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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 16:32

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/53676.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 

I've had loads, they are taller than me, getting to the top of the trellis, need picking again, but - can't succeed all the time - the outdoor tomatoes were rubbish, got blight and the yellow courgettes taste horrid.

 

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:37

I've lost all my echinaceas - again. Had several tries they just don't like this garden, nor do montbretias, nor lupins. Lysimachia punctata adores it, blast it! Dahlias are quite happy. Heleniums, after a couple of false starts, have settled in. Weeds think my garden is great!

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 22:24

Hurray! Thank you Mrs. G - a super set of photos! 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:55

So sorry Mrs. G, I can understand you wanting to cry. You have the memories though.

Daughter's front door was totally smashed up, the door firm are fitting a stronger one. Luckily the neighbour called the police quickly. Thank you for your sympathy.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:38

http://www.sitwell.co.uk/media/2249/homeimage2.jpg

 

Here's a Google pic of Renishaw Hall to give an idea. Looks lovely.

 

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:33

Oh no, Mrs. G, what a shame. I would have loved to have seen them. Sorry I'm not techy.

Thank you Yviestevie. We didn't get to go there when we were in Shropshire, just a bit too far away.

GWF Day Out: The Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester: Sunday 10 Aug

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:27

If I lived in England I would love to come. Green with envy!  Also that's the day of my grandson's baptism.

Wilting Beetroot Leaves

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:25

Have you watered them enough? Pots can dry out quite quickly in warm summer weather.

Knowing when to stop

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:24

I never have time to start when the summer comes! Either it's too hot, or there's a thunderstorm or we have friends and family to stay or we are going to England to see friends and family.

Pruning advice

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 21:22

Philadelphus is pruned just after flowering. It will flower next year on the wood it made this year so it should be done before late summer or you will lose flowers next year. You prune off the top third and when the shrub is older you cut out some of the main stems to stop it getting congested and to encourage new ones.

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

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What tree has a flower like this?

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Are there seeds that don't like very cold storage?

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weird caterpillar like thingy ID please

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Garden Gallery 2014

photos of our gardens 
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Does anyone recognise this cactus like plant?

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Thank you to Tech team

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Trouble typing on some of the threads

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no emails as well as small text

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