Latest posts by Cheerypeabrain

What on earth....?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 19:07

I have a few adenium obesum seedlings in my heated propagator. Some still have their seed 'hats' on and a couple are showing seed leaves.... One in particular caught my's completely white. I just wondered what will happen to it? presumably it has no which case won't it keel over as soon as the nutrients in the seed itself are used up?


It's been in the light just like it's fellow I would have thought that if it was going to 'green-up' it would have done by now...anyone come across this sort of thing before?


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:59

my ferns last 'summer'


and don't forget foxgloves....



Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:39

ooh ferns....all kinds....they add a magical element to any garden imo. I don't like fuchsias much either Fairygirl

Freesias are my favourite cut flower....the sweetest fragrance.




What's eating my seedlings?!

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:24

Yep....slugs or snails...look under the pots and trays, they hide...they're good at insinuating themselves in the slots of the aluminium struts of the GH...


I sent for my first lot of nemaslug yesterday...take that pesky slugs...

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 19/04/2013 at 22:19

My no particular order. Most are grown for fragrance or because they attract pollinators...especially bees.


1.  veronica

2.  echinacea

3.  lavender

4.  thymes..or hyssop...or agastache...or oregano...or all 4

5.  tithonia rotundifolia

6.  ferns

7.  coronilla

8.  cerinthe

9.  tagettes

10. nemesia


all subject to change depending on my mood....but I can't imagine a garden of mine without these plants, I would have put echium pininana in there but I've only ever managed to get one to the flowering stage once....


Posted: 12/04/2013 at 19:06

It;s gathering momentum isn't it? ooooh the anticipation....sigh-quiver-tremble

Theft of Patio Planters and Containers

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:35

Access to the back garden is through the house or garage so the back garden is OK. I have a very large pot in the front garden....OH has concreted this into position



Growing veg with little space

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 19:23

I only have a small garden and although I now have a raised bed for veg (2 m x 1 m) I still grow a lot in containers. This year I've sown carrots in a polystyrene box that some glassware came in at work...just made holes in the bottom and filled with a 50:50 sand:multi-purpose compost mix.

I'm growing some mini-veg this year in large (14") pots

Pumpkin F1 'Windsor' and butternut squash F1 'Butterbush' I shall wait until the plants are quite big (they are just large seedlings atm) before I plant them in the pots with a rich potting compost mix and a frame of canes to grow up.

I've grown sugar snap peas in these big pots too (Jessy is a nice one)....

Hestia is a very nice bean plant, very bushy and it does well in pots.

Little gem lettuce is fine in pots...or any of the  'cut and come again' salad leaves that are readily available.

There are seeds sold specifically for growing in small gardens, for container gardening...tomatoes like 'Tumbling Tom' and 'Garden Pearl' do well in hanging baskets.

I grew onions 'Santero' F1 in a tub last year and sweetcorn...3 plants in a 15" pot.


So yes....there's lots out there


Globe carrots grown in a tub


Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 10/04/2013 at 15:10

...another dicentra from me...




Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:32

scrummy flower pics everyone...


Cleome Violet Queen (or violent queen as I like to call it...) first grew cleomes years ago on the Beeb MB website and have grown it most years ever since.


Calendula 'Indian Prince'


and of course....cosmos....



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