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Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:54

Believe it or not but i killed a lobelia, i put it in semi shade, in a moist ruch soil, and it died.. I guess they don't like clay. I think last year (1st in garden) i killed 4 plants, the lobellia, a delphinium (eaten by slugs), Blue Verbascum (eaten by slugs), a tree heather (not sure what killed it to be honest just went brown, cheif suspect was the cold easterly winds). 

I can't complain too much 4 from dozens and dozens of plants can't be too bad.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 13:19

Vedun is blue boa the "hardy" agastache that just came out? Have you planted it out or keeping it contained to help overwinter? I really like the look of it, but always begrudge paying good money for plants with "iffy" hardyness.

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 16:33


How to keep Globemasters big?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 15:26

Quite possibly, although i would say it's only really felt like spring up here for about a month now. It went from 3deg to 18deg in a space of a week. So more like wintersummer, with no spring hehe, so everything is all screwed, the daffs i planted only finnished flowering about 4 weeks ago.

How to keep Globemasters big?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 15:14

It really is amazing how different things are around the country, the alliums i planted in the autumn, haven't even flowered yet, and you guys are talking about them dieing down! Things have been very slow to get going up north

They look like the flowers are just about to start coming out any time now though! (i hope)

Good nice looking water butt advice?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 12:57

I would have a word with john here see what he can make for you. I recently got him to make me a half barrel with tap in it for another purpose. I'm sure he'll be able to make a good looking oak water butt.

Best Compost 2013

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 21:39

I decided i needed another raised bed for my corgettes and squash in the veg patch. 

Consequently i needed to fill it with 150L of something, so thought i'd mix some MPC and grow bag compost in it. Happened to be in B&Q, and saw some opened (someone else had poked a hole) large bags of Verve MPC. I have to say it looked quite nice, so i bought a 125L bag for about £5.79. Have to say when i opened my bag and started to fill the bed, i was quite impressed, way better than the last lot of JAB stuff i bought. 


Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 17:04

I don't feel so bad now.. mine looks the same


weedkiller in peat-free compost??

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:49

I've stopped using MPC and just use grow bags now, the compost generally costs the same and does not seem to have as much rubbish in them.

female dogs

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 12:25

Not really, i have to follow him round with a watering can alot of the time. Particularly when he finds a new plant attractive, he's getting better but there are a couple of plants i just can't keep him off, one being a morracan mint, which is only really only there for it's scent so i just let him pee on it, then cut back the damage shoots, there is always plenty of growth to replace it. 

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Geranium pratense 'Purple Haze'

Got seedlings but their not purple... 
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