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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Yesterday at 19:13

...also chicky, if you want seeds of this just pm me

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Yesterday at 19:12

Chicky, as with everything this year the lavatera are unusually tall, just over 1 metre. Normally more like .6 of a metre. They much prefer the rather poor sandy soil in the bed just outside my fence. When I have grown them on the main flower bed which gets mulched with compost and more TLC, they don't seem too happy.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 19:08

I was very impressed philippa.

Composting

Posted: Yesterday at 18:42

medavid, you can add plant material from your garden when you cut things back for the winter. Also Privet cuttings, grass cuttings etc.

Future Time Team

Posted: Yesterday at 18:40

When I was 10, we lived for a short while in Surrey. My father taught me how to use oil paints, gave me a canvas, improvised an easel and told me to go off and paint something. Hours later I returned from the building site in the woods near by, covered in paint and very pleased that I had found this dear little house to paint; it was an old fashioned Port-a-loo.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: Yesterday at 18:29

Mrs G, love the sunglasses on the tree as well as the rope railing

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 Annual Lavatera from seed that I collected last year.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 18:21

Nut and I went to a garden in Peterborough today. It was a real lesson in what can be done with a smallish suburban garden. I think it was about 28m long and 8 or 9m wide.

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 Apart from some lovely planting and a large circular lawn, they had so many seating areas. This is the main table on the terrace.

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 An arbour with a grapevine and rustic bench.

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 A table and chairs in front of a weeping willow.

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 A sunken area with ferns.

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 A curious cucumber

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 An artisan crafted fire basket.

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 They still managed to create a spacious feel.

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 ....and had a great selection of cakes

Flower power

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 18:45

If you can remember the 60's, you couldn't have been there

hollyhocks

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 18:43

When the seed heads are really dry, you could harvest the seeds.

How to grow spinach

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 18:39

Winter Giant for the Winter. Spinach does seem to need watering a lot to avoid bolting. I got some seedlings that I think were called Picasso last year; best spinach ever, for early summer planting. All the best spinach I have grown has been sown in March/April/May, perhaps because the temperature/moisture is best then.

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Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 18:51

Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Last Post: 11/09/2014 at 21:31

Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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Last Post: 08/09/2014 at 13:01

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Last Post: 23/07/2014 at 16:42

Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 19:55

Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Last Post: 30/07/2014 at 09:23

Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Last Post: 11/07/2014 at 12:54

Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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Last Post: 03/07/2014 at 03:25

bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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Last Post: 26/07/2014 at 18:50

What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 22:32

Cuttings

Advice needed on propagation 
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Last Post: 10/05/2014 at 20:54

Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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