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Latest posts by Aliesh

Ragged robin seeds

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 20:54

I collected some last year and sowed them this spring in the greenhouse, they germinated realy well, i have just planted them out, i don't know if they will flower this year but they are healthy plants.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 10:44
Verdun wrote 

Have a perennial heliotrope by my front door and the scent from that is wonderful.  The annual Marine....cherry merely a wannabe


I haven't heard of the perennial, i have Marine. Where can you buy this plant? is it similar to the annual? Thanks.

Tomato problems

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:30

Verdun i'm exited to. but my tomato plants are only just starting to flower up here in north Manchester. If this heatwave lats all month i to will soon be eating toms

What else have you been eating from your patch?

unknown plant growing every where-help!

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:23

Gayle i don't think the council will get rid of it for you, if it's in your garden it's your responsibility. As mentioned in the other repiles when you sell a property  with knotweed you have to by law let the buyer know about it. I realy hope you can destroy it. Good luck.

The daftest thing you've done in your garden

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:08

I went round to my friends house and she proudly showed me her tomato plants that a friend had given her, They looked realy lush and healthy, she then said " i have been pinching all the flowers out". She couldn't understand why i was laughing, i had to explian that she obviously wasn't listening to her freind when she told her to pinch out the side shoots. Silly girl 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:48

 This penstemon is beautifull this year, more flowers than last year.

 My first strawberrys yummy,


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 19:39

The bees in my garden are loving this penstomen


 It's funny watching them on the salvias they work their way up the flower like going up an helter skelter.

 Not sure if you can spot the bee on this one, not the pot with the dailia, but front of photo is flower spikes of hecura plum pudding the flowers are tiny but the bees love them.It's a good foliage plant and bee freindly to

bees also on snapdragon, verbenas, foxgloves, hardy geraniumns, sweet rocket,

raspberry flowers. The only problem i have is there are bees nesting in the cavity wall of our house, they are going in through a air vent brick!


Posted: 30/06/2013 at 08:50

I think its when they get cold then very warm during the day are you closing the greenhouse at night?

other people's profile

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 14:01

Hi, when i try to click on someone's profile   ( i like to see where people live ) my own keeps coming up. is anyone else having this problem?

Japanese Knotweed

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:05

Very interesting comments. We have two large areas of it on our family owned land where i have my allotment. One area my brother in law has been cutting down for the last two years. It has become a lot weaker  with constant cutting. the other area i have started on this year, it's difficult to chop as it's on a streep slope. We are thinking of using weedkiller . Swiss Sue how much leaf was on yours when you sprayed it? I have heard about injecting the stems but we have so much of it!  If we could get rid of it i would like to replant like a wild flower meadow but i don't know how long it will take or if it will come back. ITS THE WORST WEED ANYONE CAN HAVE!


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