Seasoned gardeners

Good afternoon everyone,

I've just spent another wadge of time just trawling through the posts on here and I have to say that I'm just so in awe of you all. I see there are some very experienced gardeners on here who seem to have all of the answers, and so quickly! You're all amazing and I know that any time I get stuck (which trust me is going to be an awful lot) you'll all be on hand with invaluable help and advice. I'm enjoying gardening more than I ever thought I would but I'm not so great at it! And as for identifying anything or suggesting if it's friend or foe, or where it should or shouldn't grow *sigh* maybe one day! That said, I haven't killed anything (though I'm sure there will be lots of opportunity!) and my garden is looking healthier than when we moved in just under a year ago. Only problem is its rented we don't own. How I wish we did. Have to be a little careful what I do and of course spending a lot isn't wise but if I keep chipping away at it I think I'll have a garden to be reasonably proud of - with all of your help and expertise of course! Heather. I've gotta get me a catchy screen name! xx

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  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,155

    try to get cuttings from friends .that spread and will flower year after year .

  • Margaret7Margaret7 Posts: 26

    I have gardened for many years Heather,but only became involved with this website last week, and I too am amazed at how helpful,friendly and informative everyone is.
    i have learnt, and in fact been reminded, so much with all the comments it has already become a part of my day.

    Good luck with your garden, and I too need a catchy screen name.

  • Thanks Archiepem. To our complete surprise come spring this year, our barren dead looking bank of "mud" around the patio in the back garden came to life, so we do thankfully have an element of perennials out back (assuming perennials is the right term!) which is helping an awful lot, its out of control to say the least, and one plant in particular (yellow flowering Lysimachia, can't remember the exact name) certainly likes to take over however its pretty enough and fills a space. Hopefully when it starts to come up next spring, now I know what it is, I can try to tame it a bit. Several places do need planting however so I will aim for cuttings I think. I've paid out a bit for some plants for the front but obviously big jobs and endless payout isn't going to be the way to go. x

     

  • Hi Margaret7, good to meet you. This site is fantastic isn't it, I love it. Happy gardening x

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,088

    Hi Heather and Margaret, image

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 28,189

    Hi ladies  image

    You could start a thread if you're looking for name suggestions  - but beware- you might get a few cheeky ones imageimage

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • addictaddict Posts: 659

    Hello H & M image Fairly new here myself. 

    Margaret seeds are wonderful things too and so readily available. Ask neighbours for those too. Most will be more than willing to share.

  • Hi nutcutlet and fairygirl. Now yours are names I've seen on here a lot, you guys know your stuff! Great to meet you.;

    A thread for a name......I might give it a go and I think I might be able to cope with the odd cheeky suggestion image

    Addict - another name I recognise! Good to know you. Def going to get some seeds, especially for the veg patch, which as we speak is 7 feet high in bramles and goodness alone knows what else. That's my next challenge!

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,925

    Hi Heather. I know if its rented you will not want to go to the expense of a proper greenhouse. But at the moment little poly greenhouses are being sold off cheap in asda and tesco. I have one from Lidl i bought as an overflow for hardening off seedlings. last year I took on next doors garden and turned the dog run into a flower patch. it won't last long, but its useful for cuttings and seedlings to amass plants for filling a big space cheaply. Most people will let you have a cutting or two off of plants. I usually go for 6 cuttings, as if you have one it's sure to die. If you have six they all take and you have 5 for swaps and giveaways.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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