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Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:36

Gardeners Calender by the Moon 29 June - 4th July

29/30th June Leaf Days - Take cuttings from spring flowering shrubs and remove suckers from roses and fruit trees. No gardening after 3.15pm on 30th - Moon furthest point away from earth in orbit.

1/2/3 July Fruit days Prune Fan Fruit trees, removing fruitless stems. Pinch out growing tips of tomatoes to encourage fruiting and do the same with cucumbers and courgettes and pumpkins.This accelerates the formation of crops.

4/5/6 July Root Days Harvest early potatoes. Lift garlic/onions and shallots. Plant out leeks sown 19/20 May Thin out carrots and chicory sown 16/17 June and Winter radish sown 24-26 june. On 6th No gardening before 3.55pm.

Happy Gardeing

 

 

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 11:39

Thanks for all the info.

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 11:55

Oh my giddy aunt - Sounds like a Triffid - Aren't you worried that it might try to eat you?!!

 

Thanks for info - so glad to find someone who knows about these. Garden Centres seem to look on them as just a novelty and tell me to read the labels.

Gardening by the Moon

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 15:06

Lunar Calender 19th - 27th June

Sorry for gap - Been away unexpectedly..

19/20/21June Leaf Days  Cut and dry herbs. Sow Chinese Lettuce and Endive. renew sowing of lettuce using varieties that are happy in hot weather. In preference grow in shade.

22/23 June Fruit Days Sow more cucumbers and courgettes. Water well when growing well without wetting leaves.

24/25/26 June Root Days Sow beetroot/winter radish and swede.

27/28 June Flowers Prune shrubs whose flowers have nearly finished. Plant out broccoli sown 21/22 May

 

Happy gardening

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 14:22

Hi treehugger. Thank you so much for letting me know this - I did wonder when and if they gave up! Will tell Boots the Cat to stop interfering! What would you recommend as a third choice to add to the range?

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 16:59

Hi treehugger - According to the labels I have one Sarracenia which has swallowed 2 houseflies today and one Dionaea which seems to prefer mini flies and midges! Boots the Bengal sniffed the latter this morning and was shocked to feel it close up around his whiskers - not a happy cat!!

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:37

Books don't seem to mention what they need, and Garden Centres useless so thanks for advice. I am using pond water which they love. Will now pot on. They say you need three different varieties in kitchen to be effective - I bought 2 to start with any ideas for a third? I have one big bottle shaped one (the one to re-pot) and 1 classic venus fly trap. I've seen some sticky ferny one's - any good

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 13:33

Great news - Thank you, will get out the GIANT pruners, my white broom The Bride were stunning again this year, but I really don't want 10million babies!!

Broom

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:13

When is the best time to prune broom and how hard do I prune it. Seed heads forming now and bushes a good 2 metres wide (1 metre high) and only 2yrs old. Did not touch them last year but now they are taking over despite being stunning when in flower.

Insect Eating Plants

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 11:11

I have just bought 2 insect eating plants to munch up the flies in the kitchen. They are thriving, and no flies around at last. But - one is too big for its pot. What sort of soil do I use to transplant it. I thought aquatic soil because the plants rest in water all the time, but not sure. All advice welcome.

Discussions started by biofreak

Broom

Pruning 
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Insect Eating Plants

What soil to use 
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Will fruit hold? 
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Dividing Plants? 
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Sawfly -Gooseberries

Prevention 
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To mix or not to mix? 
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Polytunnels

Can I get new covers? 
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Polytunnels

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First Spring Flowers

Disappointment & Joy 
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Robins

Husband and Wife or just 'pals'? 
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Rose Pruning

Could I prune now? 
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Brussel Sprouts

Growing in Pots? 
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Swedes & Turnips

Is it worth persevering? 
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Potatoes

Growing in Bags 
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