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Broken Links

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 20:11

Just a heads up for those that run the website.

Some of the links in the 'What to do now' section are faulty. For example in the flower section for week 22-28 April the Lift and divide clumps of hemerocallis link gives you an Ooops, page cannot be found.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 13:30

Hmm, not my garden but my father-in-laws.

We're lucky enough to to be able to use the in-laws villa over in Spain each year and I'm quite happy to potter about, doing a bit of weeding and removing suckers from the lemon and orange tree's. Last time we were there, I mixed up the new weedkiller (all in Spanish , but could figure the numbers) and sprayed the weeds. The FIL said that they'd be dead within the week. It's worth mentioning that my Spanish is based on grocery shopping and going to restaurants, not the normal day to day stuff....

One week later and the weeds were bigger and stronger than ever. It turns out I'd used a soluble fertilser and given the weeds a good feed! I bet they couldn't believe their luck!

Good job it wasn't the other way around 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:50

Newport, TF10.

Been tipping down for the last few days - that'll stop soon as I'm about to connect my new water butt up !!

Going to try the theory of 2 cuts a week

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:45

Verduns advice is spot-on, and pretty much what I did at our old house, where the lawn was my only gardening interest.  I turned both the front and back lawns from 80% moss-infested green things into lush well kept lawns. A good website with very good lawn advice is lawnsmith, which has advice from basic through to expert, depending how deep you want to go.

The best advice I rhink upping your cutting height and also splitting your feed and weed. I'd 'weed' once a year in April with Verdone, and then feed a couple of times a year. The weed and feeds do put a little bit of stress on the lawn and if it's pretty weed free, then it's best not to stress it at all. Feed the lawn to out-compete the weeds


monty don

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 12:38

I quite like MD's style of presenting. It comes across as considered, informative and inclusive; which is nice as a beginner.


The trouble with TV programs like GW is that they have to cater for all tastes. The beginner, like me, who is still learning how to plant properly, perhaps take a cutting or two and needs to be held by the hand. Seeing this 'simple' stuff on TV makes life much easier.

The experienced gardener will find this type stuff boring, no doubt, and wish that there was more exciting stuff. How could GW cram both into a few 1/2 hour programs a year without alienating both parties and those on the road inbetween? Quite difficult I think.

Mini Greenhouse - door open or closed?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:13

Thanks for the further replies.

The plugs are all quite small, with all the plants being about 1" or smaller, so I'm guessing that they need to grow a bit bigger first? 

Mini Greenhouse - door open or closed?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 11:36

......just back opening the door (ok, rolling it up!)


Thanks for the replies, very much appreciated.

The plants are all hardy perennials, 5 each of  - Geum, Delphinium, Foxglove, Echinacea, 2 types Lavender, Penstemon, Scabiosa, Silene, Poppy, Gaillarda and Heuchera - not bad for £10.

We've plenty of space, with one half of the garden in full sun, and the other moving from dappled to full shade. The plants above are for the full sun and dappled areas.

Mini Greenhouse - door open or closed?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 10:46

Hi, first post so please be gentle.

I recently really started gardening in earnest (rather than begrudgingly mowing the lawn!) and have created some borders to plant up. We have some plants we rescued (we moved in a year back and the garden was VERY overgrown) which are in place, but we want to plant up some perennials.

Having taken delivery of one of the 'bargain' plant packs thorugh the post, I've potted them on and placed them into one of those cheap four shelf, polythene covered 'mini-greenhouse'. The 'greenhouse' is firmly bungied to an obliging post and has blocks on the bottom shelf.


Anyhow, the one thing I was wondering is do I need to open the front 'door' of the GH during the day or keep it closed? The last thing I want to do is kill the young plants off. 


Thanks for your help!


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