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Foxglove Seedlings

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 17:04

They look like foxglove seedlings to me. 

I'd let them grow away now, then they'll die down.  When they reappear in the spring plant them where you want them and enjoy


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:24

When I get finished making tomato sauce I'm going to try this


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:12

I've got several varieties of Clematis alpina on my tall northfacing fence and they've all been very successful - they're much more tolerant of colder shadier conditions than most clematis


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:08

Duh!  What am I like???  when I was fulminating against Pat Archer I meant Ruth Archer 

Can anyone help ID this plant?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:02

I agree Nut - looks like that to me too


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:00

Ooooh huuuuuuuuuuuuge Dusty fan here

Just got the last green tomatoes picked and indoors on big meat platters on the sideboard.  We've had way more tomatoes this year than other years, despite slightly fewer plants.  Most successful have been the Roma plum tomatoes - a really heavy crop of good cooking toms.

I just got the bedlinen in off the line too, faint spits of rain.  The thing is I didn't wash my hands after picking the tomatoes before I got the bedlinen in - result ... green fingermarks on corners of duvet cover

Green manure vs. planting bulbs

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 13:50

I think I'd rather mulch under trees than grow green manures.  They'll need digging in and tree roots may well be a problem, not to mention the bulbs. 

Green manures work better in veg plots where you're going to be turning the soil over thoroughly before planting in the spring.   That's my experience anyway. 

True geraniums

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 12:53

Yes - it'll be much happier spending the winter in the soil rather than in a pot

Who still has bees?

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:40

Bumbles of some sort on the buddliea in front of our sittingroom window yesterday late afternoon. 


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 11:38

Have a look here Hosta, and see what you think

As I said I've never knowingly seen one ...

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Such a handsome chap

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ID please

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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