is this here big kid, lol

It must be a beautiful place to live, near the fens?

Verbena B

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 15:35

Hi Fairygirl, ta muckle, it's good to know that they've done well for you being from the same-ish're so right about things being a good bit behind here.  Mind you, my Mum's 1100ft up on moorland just south of Edinburgh, and still getting snow I can't complain too much, lol.

Just recently bought some hellebores, lol   Joking aside, thanks for helping this novice, but, fast becoming obsessive gardener

Verbena B

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 13:57

Hi Verdun, thanks for such great suggestions, just gone and had a look at some aconitums, there's a gorgeous one called stainless steel I might give a try.  Being a real novice in the garden, I like the fact that they're hardy, and do pretty well for themselves once established.  I can always get some more verbena for another part of the garden, or, if I'm very lucky and mine do actually grow, I could transplant them.

Really appreciate all the help folks, your so friendly on this forum

Verbena B

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 13:00

Okay, thanks fidgetbones, will give them a bit longer.  Fingers crossed, touch hairy wood and all that.

Verbena B

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 12:08

"happier" even, lol

Verbena B

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 12:07

Thanks nutcutlet,  My garden has been especially wet and cold, so I think I'll just replace them with something that's happeir in those conditions.  Any suggestions for something of similar stature and good for the buzzies?

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