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Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 21:10

That's a lovely bat NC...

 

Oooh basil how could I forget?!

Is it warm enough ?

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 17:14

I have sown some carrots and pickling onions, they are in a raised bed with a tunnel-cloche over them so hopefully they'll be ok. I don't really like forking out for plantlets from GCs when I can grow things myself from seed. It's horses for courses tho...my sister is going to Australia for 6 weeks so she will buy young plants when she comes back (I'll probably save her a few too).

What has happened???

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 17:10

I only joined recently and I have met some jolly nice, friendly people who are passionate about gardening. I think it's jolly nice here...like Pam I belong to a few MBs and there are inevitably upsets and the odd squabble, it's human nature ent it? I don't have time to read every thread...and the ones that appeal to me are pretty much gardening, plant and wildlife based.

 

I think it's a jolly nice board.

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:47

Thanks Fairygirl...altho it's right purty so I may have a go anyway. I think we all go through different phases as we learn what we like best...I think my exotics phase is just about over...but I have retained a love of ferns and large glossy leaves....

 

I don;t think I've ever been through a cottage garden phase...oOooOoooh....

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:39

Thanks Fairygirl...altho it's right purty so I may have a go anyway. I think we all go through different phases as we learn what we like best...I think my exotics phase is just about over...but I have retained a love of ferns and large glossy leaves....

 

I don;t think I've ever been through a cottage garden phase...

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:35

well....imo you can't have decent summer in the garden without bumblebees....

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/Wildlife/19thJuly2011030.jpg

 

Plant wise one of my favourite 'B's are bananas

 

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/2008/4thAugust2008jungle.jpg

this cluster was nobbled by the winter of 2010 :-/ I'd had the original plant for many years...bought as a 6" seedling from The Lost Gardens of Heligan...my favourite place in the whole world....

Mina lobata

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:20

Here's a pic of the Mina I grew a couple of years ago on her back fence...

 

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/Cheerypeabrain/2011/18thJuly2011008.jpg

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 13:10

Exquisute Salino....I particularly like the anthemis. Not grown that before...I googled and see that it sometimes has scented foliage...does this one?

Mina lobata

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 09:57

I'm in the Midlands Lyn and coboea scandens always goes like a train here....

Bee spotting

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 09:54

I should add that obviously I mean 'home made/bought bumble bee nests are rarely occupied'

I've put some shredded paper inside and thatch from my stipa tenuissima...as opposed to straw as I read that bumble bees dislike straw.

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