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Strong Tub Trugs

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:08

it was actually a question from last year MrsG..... In the end we bought some black builders ones from Travis Perkins (so far, so good, if i can stop OH running off with them for construction projects).  I also punched holes in the old ones and knotted rope through to make handles.  No good for really heavy stuff, but works as a weed bucket

I have a load inside the house that i use for laundry, and they are still fine - so i think you are right, its the UV that makes them brittle.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 21:02

Both my agastache Black Adders made it through the winter - plus most of my cuttings were successful too - so I now have a Black Adder patch.  And some blue fortune on the other side of the garden too.  Maybe i should give a pink one a go too....

Mixed up second earlies and maincrop potaotes.

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:44

Its our first year as potato growers - how do you tell when they are ready to harvest??

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 19:42

Glowery skies and windy here too.  And the next few days not looking much better - looks like it will be a weekend of potting on in the GH - which is much needed.  House cleaning might even get a look in too

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 07:05

How lovely Gilly - looks like a woodland glade ....but with flowers. Thanks for sharing

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Posted: 07/05/2014 at 06:59

Morning Dove and Fidget - we are a posse of early birds.  Hope you are ready for more acts of heroic valiance this morning Fidget-the-snail-slayer.

best get a move on .... Half way through the working week already

2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:46

Lovely photos Marion - your tree peony is wonderful - v jealous.  Love the contrast in that last pic too - what are the plants?

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Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:41

Thats a pretty good reason to be wary of snakes Lizzie - sounds like a nasty ordeal

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Posted: 06/05/2014 at 22:32

Fidget - thanks for saving the Tiger tale til my dinner was nicely digested.  One of my friends has a cat who does a similar party trick with worms

Lupin border, but what else

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 19:47

Red - sorry, didn't mean to be cryptic.  Just meant that you might be able to squeeze some tripods of canes between the lupins and use them to grow climbers up, and make use of the empty space ("sky") above your new border.  You could try with sweetpeas this year to see if you like the effect, and move on to something perennial next year if it works as a look.

Discussions started by chicky

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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Best dogwoods for stem colour

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Good Berries

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No flowers on gladioli

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Cuttings from sedum "autumn joy"

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Camellia - yellow leaves

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Plants to identify - grasses and some sort of monster

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catalpas---digging-out

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mulching-with-conifer-chippings

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