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When do you buy your seeds?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 12:23

I usually get mine in Wyevale sale . They go to half price then followed by 20p a packet sometimes. Never sure when they do it but have friends who pass the word round all us gardeners when we spot the reductions, usually in August.

Non climbing beans

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:34

I bought a packet of Thompson & Morgan climbing beans 'Fasoid' but they are just growing straight up and not climbing up the cane obelisk I made. I've tried tying them to the sticks but they just grow up and don't curl round it like my runners are doing. All  10 plants are doing the same. Is it something to do with this variety? The plants are now 12-15inches tall and no sign of a twirl yet!

Help with identification, this plant is ruining my summer!

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:20

I know this plant can be a nuisance, but watching that clip took me back about 50 years to when I used to stand at the bottom of my garden squeezing the pods just to see the seeds shoot out so fast. The way the pod curls back is fascinating. I can still remember the smell of them as well. Amazing memory, thank you

Climbing rose for arch

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 21:05

I've got one of David Austin's roses over my arch. It's pale pink and very sweet fragrance with hardly any thorns. It's called Mortimer Sackler. I've grown it with Dr. Ruppel clematis.(purple and pink)  They compliment one another a treat

Plant ID

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:55

Yes common mallow is no 2. Looks just like the ones growing down the footpath near me. You can see that hollyhocks come from the same family, but much bigger flowers.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 20:47

2nd lovely day on the trot! Is this our summer? Just heard we are to expect a whole month's rain in the next 48 hours! My garden floods after heavy rain as it's clay, but I feel so sorry for those poor folks in Wales. They must have head not only their gardens ruined , but their homes as well. My heart goes out to them.

Trachelospermum jasminoides

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 18:35

Mine is on a west facing fence as well. I didn't cut it at all after I bought it as I didn't want to stress it anymore than necessary. It's fairly sheltered with tallish plants either side, and I protected it well against frost. I might cut off some of the brown bits and feed like mad, though at the moment it's getting a lot of rain, so it won't be thirsty!

Help with identification please

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 18:18

The first pics are violets. I know because I have to weed mine out or they will take over the entire border. There will always be a few that survive and seed again after blooming. Very sweet little things and a lovely perfume of course but can be rather invasive.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 18:07

Just bought another water butt, but will I ever need to water again? I now have so many recepticles filled with rainwater that I doubt I'll get to use it all even if we had a heatwave till Xmas! My claysoil borders are full of water AGAIN! I despair, as plants are getting flattened, nothing is growing in the veg patch or GH as it's too cold. One of my cucumber plants has keeled over with frostbite I reckon! Now gale force winds and heavy showers predicted for tomorrow, which puts the kibosh on my planned trip to Kew Gardens!

Diggingdoris is depressed!!!

 

lilac and laburnum

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 17:57

I was told years ago that one in every 4 years a lilac tree has a bit of a rest. Not sure how true that is, or whether it's an old wives tale!

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