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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Today at 07:59

Morning all.

I'm sure it will be fine DD. When one plant has peaked another comes out. So much has come out since my Open Day I'm wondering if it was too soon. Lots of big red poppies now and the Sweet Williams and hardy geraniums are all coming out.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: Yesterday at 22:43

Planted up 4 more troughs and 3 pots, begonia "Dragon's Wing", Lobelia, Petunias, Nemesia.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 22:36

Glad about your Mum, Lesley. Somehow I missed that.

Katherine, do you mean real live ducks? What sort? I used to keep ducks, great characters, but don't let them near your veg garden!

runner bean seeds

Posted: Yesterday at 19:25

Logan, I haven't tried Moonlight. Does it mind hot summers and does it taste like a real runner bean not a French bean?

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: Yesterday at 17:31

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/77525.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

Chicky, they are autumn sown Sweet Peas, been in a cold frame all winter before planting out.

Dahlia "Bishop of Landaff" isn't hardy here and now they don't sell it any more in the GC so I've lost my three. But the "Bishop's Children" that I sowed from seed are hardy, so is Dahlia "Park Princess", "Arabian Nights" and "Pooh".

I've been mending electric fences, putting horses in a new paddock (happy bunnies) and planting out pots and troughs.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:19

What on earth is that, Mrs. G? Looks like a fungus or a particularly revolting giant slug!

Having a go at a cut flower patch...

Posted: Yesterday at 16:18

Looking good, Matty, and your OH obviously didn't murder them when you were staying with me!

Growing Sweet Peas 2014/2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:10

Thank you David.

But what do you mean about the thread?

Another ID please

Posted: Yesterday at 10:21

Thanks for that. It has invaded part of my veggie garden and I didn't know what it was, although it is common.

Weed membrane and perennials

Posted: Yesterday at 10:20

I have used a membrane covered with bark chippings in a shrub bed successfully. Shrubs stay where they are put. I cut crosses in it for planting holes.

But some years ago I tried with perennials, I would not advise it. Clumps of perennials increase in size and when they can't then some of them spread their roots sideways and pop up in the planting holes of others. The membrane makes it very difficult to work with. Bark or a good mulch is much easier to cope with, but you will always have to do a certain amount of weeding in a bed of perennials.

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