Getting Started In Your Garden
Being a beginner gardener can be a little daunting. This section is all about sharing beginners advice, choosing the right plants, garden designs and inspiration to help get you started.

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BloomingBride
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Started by BloomingBride 12 months ago
Hi Guys Had to share this with you, I finally got round to starting on my Garden now that the wedding is over! What do you think?? I've only started ...
carolb
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Feeling happy today Natalie, my clematis is beginning grow again and has little green buds on it 🙂 Hoping that the slug...
Charles71
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Started by Charles71 1 year ago
I live in the north east of England and am going to try and grow the above plant in the garden. I have read on a few sites that the leaves need to be...
yellowclare
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Started by yellowclare 1 year ago
HiI would like to encourage my children to grow some seeds this spring. What are the best varieties to try and when can we start sowing them?Many than...
Ednaduck
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Also have a look at the RHS campaign for school gardening website. https://schoolgardening.rhs.org.uk.  Its full of in...
yellowclare
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Started by yellowclare 1 year ago
HiMy garden has areas of heavy clay soil. When wet this becomes water-logged and why hot the soil bakes. What are the best sorts of shrubs and perenni...
Ednaduck
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Great list Florexpert! Thank you. Make sure you also keep adding plenty pf organic matter to your soil to help improv...
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Started by jallan 1 year ago
I'm in the process of clearing an allotment at present and I'm looking for an app that helps me plan the layout, paths, fruit trees etc. Getting a bit...
Ednaduck
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I've always struggled to find a good app/ website for this too, so I'll give yours a go Gardening_Graham. Thank you. ...
BloomingBride
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Started by BloomingBride 1 year ago
Ok people,Having moved into my house in August and focusing on redecorating I think this year is the year I need to focus on my Garden (and it will gi...
old git
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A really broad question, but congratulations on getting married, a fine institution.The thing is are you wanting vegetab...
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Started by Ryanguevara1983 1 year ago
I need to cover an unsightly (horizontal) beam of wood and am hoping to use plants. The idea is to place troughs on top of the beam, and grow trailin...
Rosyposy
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Hi Ryanguevara1983If you want some colour too have you thought about aubretia? They're not fast growing but I love them....
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Started by Vmbannister 1 year ago
I planted low level beds two years ago, they were great first year but last summer produced little or plants bolted. I used chicken manure to give the...
Rosyposy
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Hi VmbannisterEveryone seems to have lots of advice on raised beds. My sister has 2 raised beds in her allotment and she...
EssenceofDittany
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Started by EssenceofDittany 2 years ago
I have a small balcony off my kitchen, it is south facing and protected from wind.Any ideas what fruit or veg I could grow out on it?
Gardening_Graham
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Hi RosyPosy,yep, the Egg&Chips will grow anywhere sheltered and in full sun, apparently the potato roots will help the a...
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Started by NewHomeNewGarden 2 years ago
I wouldn't say I am a complete beginner gardener, however when it comes to hedging I have no idea.In my back garden I have a low fence between myself ...
NewHomeNewGarden
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Someone had suggested that I should try Lonicera nitida and that they make a lovely informal hedge? I'm planning on grow...

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