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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 14:15

Gorgeous blooms Yvie. And loving that lawn LF.  Fairy - are you sure you had buildersin, and didn't just dream it?  Its all looking immaculate from that angle


Here are some from Chez Chicky this morning


Iris Mer de Sud .....my favourite



Hosta June, with an artfully arranged fern frond



My standard Wisteria again, but this time with a rhodie neighbour (MrCneeds to cut the grass - it looks like LF's, but not so artful)



And an array of alliums


HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 11:01

....but worth it


HELLO FORKERS! June Edition

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 10:54

MORNING ALL


MAHOOSIVE CYCLE RIDE LILY-SON .....WELL DONE TO HIM.....AT LEAST THE ACHES WILL BE RIGHTEOUS ONES


BEAUTIFUL DAY HERE TODAY TOO - NEED A TRIP TO THE GC FOR COMPOST, GET MY SWEETPEAS IN THE GROUND, AND THEN SIT AROUND IN THE SUN WATCHING EVERYTHING GROW  LUVERRRLY


AND A BIG HURRAH FOR MY FIRST TREE PEONY FLOWER .....ITS BEEN A LONG (5 Year) WAIT

Is seeding compost suitable for mature plants?

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 22:21

Seed compost has a fine texture, and has very little nutrient in it ....which is what seedlings like.


As long as you mix it with lots of well rotted manure, then I reckon it will be fine for raised beds, although if you need to do it again anywhere, I would go with top soil mixed with manure

Do I really need all of the John Innes for seeds??

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 19:17

I leave my seedlings til they have a true leaf - and they seem happy to move to MPC.  I wouldn't worry too much - we all seem to do it differently, and it all works - seeds amd seedlings just WANT to grow

garden ready,just waiting for the colour,to pop out.lol

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 18:44

Beautiful - and I, too, would like to see the pictures when the colours start exploding


We are relying on rhodies and wisteria for colour at the moment - but I can see colour on the peonies and the roses, and the alliums are about to get into their stride.


Hope the Surrey sun does come back tomorrow 8000w 

cucumbers

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 16:02

Do you have insects in your conservatory?  I know that with cucumbers the fruit can appear to form, but then not develop properly, if there has been poor, or no, pollination.


Maybe get the paintbrush out and give it a go by hand ?

Last edited: 04 June 2016 16:02:50

Do I really need all of the John Innes for seeds??

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 15:35

I use seed compost - always get pretty good results.  I then prick out and pot on in MPC .....whichever sort the GC is currently having a deal on

Very new and looking for a bit of help

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 15:28

Just had another look and you have lily of the valley in the last picture too ....the tiny white flowers coming out of the quite wide leaves at ground level.  Put your nose down there and you will get a delicious waft of the most amazing scent 

Very new and looking for a bit of help

Posted: 04/06/2016 at 15:24

1 is a centaurea montana (very pretty - a keeper)


2 looks like a weedy form of euphorbia -i'd get rid of it, but wear gloves as the sap can irritate the skin


4 is a hardy geranium - will have lovely purple flowers soon


Not sure on 3 - i agree with jabsy about the primroses, but I think the other is probably a weed.


the rest looks lovely πŸ˜€  I can spot a ceonothus (blue flowered shrub), a clematis montana (climbing over the trellis), and a lovely sea of something white, which I have too, but can't remember its name.  Try and keep on top of the weeds around the shrubs and you won't go far wrong .....and keep coming back here for more advice

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