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I am useless, I know nothing about gardening, please try not to laugh...

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LeoTheLateBloomer Sun 09-Oct-11 08:36:34

Seriously, I am clueless blush

Earlier in the summer a neighbour very kindly planted some pots for me to add some colour to my garden. Now they're looking rather tired and dead but I'm not sure what to do blush (told you I was clueless!)

Do I just dig the dead'uns out and leave the soil in the pots?

I've also got some bean plants that have had their day. Do I do the same to those?

Thank you smile

HoneyPablo Sun 09-Oct-11 08:38:55

With the pots you can pull up all the old plants and plant some bulbs to come up in the spring.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 09-Oct-11 08:44:47

What HoneyPablo said about the bulbs. Then stick something like a variegated ivy in plus a cyclamen. You'll get some colour for now then bulbs to look forward to.

LeoTheLateBloomer Sun 09-Oct-11 08:45:47

Ooh that sounds good, thanks!

(And for not laughing wink)

WynkenBlynkenandNod Sun 09-Oct-11 08:46:35

Forgot winter pansies, you could chuck some of them in too.

IHeartKingThistle Sun 09-Oct-11 10:49:38

You might want to stick some fresh compost in there too.

plipplops Wed 12-Oct-11 14:23:38

And yes, just pull up the beans.

Fixture Wed 12-Oct-11 16:48:23

Primroses and euonymous are good for winter too smile

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