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What to do with rhubarb?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:13

Yes, you can dig the ground over, spread the manure and then let the winter weather and the worms do their job.  But don't put it where you're going to plant root crops the following year - it makes them fork. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:10

Lovely sunshine here now if a bit breezy.  I've been out watering pots and potting up some Sisyrinchium that arrived in the post   Shame I have to go to a meeting this afternoon - it's the sunniest it's been here for a few days. 

BARNSDALE GARDEN TRIP.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:06

Nut, I've got one  and RHS card. 

ID for 2 plants. please.

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 12:03

 

The first looks like one of the annual bedding varieties of mimulus with loads of blooms!

The second looks like a heuchera.

Can anybody tell me what this is?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:59

I agree Punkdoc -  Persicaria affinis I think - lots of different varieties - I like them but they need to be kept in their place.

Some general info here http://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/67494/Persicaria-affinis-Superba/Details 

New Hedge and Weeds

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 11:24

As well as agreeing with Fleurisa, I think they'd stop you weeding efficiently and if mounded up against the hedge saplings might cause rot to set in 

New Hedge and Weeds

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:57

Unless your hedge has been planted through a weed suppressant membrane I think the only answer is weeding.  

Make sure that you weed a good strip about 3 feet wide with the hedge in the middle - that will help stop weeds creeping into the hedge.

Sorry 

Confetti from Rose petals

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:54

I bought rose  and other flower petal confetti for my daughter's wedding - it was dried and kept for a long while. 

I think that to use petals fresh they would need to be picked that morning and kept cool but not cold. 

does anyone grow ?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:44

Hi lucky - sorry you've had some difficult times - hope that life is getting better.  

The Buerre de Roquencourt are growing nicely - they germinated quickly and according to everything I've read they crop quite quickly too, so if you can get the seed I'd have a go, if you've got the time and energy.  

I got my seeds from  http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Premier-Seeds-Direct/Beans-/_i.html?_fsub=9717829

they just called them Rocquencourt. 

 

Don't go putting yourself under added pressure though - the garden will always be there and supermarket beans are quite edible when push comes to shove.  Sometimes life gives us other priorities for a bit.

Best of luck 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

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ID please

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Does anyone recognise this? 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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