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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:06

Thanks Verdun

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 16:04

Yes, there's a Morning Glory wigwam there too.  It's a new bed this year and I wanted something to give some height quickly while I was deciding what will live there permanently. 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60546.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 Not a very good pic - it's had many more blooms than this - and because it's west facing and only gets sun in the afternoon the blooms last all afternoon which is great.

I used a mixed pack of seeds, but if I do it again I'll just use deep purple and pink varieties - I find the white doesn't look right with them.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:48

Fingers very crossed for you Yvie - littleones are so scary when they're ill aren't they - thinking of you all and hoping to hear that she's out of the woods very soon ((hugs))

Dog wee stains on grass

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:46

Just tip a bucketful of water over each brown patch.  It'll dilute the effect of the urine.  If you still have her with you and she's still doing it, the sooner the water is tipped over the urine patch the better - but not actually as it's being created, unless she's with you permanently and you're determinted to re-train her!

Under-gardener Award

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:43

He's also taken an interest in the plants I bought yesterday

Under-gardener Award

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:41

My Under Gardener has been particularly wonderful today - not only has he done shopping and peeled potatoes and parsnips and made me countless cups of coffee - he mowed the front and back lawns ..... WITHOUT BEING ASKED!!!

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:37

Well done Panda   You deserve to put your feet up for the rest of the day now!

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Omg Dove, i could kiss you! .........



What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 15:04

Artjak - it's the first time I've grown them - if I remember correctly I sowed into a half-tray and germinated them under a clear plastic lid on the south-east facing windowsill in the dining room - in late April I think - then pricked out into modules and put them in the mini-greenhouse - then they went into fibre pots and were hardened off outside before planting into the big pot - they seemed quite straightforward but it has been a lovely summer for plants that like it warm and sunny 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:38

Oh, sorry she's sideways - new programme on new laptop   Hopefully if you click on it it will turn the right way up!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 13:37

The star in my garden at the moment is my wigwam of Black Eyed Susan, grown from seed, on our front porch - she keeps getting compliments from the postmen and people calling with collecting tins etc

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/60516.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

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