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yvonne parsons2

Latest posts by yvonne parsons2

Exciting times

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:49
How excited I was this weekend was riddiculous ! I moved into my home 4 years ago and since them have been on a steep gardening learning curve....I made 2 compost bins 3 years ago and started putting green waste etc in it and this weekend we emptied it for the first time and oh my goodness what a treat......the most fantastic compost was in there and best of all it was totally free.....never thought I would feel so excited about something like this ) my veggie patch is now clear, new compost and manure added and all rotivated, now ready for some good spring weather planting......happy gardening everyone Yvonne

Suggestions please

Posted: 18/02/2013 at 22:41
Hi everyone, I've been reading a few books trying to find a few plants which would be good in my borders and I'm just confusing myself. I have one border in full sun and one in partial shade (I say partial shade but what I mean is that next doors plants grown quite big and block quite a bit of direct sun. I'm looking to plant some perennials that are Bright in colour, what colour is not important as I like a mixture, they must however have quite a good growth on them as I need them to fill quite big spaces so looking for plants that will bush to speak. Encouraging the wildlife would be an added bonus. up to now I have only spring bulbs in the borders and borders are about 50 feet long.....any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance Yvonne

Frost & apple trees

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 22:54
Sorry ts taken so long for me to reply....yes I have another apple tree next door, and two more in the next garden and lots in the actual village. I was told by a neighbours gardener that it was due to the weather but what your saying makes sense re too cold for the pollinators......I'm hoping for more luck this year. I'm not going to fleece I'm going to let nature do what it does and Will cross my fingers whilst she's doing it should I get fruit I will be a very happy bunny


Frost & apple trees

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 09:44
Hi everyone, 2 years ago I planted a 5 year old Braeburn apple tree which is now approximately 6 to 7 feet tall. We had fruit the first year, although not many and as per guidance it was pruned to regain control of shape the following year. Now last year it budded and flowered beautifully then as you will remember we had terrible frost and high winds and it killed all the flowers which meant we lost the chance of getting one in our area had any apples at all last year. This year again the apple tree has been pruned , it's now budding and will hopefully flower....the question is should I fleece the tree to protect it from frost as I've read books that say yes and some that say if I do it will damage to flower buds so to leave well alone!!! Very confusing.....would really appreciate your guys advice. Yvonne

Greenhouse heating / winter growing

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 16:43

Yes I have and they just werent interested to be honest, they were only interested in people who already had some knowledge....Aftet the first 3 weeks I gave it up as a bad idea as I spent the whole time on my own and you can only try so much!


Greenhouse heating / winter growing

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 16:28

Yes my lovely elderly neighbour is great but has as much idea as I do when it comes to greenhouses  

Greenhouse heating / winter growing

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 16:06

All your advice is great, it really is. Ive always had the problem of wanting to do things right now and maybe its time to take a step back and wait ! So I will do as recommended and wait till March and will put my energy into preparing my veggie patch instead, even though I hate this job and the fact that my crops for the past 2 years have been dismall doesnt help...... I wish I could find a local gardening group that wasnt quite so much interested in people who already have some knowledge. I need a group that goes right back to the basics......

so grateful for all your advice x


Greenhouse heating / winter growing

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 15:59

Any help is hugely received as I really dont have a clue

Thank you

Greenhouse heating / winter growing

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 14:35

I dont really mind to be fair as long as its strong colours. My problem indoors is I dont have space so my only option is a greenhouse. 


Greenhouse heating / winter growing

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 14:14

Hi everyone, apologies if this thread is in the wrong area but I just didn’t know where to put it!

I am a newbie to gardening against many of your folks and I would like to try and use my greenhouse more but dont know really where to start. I would like to start off some seeds for flowers and I have greenhouse heater but so many of the seeds require vast different levels of temperature.....any suggestions. Also do I leave the heater on all the time or for small amounts of time...These questions probably sound pretty daft I’m sure but I have yet to find a book on greenhouse growing that writes everything in easy to understand terms. Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on what plants I could start with. Im looking for strong colour and of varying heights and also perennial if possible.

thanks everyone in advance


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