General Gardening Discussion

Sort By:
Title
Replies Views
Last Message ↑
  1.   » Sticky Threads
  2. PeterS
    Sticky
    Like x 8

    Improving clay

    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Cool
    Replies:
    49
    Views:
    15,623
  3. JWK
    Sticky
    Like x 9

    Do you know your soil type?

    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure added over the years. Warm, sunny walled garden not far from the coast. Can grow wide range of...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure added over the years. Warm, sunny walled garden...
    Good deep sandy loam around 7 on the PH scale here. Front garden is very draining; back garden has better soil and holds moisture pretty well because of the huge amounts of compost and manure...
    Replies:
    72
    Views:
    20,842
  4. HarryS
    Sticky
    Like x 18

    Know Your Weeds

    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    This is great thanks very much. Often wondered what the weeds in my garden were
    Replies:
    37
    Views:
    12,014
  5. NigelJ
    Sticky

    SUPER SALVIAS. 2019

    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Salvia Amethyst. 3 plants on order for May
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    367
  6. Marley Farley
    Sticky

    FUCHSIAS 2019

    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best taking cuttings and starting afresh ...Spruce
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year growing in pots and hanging baskets and you are best...
    depends how frost hardy they are plus check for vine weevil now. If they show green shoots you will need to dig them up & replant them in fresh compost , I think they run out of vigour 2nd year...
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    195
  7. Marley Farley
    Sticky

    DAY LILY.. (HEMEROCALLIS) FAMILY 2019

    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Lovely Spruce.....I had tired of hemerocallis having grown quite a few, just a couple now, but you have some beauties there to make me have a rethink :)
    Replies:
    7
    Views:
    213
  8. Marley Farley
    Sticky

    HANGING BASKETS, WINDOW BOXES AND PLANTERS 2019.

    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are...
    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are available as plants.Nicotiana Seeds - F1 Perfume Mix at Suttons Seeds
    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are available as plants.Nicotiana Seeds - F1 Perfume...
    Nicotiana would be treated as bedding plants so not until after frosts around May/June I would say. I always grow mine from seed @wiseowl (the shorter variety), in fact I don't know if they are...
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    338
  9. Marley Farley
    Sticky

    GARDENING ASPIRATIONS FOR 2019..

    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring property. So it's really shaded already. I want it...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the biggest conifer I've ever seen in the neighbouring...
    Ivy grows really well here too shiney, good job I love it :) @luciusmaximus, the entire border, length wise is damson and elderberries and at the bottom is a sycamore and hawthorn, as well as the...
    Replies:
    16
    Views:
    588
  10. Marley Farley
    Sticky

    THE IRIDACEAE (IRIS) FAMILY 2019

    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Hi @NigelJ , that is absolutely gorgeous.
    Replies:
    11
    Views:
    439
  11. Marley Farley
    Sticky
    Like x 3

    SWEET PEAS 2019

    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    I sown my seeds three weeks ago now look at them
    2D83905E-CB17-4E14-B881-5C33B0C21C14.jpeg
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    243
  12. lowrider69
    Sticky

    SOWING SEEDS 2019?

    Found my Petunia seeds, will sow them tomorrow.:yes::hapydancsmil: During my hunt I also found some Dahlia seeds from one of my Mum's plants, she has been gone 13 yrs now so it's well established and still going...
    Found my Petunia seeds, will sow them tomorrow.:yes::hapydancsmil: During my hunt I also found some Dahlia seeds from one of my Mum's plants, she has been gone 13 yrs now so it's well established and still going strong. I harvested these seeds a couple of years ago, probably not viable now and if they are then...
    Found my Petunia seeds, will sow them tomorrow.:yes::hapydancsmil: During my hunt I also found some Dahlia seeds from one of my Mum's plants, she has been gone 13 yrs now so it's well established and still going strong. I harvested these seeds a couple of years...
    Found my Petunia seeds, will sow them tomorrow.:yes::hapydancsmil: During my hunt I also found some Dahlia seeds from one of my Mum's plants, she has been gone 13 yrs now so it's well established and still going...
    Replies:
    147
    Views:
    3,974
  13. shiney
    Sticky
    Like x 3

    Show Us Your Recent Purchases 2019

    Gifts to self are the very best kind as you get what you really want! :hapfeet:
    Gifts to self are the very best kind as you get what you really want! :hapfeet:
    Gifts to self are the very best kind as you get what you really want! :hapfeet:
    Gifts to self are the very best kind as you get what you really want! :hapfeet:
    Replies:
    128
    Views:
    3,318
  14. NigelJ
    Sticky
    Like x 11

