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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: Today at 20:15

No actual gardening, just contemplating growing ice plants, snowberry and frost flowers.

Greenhouse potting bench

Posted: Today at 20:12

It could be that the previous owner was using it as an alpine house, like this one at Wisley:

https://alitex.co.uk/bespoke-greenhouse-case-studies/new-greenhouse-alpines-rhs-wisley

If that doesn't interest you, you could grow strawberries in it or, as you say empty it out and refill with just pea gravel.

raised bed / brassicas

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 18:40

Yep, 7mm holes max.

How do I tell try the nationality of my bluebells

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 23:47

Ask them to pronounce 'perro'!

Surprise garden visitor this morning

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:05

Don't use milk aym, it gives them 'the runs'!  Cat food is good for them.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:01

Lovely VS & B-L!

I think they are Iberis sempervirens (perennial candytuft) and aubretia chicky.

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 21:14

It might not transplant well Lucid.  Poppies are renowned for not liking root disturbance and I'm sure I failed when trying it a few years ago.

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:38

Same here Darren which is why I doubted myself!  Must have germinated last autumn and grew through the mild winter.  I expect we'll see more of this sort of thing.

What to do with

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:17

I always plant pots of tulips in the border - if they don't appear next year they compost themselves!  Foxgloves transplant easily and I'm pretty sure canker is transmitted by airborne spores or insects so I wouldn't worry about the soil.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:08

The wind was a bit chilly but kept warm by planting two rows of 2nd earlies.  Dug up five lots of spanish bluebells which were just about to come into flower and replaced them with chionodoxa and tulips which I've grown mixed in 25cm pots just for this purpose and are both now starting to bloom. Don't you love it when a plan comes together?! 

First shoots also appeared on my lifted dahlias - thought that was never going to happen!

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Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 18:41

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42
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