Nasturtiums can self seed quite profusely - keeping them in pots will stop them running riot. Having said that, they are pretty easy to pull out if they end up in the wrong place, so not sure i'd really class them as invasive
Ooooo Berghill - some beauties there - just love that adonis
He's a she
I won the first skirmish of the bramble battle - remains to be seen whether it will have been enough to win the war. My pipecleaners came from a craft shop and so if you look closely there is now a kaleidescope (?spelling) of coloured fluffy bits sticking out of the butchered bramble stems. Good job the only person who looks closely round here is moi. Lovely and sunny - saw a butterfly and a bumble bee buzzing round my crocuses
Good to see you OL - glad the business is going well
Pipecleaners are a tip from edd - a way of getting the SBK into the stem of the hacked down bramble without having to spray it on the azaleas that they are growing through. I tried it about 6 weeks ago, and the results are looking good - so time to tackle the main patch.
more handsome, I should say. Its the blue t-shirt that does it
Today is the first skirmish of "battle of the brambles" .....secateurs, gauntlets, pipecleaners and SBK at the ready. Watch my back, I'm going in .......
DD - i always leave the house cleanfor burglars too Drives OH mad
Have a lovely holiday
Love that crocus close up Victoria
Well I braved the drizzle, planted snowdrops and some white foxgloves, weeded a little and cutback all the grasses ....feels like a productive day. And, even better, i came in because i had worn myself out rather than fading light.
Ouch pdoc Glad only your pride was dented
all my windowsill seeds have germinated nicely Just moved them all off the heat and onto the self watering thingummy instead. Only one that looks a bit sparse is my rudbeckia indian summer - my favourite on account of the fact that the deer leave it alone. Waiting for a call back from the GC to see if they have seeds in stock to have a second go - if not it will be online. Feel like my gardening year has now really got going.....am grinning happily to myself