    What's Looking Good In March 2019

    Looking superb there JWK :) Must get my camera out :)
    Looking superb there JWK :) Must get my camera out :)
    Looking superb there JWK :) Must get my camera out :)
    Looking superb there JWK :) Must get my camera out :)
    Replies:
    69
    Views:
    950
  15. Fat Controller
    Sticky

    What Jobs Are We Doing In The Garden Today 2019

    I know - I don't want them to get the satisfaction of annoying me and I wish I wasn't bothered but it's still upsetting. I think the best plan of action is to ignore them. I have spoken to the...
    I know - I don't want them to get the satisfaction of annoying me and I wish I wasn't bothered but it's still upsetting. I think the best plan of action is to ignore them. I have spoken to the local PCSO lady about the other threats we've had over email already so at least they know what is...
    I know - I don't want them to get the satisfaction of annoying me and I wish I wasn't bothered but it's still upsetting. I think the best plan of action is to ignore them. I have spoken to the local PCSO lady about the other threats we've had...
    I know - I don't want them to get the satisfaction of annoying me and I wish I wasn't bothered but it's still upsetting. I think the best plan of action is to ignore them. I have spoken to the...
    Replies:
    309
    Views:
    4,521
  16.   » Normal Threads
  17. Barbara

    Bougainvilla in Conservatory

    The white dusty stuff, was probably mildew it might come back, if so spray with a fungicide. I would wait and cut back in spring, how hard depends on how much space you have. Cut hard and you will...
    The white dusty stuff, was probably mildew it might come back, if so spray with a fungicide. I would wait and cut back in spring, how hard depends on how much space you have. Cut hard and you will probably get fast new growth at the expence of flowers.pete2255
    The white dusty stuff, was probably mildew it might come back, if so spray with a fungicide. I would wait and cut back in spring, how hard depends on how much space you have. Cut hard and you will probably get fast new growth at the expence of...
    The white dusty stuff, was probably mildew it might come back, if so spray with a fungicide. I would wait and cut back in spring, how hard depends on how much space you have. Cut hard and you will...
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    565
  18. MarkO

    Online Dahlias?

    Nice one.
    Nice one.
    Nice one.
    Nice one.
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    623
  19. JackD

    Black Hyacinths

    Ha ha ............Midnight Mystique , I have 3 bulbs on order !!Nathan.
    Ha ha ............Midnight Mystique , I have 3 bulbs on order !!Nathan.
    Ha ha ............Midnight Mystique , I have 3 bulbs on order !!Nathan.
    Ha ha ............Midnight Mystique , I have 3 bulbs on order !!Nathan.
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    606
  20. JAB

    Any suggestions for a "dwarf" hedge ?

    Sorry JAB but I have a correction to make I should have said Euonymus, not Eleagnus.I tend to get them two mixed up.I've looked it up now ,Euonymus Fortunei varietys.
    Sorry JAB but I have a correction to make I should have said Euonymus, not Eleagnus.I tend to get them two mixed up.I've looked it up now ,Euonymus Fortunei varietys.
    Sorry JAB but I have a correction to make I should have said Euonymus, not Eleagnus.I tend to get them two mixed up.I've looked it up now ,Euonymus Fortunei varietys.
    Sorry JAB but I have a correction to make I should have said Euonymus, not Eleagnus.I tend to get them two mixed up.I've looked it up now ,Euonymus Fortunei varietys.
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,145
  21. holly

    hedge prob

    Holly I've found an artical in the R H S journal May 2003. Box blight (cylindrocladium buxicola). Basically it says:- 'brown spots on leaves which fall rapidly, black streaks on small...
    Holly I've found an artical in the R H S journal May 2003. Box blight (cylindrocladium buxicola). Basically it says:- 'brown spots on leaves which fall rapidly, black streaks on small stems. Can survive for more than a year in the soil Fungicide containing penconazole (scotts fungus...
    Holly I've found an artical in the R H S journal May 2003. Box blight (cylindrocladium buxicola). Basically it says:- 'brown spots on leaves which fall rapidly, black streaks on small stems. Can survive for more than a year in the soil ...
    Holly I've found an artical in the R H S journal May 2003. Box blight (cylindrocladium buxicola). Basically it says:- 'brown spots on leaves which fall rapidly, black streaks on small...
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    751
  22. kath57

