Latest posts by bookmonster

Id please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 12:03

 It's the tall one with pinky flowers.

Id please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:55
Had this plant for a while but it's never flowered before, I have always assumed it's a weed.

last frost

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 09:08
Thanks! If they're still alive at the weekend I'll check the weather forecast then.

last frost

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:01
For those in the north of the UK, I know York's last frost date is some time in late May. Anyone have more precise info? I'm thinking of planting my patty pan squash out at the weekend if I've not just killed them. Thanks

Dividing Hellebores

Posted: 04/05/2015 at 10:29

Thanks for all the advice! The main things I divide are geraniums and ice plant, which we have like weeds.


Dividing Hellebores

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 10:06

Thanks for the tips! If you say September is best Verdun, would you leave it 'til this coming one or give it another year? I'm not desperate to do it, just starting to think. It's obviously in an ideal location, it's several times its original size. As you can see it's a substantial plant, I'm guessing it was a few years old when I bought it. It won't be that long before its size is causing issuies.

Dividing Hellebores

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 07:11
I'm not sure I can post a photo from my phone, but I have a large and thriving hybrid hellebore that I've had for just over two years. It has to be my favourite plant in the garden, but I don't have the space for it to expand forever. The leaves appear to be evergreen, they don't die down. Would you divide it, and if so when? Thanks!

Poor Germination Rate

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 09:38
Wow, lots of ideas, thanks! I'll have a look at those companies, and it's a good point about direct sunlight. They're not likely to be over watered in this house, with a nearly-crawling baby!

Poor Germination Rate

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 06:22

How do you choose seeds? I have some bolthardy beetroot seed that was left over from last year in a module tray doing reallywell, but the albino I was given for Christmas, grown identically, is doing really poorly. My purple dwarf beans are also disappointing, 1 out of about 8 is coming up after a few weeks, and wasn't much better  last year. These are all on a sunny windowsill.  

Any thoughts?

Cat Poo on my raised veg beds

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 06:16

I doubt having a litter tray at home would stop them! I need to get out with sticks, chilli and orange peel I think! If you're cooking the veg it should be fine, I never eat raw home grown veg now

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first apple harvest!

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Apple Harvesting

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fruit tree protection

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Bring out your planters!

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Apple and Pear Blossom

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