Bookertoo


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Metal obelisk or willow wigwam for sweet peas?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:39

Indeed as Obelixx says, the willow will look great with your sweet peas, and last about as long!  Metal lasts longer, how long depends upon what you paid for it in the first place, and of what it is made - but there is something special about organic support for beautiful flowers like sweet peas - either way the flowers should hide it virtually completely so it probabaly won't matter anyway - except to you of course.  

For whom do we garden .............

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 11:37

Near the back door, where it could be seen from the window where I use my computer, I had a pot of gorgeous yellow crocus.  Just to cheer up the day when it was grey and dull - or so I thought.  First the birds came and removed and presumably ate, all the bright golden petals.  Then came the squirrels, who dug up the now denuded bulbs, and ate those - I watched them holding them as a hamster does a peanut!!  I am left with a pot of dull brown compost with a few root systems in it to support - nothing!!  Remind me, why do we garden - and for whom ...........?

New and having problems

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:35

Reckon it's a Friday afternoon job then!! No-one there to look - pity, hope it gets sorted for you all soon. 

Unusual Cowslip seeding

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:31

Primulas will do these sort of things - basically, keep it if you like it, pull it out if you don't - can't stop bees doing their thing - thank goodness!

New and having problems

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:29

Welcome, though I am sorry to say I cannot be of any help to you with your IT issues, I assume you've tried the 'settings' button top right of this page?  If that doesn't help maybe contact the web site?

Anyway, welcome to the site, lovely to have new people join it the chats.  

Munstead, Hidcote or ................?

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:26

Lavender and roses - yummy - can we really believe that is going to happen?

Seedlings in greenhouse

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:25

At this time of year you get tiny little black and green keel slugs in the greenhouse, they are a bigger problem than any other slugs in the garden  -  they are very picky about what they eat - usually the most expensive or precious things you have!!  As someone else says, nothing else leaves that slime trail - keep looking, they are there, probably under the top inch or so of the soil/compost, under leaves - hiding away to destroy where they can.

Cloche/mini greenhouse made out of bubblewrap

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:22

If you use bubble wrap alone it will keep out alot of light, and we are now at the time of year when as much light as possible is needed for your plants.  Try the builders merchants if you have one near you, for someheavy weight clear plastic, sold by the metre, then fix it with strong parcel tape or duck tape.  It is worth putting bricks or something on the ground bars it to stop it blowing away, or use the pegs sold for rose arches to fix them to the ground.  If you have a hedge or strong shrubs nearby you can tie it to those with good string. 

Mind, if you spend that much on it, you might want to wait and save up for s small cloche or tiny greenhouse made of wood or aluminium - some are not expensive if you add up all the bits you might need to keep the one you have grounded and watertight.  

My first Hedgehog inhabitant

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 15:17

How wonderful.  We used to have one but he/she has gone elsewhere or didn't make it through some heavy winters.  I'd love to have some more, they are so good to help get rid of slugs as well as being a charming additon to the garden. 

Veronicastrums and heleniums

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 12:53

Close planting helps for support, twigs and sticks from prunings, wire meshes when young - looks awful for a few weeks but soon disappear.  Some things lying abut loook lovely anyway. 

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