    Stipa Gigantia

    Thanks for that Pete, will give them the chop, neighbours cat has now decided to use one of the as a looRegards Kathleen
    Thanks for that Pete, will give them the chop, neighbours cat has now decided to use one of the as a looRegards Kathleen
    Thanks for that Pete, will give them the chop, neighbours cat has now decided to use one of the as a looRegards Kathleen
    Thanks for that Pete, will give them the chop, neighbours cat has now decided to use one of the as a looRegards Kathleen
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    759
  23. Pauli

    Geranium

    Geranium endressii and G. x oxonianum families both produce lots of leaves and flowers. Cut them hard back as soon as flowering finishes and you will get a repeat show of flowers later in the...
    Geranium endressii and G. x oxonianum families both produce lots of leaves and flowers. Cut them hard back as soon as flowering finishes and you will get a repeat show of flowers later in the season. It also avoids all the inferior seedlings as they cross hybridise easily. We use a strimmer here...
    Geranium endressii and G. x oxonianum families both produce lots of leaves and flowers. Cut them hard back as soon as flowering finishes and you will get a repeat show of flowers later in the season. It also avoids all the inferior seedlings as...
    Geranium endressii and G. x oxonianum families both produce lots of leaves and flowers. Cut them hard back as soon as flowering finishes and you will get a repeat show of flowers later in the...
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    618
  24. melvin

    magnolia's

    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost...
    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost to the fill. Replant and firm soil well (don't allow the plant to rock in the wind. Water well (avoid...
    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost to the fill. Replant and firm soil well (don't...
    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost...
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    607
  25. LittleD

    hedges for screen

    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food...
    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food from the soil. If anything can manage it privet can, although the gold leaved one dosen't grow as...
    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food from the soil. If anything can manage it privet...
    Sounds like the conifers are pretty big. If so I would asume it could be a bit difficult to establish a hedge close to the base of these trees. Due to the conifers taking all the moisture and food...
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    537
  26. Steve

    Can you help

    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
    Steve,Cheshire Gardening Club, you could also call on 0161 962 5381. Could be a start.Nathan.
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    652
  27. mike h

    any ideas plse?

    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
    virburnums thrive in clay and dont mind shade, there are also many types with flowers in the winter months
    Replies:
    9
    Views:
    591
  28. Glen

    Clay

    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it...
    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it right its O K. Firstly you have to wait till spring until it starts to dry out digging and walking on...
    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it right its O K. Firstly you have to wait till spring...
    I would think that as the garden has been under some kind of cultivation, when you say clay, you mean a clay soil. Which although heavy is not a problem, I also have clay, and if you treat it...
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    641
  29. angie

    North West Facing Garden

    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
    My husband is big on sunbathing and I am big on growing things so this is pretty good news. Thank you.
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    5,139
  30. Laura

    Delphiniums

    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just...
    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just incase they are on the move.
    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just incase they are on the move.
    Lets hope it was one sprouting. Any way I would not think a month is an excessive amount of time. especially considering they have been moved around quite a bit. Dont let them get frosted just...
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    664
  31. fothers

    clematis plugs

    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they...
    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they will have grown three foot or so. Dave
    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they will have grown three foot or so. Dave
    Lisa build a little frame to it sits in the pot this will help the new growth to be supported and if I was you don't be in a rush to put them out not before the end may, you will find by may they...
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    1,075
  32. New London Gardener

    Another Cat Question

    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
    I would clean the faeces away, and keep it clear for a while before planting produce in that place. The fluffy substance is probably a bacteria of some kind.Nathan.
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    539
  33. Clive

    Moss

    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
    If you pile it up in a corner somewhere the birds will take a lot of it for nest building in spring.
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    550
  34. Anna

    Concrete

    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
    If you do use gravel make sure it is at least 20mm or cats will use it as a toilet. Save money by buying from a builders merchants rather than a garden centre.
    Replies:
    5
    Views:
    591
  35. Rosie

    Dogs

    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
    I think getting rid of your dogs is a bit drastic although I have two myself and the lawn never looks as good as I would like.
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    591
  36. matt

    Ideas for rocks/stones

    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for...
    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for support. Don't know how you would do it yourself though as I would imagine you would need some pretty...
    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for support. Don't know how you would do it yourself though...
    I have seen rock sculptures in various places eg country house gardens, chelsea flower show. The rocks/stones have a hole drilled through the middle and are then strung onto a steel rod for...
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    496

Thread Display Options

Loading...
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice