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Posted: 31/05/2013 at 07:20

KEF, what a lovely old tree


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 07:05

KEF, I've had sweet peas out for nearly a month; they are sturdy and finally starting to put on some height. They are in pretty sheltered position.


Posted: 31/05/2013 at 06:38

Good morning all; it looks misty outside, it isn't too cold, could this be the day I finally get some gardening done?

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 06:32

Flax (linum perenne) is such a stunner and I adore my delphiniums and morning glory. The forget-me-nots that I will be pulling up later today are also a good blue.

Talkback: How to take softwood cuttings

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 06:26


Annoying Miracle-Gro advert

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 06:25

I use Mozilla with adblock, otherwise ads drive me potty

Moving tomatoes outside

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 06:23

I'm in East Anglia; I started hardening of the toms about 3 weeks ago; in G/H at night, out in the day for 10 days, then out all the time, still in 1 litre pots, then planted them in really big bags a few days ago. They are in a very protected, warm sun-trap area of the garden and seem to be not only surviving but actally growing.

Dwarf French beans

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 06:17

Twigs from trees would also work and they are free You may also need slug/snail repellent.

Advise please

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 06:13

I grow most herbs in pots on two tier staging by the back door, except for chives which self seed in fine gravel by the raised veg bed. In pots there are; 3 kinds of mint, 2 pots of oregano, hyssop, summer savoury (divine flavour), weeping rosemary and bay; these last 2 will go into the greenhouse over winter as lost all bays and well established rosemary over last 2/3 years. In the pots also; tarragon, parsley, chervil, (just realised it is getting too much sun, that is why it bolts) and sage. Dill, which is a bit of a battle to germinate, coriander and basil in the G/H. They won't come out into the open until weather is warmer.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 05:58

John H, I love the angles that you have created; they work very well. I can'y enlarge it, too techy for me, would love to see more pics of the veg area.

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