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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 

What to do with rhubarb?

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 10:36

Well rotted, always!

Fresh needs to be rotted down stacked in a clamp or added to the compost heap - depending on quantity 

I never put fresh manure anywhere near plants - it can burn them. 

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