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shallot harvest

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 20:10

The foliage is all laid down, mostly brown but some green remaining. The weather for the rest of the week is decidedly monsoon-like, and I won't be around to harvest next week. The only space I have for drying/storage is in the house. What would you do?

 

Seaside grass

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 12:52
Wow, lots of options, thanks. What's in the picture?

Coldframe

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 11:11
If I had loads of time and skill i'd make something as anything I can afford will no doubt be overpriced and on the flimsier side.

Seaside grass

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 10:51
Looking for a grass species to use in a seashore themed container garden, ideally good for wildlife and providing year round interest of some sort. Any ideas?

Coldframe

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:57
Thanks! Is yours real glass? It's a relatively sheltered garden though the fence panels can move a bit when it's really windy.

Coldframe

Posted: 09/08/2015 at 14:32
Our plastic mini greenhouse was damaged in high winds so we're thinking of getting one of these. It will be on a patio against a fence- will it still be vulnerable to wind, and will it need fixing down?

http://m.primrose.co.uk/lacewing-2ft6-1ft10-double-door-wooden-cold-frame-growhouse-p-49991.html?cPath=696_3595_2270&src=mob_listn?http://m.primrose.co.uk/lacewing-2ft6-1ft10-double-door-wooden-cold-frame-growhouse-p-49991.html?cPath=696_3595_2270&src=mob_list

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 10:43

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/84791.jpg?width=521&height=350&mode=max

 Wow, some great recycling! I'm largely looking for ideas for plants/styles of plants to use, ideally beneficial to wildlife. Sorry about the mess and the open gate, but you can see the area is quite narrow. The existing planters are falling apart. The gap had a plastic greenhouse, which was destroyed in windy weather over winter.

Elder

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:37

Does anyone know if elder plants are ever grafted? May be a coincidence, but under a plant identified here as an elder (though it's never flowered) we have lots of vine like elder, and now a small elder tree with flowers has sprung up behind the broome, I'll take a photo when it's not raining. Not sure how to take them out with other plants in the way and am loath to use weedkillers, any suggestions/experiences?

New lawn a bit sad.

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:35

How high was it before it was mown? They recommend taking no more than 1/3 of its length off at once. When our lawn was first laid I had to cut it with shears to start with.

 

Bring out your planters!

Posted: 13/07/2015 at 10:19

Our suburban garden has as much patio as anything else, and the planters we inherited are disintegrating. We're looking for inspiration for permanent pot arrangements to replace them with. I'm  a keen wildlife gardener but tend to go for hardy perennials and herbs, rather than anything too labour intensive. The spot is south facing, against a fence, and the depth is limited due to the opening of the garade door. What have you done with perennials in a container that you're proud of?

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shallot harvest

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Elder

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Bring out your planters!

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Poor Germination Rate

disappointed! 
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