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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:29

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/32677.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Shade House

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 Tunnel right

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 Tunnel left.

Hope they all survive the Winter.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 14:27

All the frames (and we have a 30 foot long run of them) are full of baby plants, the Tunnel is full of baby plants, the shade house is full of plants, her greenhouse is full of seedlings and the Cuttings frame is packed with not ready to plant up baby plants. I think I might have gone a tad over the top this year.

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 The greenhouse

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 A frame

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 A frame

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 Cuttings frame

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 More full frames

 

RUBBLE IN GARDEN

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 21:23

If you can, then get rid. We have taken over 30 tons of  rubbish like this from the garden (and yes I do mean 30).

However, many of our grass paths still have a thick layer of broken brick etc. underneath them. You cannot put a fork in , in a lot of places without hearing the dread, 'Clunk' as you hit something solid.

Also there is a largish area, covered now in Bamboo, where there is a layer of about 18 inches of top soil over a solidish concrete surface. The Bamboo may now have put its roots through cracks and in to the whatever is underneath.

 

Help Identify Plant?

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 17:54

It is only toxic if you eat it.

In fact the very young stems of P. esculenta were eaten, cooked like Asparagus.

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/poison/Phytoam.htm

I like the plant myself, we have a few dotted around, but we do not have anyone visiting who is daft enough to eat the berries.

 

Warning!

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 15:39

Be careful with Nigella too, amazing what Love in a mist brings up.

Now you know why proper Botanical names are so  important!

Lycoris americana  shares the same name as Colchitum too!

Bramley Apple Tree

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 21:00

Well, we do have three freezers, but mostly our apples go into store. They usually last until April, depending on the severity of the winter and the ingress of rodents.

There is no point making Cider or Apple wine, sadly I am allergic to alcohol so never drink the stuff.

advice with Allium

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 20:57

A bit early but they do make their growth over winter and they are from the coldest part of Caucasus and Steppes, so they will survive.

Moles AND Crane flies

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 17:41

That is how I do it, except that I tend to wear very soil covered gloves, to avoid leaving my scent in the run.

Great if your runs are easy to reach, ours are below a thick layer of brick rubble.

Bramley Apple Tree

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 17:39

Well, we too have been apple picking today, but our tree is more like 30 feet tall and produced over 300 pounds of apples.

Severe pruning has been carried out.

Scab is not uncommon this year and Bramley does seem to get it. They are still usable, just need peeling.

Spray over winter with a Winter Oil wash and then  in Spring and Summer with a suitable fungicide (if you use such things) or Copper sulphate if you can get it still.

 

WHEN DID IT ALL start for you .... ..... .... . . . ..

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 21:36

I started when I was about 11 because I was Travel sick! No one else in the family was remotely interested in gardening.

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