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Are you still planting any seeds?

Posted: 23/06/2017 at 09:56

No I got nothing appearing, but all were from the same online seller, so I'm thinking I'll try again with some fresh seed from some reputable supplier. Its not a particularly sluggy garden. Didn't know they were normally reliable so thanks for that info. Its easy to become discouraged sometimes isnt it.

Are you still planting any seeds?

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 23:24

I have never had any luck germinating Chinese veg, tried pak choi, bok choi, mizuna. Nothing zero. I really like pak choi, maybe I should try again.

Pulling up garlic

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 22:31

Damn! I thought I could grow and store a years worth.  Better start eating it faster then. I never know where to store anything, and lost a lot of onions last year. I don't have anywhere that doesnt bake when it gets hot. 

Pond water

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 22:13

Hi GD sorry if you are losing plants, but you are rushing something that takes time to balance. I wouldn't change water, or put vinegar in (is there any evidence for this?) and definitely don't take water from established ponds, this doesn't help anything but does spread disease. There is nothing wrong, it's just new. 

Colour in the garden - had a disaster

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 23:31

I picked one, and put it in a vase with some calendula and some geum. Its....okay. Sort of. Back to what auntyranch said though, they will be over by the time the hot colours come out. So live with it for this year, definitely. Maybe ill like them by next year.

Colour in the garden - had a disaster

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 08:49

Should have said, suppliers already knew, so other people must have complained already. 

Colour in the garden - had a disaster

Posted: 07/06/2017 at 08:47

Hi, it won't be yellow and blue, the irises were the only yellow, so it will be

blue irises, lots of orange, some reds. Hmmm.

suppliers very sorry and full refund or replacement already offered. I did suggest coming round to dig them up !

Colour in the garden - had a disaster

Posted: 06/06/2017 at 22:35

I have a real issue not liking some colours, or some combinations, and I do normally choose where to put a plant just according to colour...stupid huh? It's not been fantastically successful but I'm finding it difficult to change.

i planned  hot colours border, and many things have already gone in, though aren't in flower yet. lots of orange and reds are expected. I was totally shocked when the iris (yellow queen it was) have come up a cool blue. Can't believe it. 300 I think. 

should I take them out, or can I live with it? I'm pretty horrified. 

Plant ID

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 23:08

Do you like it then pp? I normally like good doers, but im thinking of getting rid. I do have lots though.

Plant ID

Posted: 05/06/2017 at 17:21

Yknow i think it might be evening primrose. I have a shrubby one, its not that. Flowers soon.

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Colour in the garden - had a disaster

How to change and be more relaxed 
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Plant ID

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Weed identification

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Rabbit trap (live)

Types, bait, releasing 
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Searches (again)

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Carex pendula digging up

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Lining the walls? Painting? 
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Growing conditions 
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Plant losses, phormium, fatsia japonica

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Rose garden - height, space etc

Planning new rose borders 
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