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Talkback: Native versus non-native plants

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 18:49
I try and grow a lot of flowers for bees, and this year I have grown forget me nots and egg plant. I hate seeing front gardens that have been concreted over and no plants at all, doing this doesn't help the wild life at all. We can all do our bit for the Bee, after all the Bee does so much for us.

Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:02

I always pinch my sweetpeas out before they go outside. If you keep them well watered and fed they should do fine. I feed mine with tomatoe food and seem to get lots of flowers. Here is what I am growing mine up this year, hoping for a wall of colour. Good luck with yours and keep us posted on how they get on.

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Talkback: Scented plants and memory

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 18:16
Freesia always remind me of my mum. She really loved them and this year I have grown some in a pot in the greenhouse. Roses too are just the smell of summer. I have a lot of plants with scent, like happymarion for the bees and butterflies. But it is mostly Freesia, just to smell them and I close my eyes and my mum is here again.

Overwintered runner bans

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 20:20

I always leave my runner bean roots in the ground but I have never experienced this. I always cut them off well below soil level. I wouldn't dig it up either just to see what happens, you never know you may get the most fantastic beans you have ever had.

Talkback: Diarmuid Gavin's Chelsea garden

Posted: 25/05/2012 at 20:23
I loved Diarmuid Gavin's garden it was so different. I agree with happymarion about making the most of a small plot, my garden isn't very big yet I've got so much packed into it. I've grown Lilac trees and Silver Birch in pots and use smaller plants. My gardening overflows onto the kitchen window sills, so like Diarmuid's garden every space can be used. Well done Diarmuid it was just brilliant.

Help

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 18:55

If it is Russian Vine I agree with Kate1123 get rid of it. It is also called mile a minute plant because it grows so quickly. It does look very pretty when it has its white flowers on it, my friend had one growing at the bottom of her garden but they do take over. You can upload your photo Bluemoon2 just click on the icon that looks like a tree in the bar above.

What plants go well with Freesia?

Posted: 23/05/2012 at 18:06

I've planted mine into a pot and they are coming along quite well. I've got them in the greenhouse at the moment so I'm keeping my fingers crossed as I have never grown them before. I hope they flower as they were my mums favourite.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 11:50

It was a toss up today, do I sort out the spare room or do I go out into the garden, guess which one won? Just come in from planting out my runner beans and sweetpea, it is really hot out there (Yes, I did say hot). I've taken a few cuttings off my Fuchsia's, I have quite a few I just love them. We still have beautiful clear blue sky in Bournemouth.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 08:18

Good Morning all. Looks like another lovely day, not a cloud in the sky, hopfully I can get my runner beans out this week and like Hyppybyker my Dahlias as well.

Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 20:16
I have these in my garden, I originally grew mine from seed and now they are scattered around the front garden. They look so delicate I really love them and they never disappoint.

Discussions started by donutsmrs

Azalea Cuttings

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Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 19:23

They Are Back

I think summer has arrived 
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Last Post: 01/05/2014 at 19:31

Double Reply and Large Font

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Last Post: 07/01/2014 at 20:26

Talkback: New year gardening resolutions

I am determined to keep on top of the seed sowing. This year I have decided to sow my seeds little earlier than I have done in the past. I h... 
Replies: 23    Views: 888
Last Post: 09/01/2014 at 21:15

Talkback: Autumn harvests

This has been the first time I have grown marrows and they have grown so well, I only put two plants in. We have eaten some of them and with... 
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Last Post: 02/10/2013 at 22:45

Help!!! I think this is Fuchsia Gall Mite

Can any of you good people help 
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Last Post: 05/09/2013 at 12:29

Dahlias

They are so lovely 
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Last Post: 06/09/2013 at 17:53

RSPB Swift Count

Web site problem 
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Last Post: 18/07/2013 at 18:45

California Blue Bells

Never Grown These Before 
Replies: 12    Views: 831
Last Post: 10/05/2013 at 15:56

The Swifts are Back

The sound of summer has arrived 
Replies: 6    Views: 389
Last Post: 16/05/2013 at 20:34

Still no emails

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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 11:53

Talkback: Garden seating areas

I've got two seats in my back garden. One I have had for a long time and is nice and secluded and the other one, my husband got it at a car ... 
Replies: 26    Views: 1477
Last Post: 20/05/2014 at 15:11

Talkback: Early seed sowing

I have sown some tomato seeds this weekend and sweet pea. It is just great to be out in the garden, and it is lovely to walk into a lovely w... 
Replies: 25    Views: 1388
Last Post: 27/02/2013 at 22:43

Talkback: Garden birds

I haven't had many birds in my either, and RSPB Bird Watch was disapointing to say the lest as I hardly counted any birds compared to last y... 
Replies: 6    Views: 486
Last Post: 14/03/2013 at 22:46

Big Garden Bird Watch

It's Time to count those birds 
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Last Post: 11/01/2013 at 17:17
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