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Plant id please

Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:37



Posted: 20/07/2015 at 06:36

Good morning all

Blue skies and white fluffies here in Norfolk - birds singing, doves cooing - it looks like a lovely day ahead - shame I have to catch the bus into the city and go to the optician


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 20:11

This says "...Prune when buds begin to swell in early spring by cutting back to a low permanent framework..."



Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:42

I'd plant something in front of it that masked the bare bits - astrantia would look good, or a lovely purple penstemen

In my garden today?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:39

Today, watering and feeding pots and tubs and pinching out sideshoots on the toms and tieing in as well as dead-heading and weeding, and OH has spread the contents of one big compost bin onto the area where the broad beans were, and turned the contents of the other bin into the empty one.   While he was doing the compost I watched the Brits beat the French - tennis that is - bring on the Aussies !!!

What to do here?

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:30

 As above, plus Swiss chard. 

I've not got a lot of space so I potted on my purple sprouting broccoli plants into pots - now the broad beans have finished the PSB is going to be planted out into their place. likee

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 19:26

I know what you mean Verdun - one summer at work our office was invaded - there was a problem where the floor met the walls and the ants found their way in - when we turned up at work on the Monday after a hot and sunny weekend the windows were black with ants  We had to work from home while they were 'dealt with'.

Otherwise I leave them alone - around here it's usually the seagulls who are wheeling in the sky hoovering them up.  Think they do it the same way as the whales hoover up plankton - mouth open and move forward


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 18:35

No he isn't - my OH is, if he's in the middle of a painting he just can't do anything else - don't you just luv'em the way they are?

Soil conditioners

Posted: 19/07/2015 at 18:00

Yes, although it's illegal to sell or give away  manure from land where they've been used, it does sometimes happen.  We had a case on this forum earlier this year didn't we


Posted: 19/07/2015 at 17:56
Hostafan1 wrote (see)
... he's here all week and has promised to be my gardening slave all week long.


Sounds good Hosta!

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