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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 19:22

My Sweetpea haven't done well at all. Not really that many flowers, foliage not green and healthy and they have been covered in greenfly. I have had a few pickings off them and the perfume from the ones I've picked have been glorious. I've loved them, watered them, fed them and this is how they repay me. Has anyone else had the same problem. Other years they have done so well. Still, there is always next year.

Summer's ending

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 18:43

Although it has been raining and dull, I do find it nice that it is still warm outside. Just been in the garden and its very dull here in Bournemouth and there are few spots of rain, but it has been really nice in the garden even though the sun doesn't shine, and you get that lovely smell after a fall of fresh summer rain. Don't worry I'm sure the sun will be back soon and Autumn is definately not here yet.

T&M offer July Lavender

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 18:51

I have potted my Lavenders on now into larger pots, I pinched the tips out and they are growing so well and look really healthy plants. The Bees are going to love them next year.

free penstemons

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 17:39

I got free Penstemons, I have taken cuttings off my plants today which were cuttings taken from my father-in-laws garden. I had never grown them before and now I'm glad I've got them they are so pretty. Once you have received your freebies you will be able to get lots more from cuttings. Good luck with them, and enjooy.

Talkback: Growing honeysuckle

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 17:32
I have two Honeysuckles and the perfume is just heavenly. They are both in pots though one of them has now rooted into the ground. The other one is against my washing post and has done so well this year. I do keep it well watered and it is in shade and not in full sun. I don't know what its name (it has faded off the label), but the flowers are quite red on the tips. The other one that has rooted, is yellow, both are just beautiful.


Posted: 10/08/2012 at 17:01

I too have had trouble with Celeriac. I only managed to get one to grow, the seed just wouldn't germinate. Last year they did germinate but like you nick they had great top growth but nothing underneath. I won't give up though, I will have another go next year because they are a fantastic veg for steaming, roasting, mashing in with potatoes etc. The weather this year just hasn't helped at all, thats what I think it is.

Talkback: Swifts

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 18:38

I checked the skies today and I think the Swifts have gone home for another year, its sad when they leave. Yesterday while I was out I did see lots and lots of Swallows and what a site they were swooping around and so close to our heads. Denise, what a nasty neighbour you have, I would report him aswell, the swifts have such a hard time anyway without that numpty destroying their nest. Let us know what happens.


Rhubarb in pots.

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 17:49

My rhubarb is in a very large tub (the bottom half of a 40 gallon drum), and it has been in there for about 3 years. We have had some lovely sticks from it but this year it hasn't done so well. We have had a few sticks this year but not like last year. It got through the winter ok, I didn't do anything special to protect it. Some of the leaves on mine have gone a bit yellow, I have been watering it well. So if anyone knows why I would be very greatful. Lavenderlass, I hope yours does ok, like you I didn't have room to put it in the ground. 

Does anyone know what plant this is please?

Posted: 30/07/2012 at 18:07

It looks like a Delphinium to me, but what ever it is, it looks bloomin marvellous. What a lovely colour. 

The long game

Posted: 27/07/2012 at 18:58

What a lovely place you live in. Its looks as if it going to be like Homes Under the Hammer with before and after pictures. We have stayed in St Austell many times and other parts of Cornwall, beautiful place. It must be lovely to have blank canvas, I am very impress with what you have done so far. Do keep us updated on your  progress.

Good Luck 

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