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Latest posts by AllotmentMax

Timing for seedling planting with this weather?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 22:36
I wish I had a proper greenhouse! I have one of those hexagonal plastic covered things. It's better than nothing but can only really use it for seedlings etc. Not enough room for toms in grow bags etc. Still a bit of a beginner at all this, but things going ok. Can anyone give me advice on passion flowers? I didn't cut it back and at the mo it looks pretty sad. Should I cut it back and see if it climbs again and treat it like my Clematis??? Could it just be the cold? Can I feed it? What's best?


Posted: 06/05/2012 at 22:18
Yes, plugs around 2-3inches. Should grow well once potted up. I cut my others back almost to the ground every year and they are a couple of feet already. Think i'll put one to climb up near front door. Not sure about the other?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 22:10
Rob - watch your hostas! Slugs love them. I only plant them in pots. Inka- great photos. Makes my garden look pretty plain. It's just a suburban semi garden, but hope to make it a transform over the years. Great day, busy afternoon! Cut grass, patched it up a bit. Cleaned the patio, took ages and lots of elbow grease! Was gonna sit and watch Silent Witness but it's a repeat. Kids in bed, I'm knackered ...... Hope weather good tomorrow.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 21:50
Hey what a great day! Went out for lunch then could so easily have took a nap, but weather so nice! Got the lawn cut and filled a few bare patches with seed. Set up a contraption of string and tin foil so the birds don't eat it all!! Spent the rest of the evening cleaning the patio, pure elbow grease as with the hosepipe ban could not use jet wash. Took me an hour or two. Finally, garden looking fairly neat and tidy again. Hope weather is nice tomorrow. Red sky at night . ............... !

What's it like in your garden?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 23:11
Well done with dahlias, pricked mine out then got eaten by a clever slug in my greenhouse overnight!!!!!! Trying again. Loads of Nemesia to prick out.

What's it like in your garden?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 22:13
Everything looks green and plump. The blossom on my apple tree is a couple of weeks late. Aquilegias have lots of buds but no flowers yet. Just taking so long for everything to warm up and get going. My toms are still tiny, yet cucumber at four leaf stage. Courgettes really struggling even in the cold frame.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 22:06
The river in our town has burst it's banks and the swan has lost it's nest. Every year it sits on the other side of the river, but it had no chance! Hope it manages to make a new nest when the water backs down.

Timing for seedling planting with this weather?

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:14
I planted seeds today, but things are slower than usual due to the cold. Have covered all in fleece in hope of helping them along. Green house full of bedding plants tho'.

Talkback: Cats in the garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:05
Having been a cat owner I love them. But next doors cats love our garden more than their own. I just put twigs across my veg so they can't get to them. Plant your Borders full to the brim so there's no soil for them to mess in and no particular problem! The only thing is we don' get many birds as they all get scared off! They do seem to love lazing on the kids trampoline tho!! Well they would if we had any sun!!

Talkback: How to grow sunflowers from seed

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 20:57
My three children have challenged each other to a competition too. My friend has the allotment next to our so have given her three boys some seeds too. We have planted them all in various different places, including the garden so will see who comes out tops! I have promised the winner a prize. Feel it should be garden, flower related so any ideas appreciated?

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