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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Hello

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 08:00

No probs - and you're welcome to just call me Dove, it's easier

 

Mulching and garden gravel

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 07:58

Hello Andrea and welcome

Hopefully the gravel has been spread on top of a fabric membrane, otherwise it's going to be a nuisance to remove.  Rather than dig the gravel it's better to get on your hands and knees if possible and scrape it off - save it - it's bound to come in handy for something before long. 

Are you going to widen the border and turn it into a herbaceous border that has roses in it, rather than just a rose bed? 

If you want ideas we love making suggestions - if you can post some pictures of your garden on here that would help us to know what your options are.  To post a picture on here click on the green tree icon above where you type your post and follow the instructions - if you're struggling let us know

Hello

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 07:51

Hello Bazzabugs

Tootles - SGL is a short form for Star gaze lily - those of us with long names have to be abbreviated somehow or no one would never have time to type them -

RB (Runnybeak) was saying hi to SGL

Fox Glove

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 18:06

But that's my point Wills - they're not happy in the greenhouse - they don't need it and they don't like it. And January is not the best time to sow foxgloves - they're bi-ennial so they grow in one summer and then they flower the next.

Scatter foxglove seed around your garden in the summer, just as the wild ones do -  within a few weeks they will grow where they have fallen - thin them out and let them continue to grow where they are. 

They will form healthy plants, then in the winter they will die down and disappear.  In the spring they'll reappear and grow and this time they'll grow the flower spikes and bloom. 

After the flowers are over the seeds will drop and scatter naturally and it will all start again with virtually nothing for you to do.  Even in Scotland they do this in the wild - they do not need the protection of a greenhouse.  As you say they rot and die. 

If you want to use your heated propagator can I suggest that you sow and grow types of plants that need heat to germinate rather than try to grow plants that hate it.

Good luck

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:19

I did some watering of plants in the mini-greenhouse

It's my birthday

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:18

Happy Birthday Dd

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/66121.jpg?width=472&height=350&mode=max

 

What plant or weed is this ?

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:14

Chuck it away unless you have a very very large garden and room for a wilderness somewhere - they seed everywhere - little fluffy seeds that drift in the wind and spread and spread and spread!  Pretty though - in the right places.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:08

Lovely pics Ds - you did keep that quiet - have a Very Happy Birthday!!!

Hello. I'm new!

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 15:22

Welcome Pammy

Clementine seeds

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:23

The children and I used to grow lots of little citrus trees from pips - we had a big conservatory porch which was in a sheltered corner and they were happy there.  I grew oranges, lemons, grapefruit and clementines - we never had fruit but they flowered all year round and the perfume in the porch was wonderful. 

I think the grapefuit flowers had the best perfume

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