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Evening and hello everyone

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:18
Laura Turner2 wrote (see)

Evening ... and hello everyone. I am completely new to this forum.

I like to call myself an ambitious gardener who has just started out. I have just recently bought a walk in plastic greenhouse. Any tips?

Also, any tips on any seeds that I can sow? Wuld love to grow some tomoatoes.

Looking forward to chatting with some of you.




Make sure your walk in plastic greenhouse is secured down. You know the wind will take anything that isn't nailed or super-glued and spoil all your hard work

Talkback: 10 hostas to grow

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:52

I went to check on my veg patch at the bottom of my garden this wet afternoon and on the way back happen to notice a snail cresting the edge of a hosta leaf.

OH NO YOU DON'T, I snatched it off to save that hosta  for another day but promptly found several more on the shrub next door and a whole handful on the sedums at the top end of my garden. Suffice to say, my garden is now twenty snails less and this is the only sure-fire way to keep them off.

Rinse and repeat at frequent intervals throughout the growing seasons


Posted: 20/06/2013 at 16:10

What Berghill said

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 22:10

Sensational Chicky. Thanks for sharing!

Great looking wisteria and my, isn't that ~cage~ just the ticket for keeping out deer but what an expensive palaver or was it already there? 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:41

What a beautiful foxglove Singy!

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 21:39



I WISH the little hut was a beehive, I'd be honoured and very proud! Its actually a very dilapidated compost bin shaped like a beehive

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 20:43

Well I'm loving all these plants so much.

Bev, that Clematis is one f my favourites. So elegant.

happymarion, that combo is really awesome and one of my favourite (blue and rusty orange)!

Those geraniums are really pretty, I love the white Dianthus and nut, your Astrantia is flipping marvelous

I've grown mine from a 50p dried up sprout from last year that's flowering and putting on good growth this year but nothing to match your example

Also love those types of Penstemon. I have the fatter bell type in purple and white, but I think I much prefer the tube type flower and in those reds. I really wouldn't mind finding one of those in my GC although I'm currently avoiding it since my wish list is almost endless

New Composter.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 18:01

All of the above advice is top notch.

For what it's worth and to start you off and keep it simple, just remember the ratio of 50/50 wet and dry and you can't really go wrong. Ofc add manures, stir it and pee is also good, but getting the right ratio is important or it will take much much longer time.


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:55

I vote for any of the mustelid species mentioned.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 17:41

Yeah, I hate the wind the most as I think it is the most spoiling and damaging.

What us gardeners have to endure...

Here's a photo of my purple and white garden which got designed this year and is the biggest success of my design adventures. Just gonna sit and enjoy as it matures now.

The rose is only two years old, but what a marvellous thing it shall become now that its proper settled and growing well

 and a close up of the rose "Winter White" (no relation )



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