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Summer has arrived

Posted: 10/07/2013 at 13:17

 Any idea what this red fella might be ?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 00:30

the purple and white flowers i have no idea , nor the smaller white ones you might make out a sweetpea they dont seem to want to climb the trellis yet.

Summer has arrived

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 00:27

This little patch decided its time to get on with flowering not sure what i have there

Hi folks, can you name these please :)

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:32

we don't have access to your c drive you need to upload them here or another site and link to them from here if your on a pc you should see a picture of a tree click on that to open the uploader for this thread

what am I growing?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 23:27

hmm could be , i have stocks already but they are about a foot high

thank you both for that one

what am I growing?

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 22:07

Hi things are appearing but I don't know what they are so any help would be appreciated identifying them .

how about this little thing near my rhubarb



Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:59

I dont mind them if i manage to grab them low down as my fingers are fairly tough and they don't seem to sting its when they get your arms that annoys me.


Weeding would be quite relaxing if it wasn't for the d*^! NETTLES.

ahem sorry about that




Posted: 07/07/2013 at 17:48

hi just in from weeding and thinning my hands are all aglow with nettle stings and the odd thistle. Think my preferance is for the thistle as they only hurt briefly. I still don't know whats in my big scatter and sow beds apart from grass thistles and nettles but there looks to be 100's of poppys almost ready to burst in to colour.

Its an awkward bed its about 5-6 feet wide and how do you go about weeding and thinning out without trampling all the plants?

I have considered blasing a trail down the middle so i can get in and weed and thin. Is there a better way?

well time for a coffee and let the burning subside any suggestions for weeding and thinning greatfully received

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 21:31

Hi just checking in , not dead yet but busy with things still got  a few bits to get out before they go to seed in the greenhouse. Weeding is at a tricky stage lots of growth but how much is desirable and how much not i really don't know. If the weather improves i might get time to post a few pics to see what to keep and what to dig up nettles and thistles i'n good with, oh and wild mustard those yellow flowers get everywhere.

Is there a purple flower that looks a bit like a dead nettle?


hollyhock growth

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:24

your doing better than me still barely out the ground just sitting there  

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