Woodgreen wonderboy

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Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:21

Make friends with a few gardeners and raid their gardens near the big day. You will be surprised how wide a choice you have. I let people do it, in return for a bit of cake.

advice on horrsetail

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:03

"Old wives tale" ( sorry ladies)... Pick it on a Sunday, that is, every Sunday. OK for small infestations only, but you will weaken it to death eventually.

Storing Tulips

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:59

Last year he said to grow them as annuals. Plant 2 inches deep only, and pull up and bin when flowering over. Choose new colour combinations next time.

"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 18:57

Fantastic response everyone. I love all your "blues" too, and grow many of them. Keep 'em coming please. 

What about the combinations you love, which "blues" make a big contribution, tying everything together.

A big thank you, so far.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:01

If I was growing Clematis in a container I would always chose from the group that need to be cut right back to about 12 inches each Spring, flowering in mid to late summer. Any other groups are likely to be difficult to look after long term. (Except for patio clems. of course.)

"The Blues"

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:49

Usually associated with sadness it is however  arguable that BLUE is the most important colour in the garden, always ignoring the green of the foliage of course.

It is the only colour which goes with any other colour, whether hot reds, oranges and yellows, or the cooler pinks, lilacs etc., not to mention white or green as well.

Some people maintain that there aren't many true blues in the garden! However we shall see.

Which "blues" are important to you?


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 12:41

Very. agree on price of GC plants. Luckily we have one local nursery which sells good stuff at bargain prices. 

Salvia Amistad is a wonderfully showy but class act. Did you know Amistad is Spanish for "friendship".? How appropriate as a give-away plant.


Posted: 28/04/2015 at 11:54

Good morning all, sunny but chilly-chips here. Watering only so far as have a shift in shop followed by Hortsoc. meeting. Plant sale went well and sales were the best since 2007. 


Posted: 27/04/2015 at 09:10

The more the merrier Chicky. I am planning to do "Pimms in the Garden".... that will bring them out!  Who needs flowers?


Posted: 26/04/2015 at 22:11

To keep  sweet peas going you need to water frequently and pick, pick, pick....

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