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Plum Tree

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 12:20

Cornishpixie.....a grease-band won't really help as this is intended to deter the plum moth caterpillar...mildew is a different issue.

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 11:22

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed
and not a valuable plant is to pull on it.

If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 10:55

Wasn't around much yesterday, OL.... hence my late response. Just wanted to say what a beautiful sample of sweet peas you posted and I'm pleased you've noticed the difference with quality seed.

I would readily agree about the decrease in scent with the newer varieties,  this applies to many species of flowers that have been developed for other aspects. Fortunately there are still lots of SPs to choose from that still have lots of scent.

 

Welsh Onions

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 08:57

Hi, Rosyanne

I love growing these Welsh onions. A propagation way that has always worked for me, is to simply dig up the clump of bulbs in the spring (say March) or autumn (October) and carefully separate them into individual bulbs. Then replant them with the tips of the bulbs level with the soil surface. 

This way prevents congestion of the bulb clumps.

Edit: We call them 'salad onions' some call them 'green onions', but they are usually grown just for salads.

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 22:19

I have it, rosemummy and would readily recommend it....I think it ticks all your boxes.  

Camera Corner

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 18:58

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/55389.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

A lily for Lily.

Music in the Garden

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:32

Won't bother you with the detail. The story behind this song is tragic, but I've always loved it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx_ktGU3-tQ

Let's Remember Them

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 09:16
Verdun wrote (see)

Fascinating stuff here 

 

Yes, heart-warming and a credit to the thread....thank you!

Growing Roses

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:30
rosemummy wrote (see)

also any suggestions for highly fragranced light to mid pink roses, largeish flowers?

 

Yes, Yes......Comte de Chambord.  

A beauty!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 08:23

Are you going to save your own seed, OL?

Not sure of the time scale, so many variables, such as weather involved. However, if you do intend to save your seed (not recommended) wait until the seed pods turn crispy brown, extract the seed, put the seed in a paper bag (not plastic) then keep in a cool place until needed.

PS. I keep mine from the suppliers in an airtight tin in a outhouse.

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RIP Joe Cocker...

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Hidden Villages

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It's all quite shameful...

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Strictly 2014

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Blue strawberries?

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Football season - 2014

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Let's Remember Them

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Anyone addicted?

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It's Show Time

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Feeding & Mulching

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Quotes

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Been to the doctor...

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