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What Shall I Do Next?

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:44

Sow beetroot and radishes direct into the bed.   Carrots too. 

Harden the lettuce off and plant them into the bed and I'd do the same with the spring onions.  

Not being a leek grower I'll stay quiet about them. 


Tulip bulbs

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:41

I would - the worst that can happen is that they won't grow - but they might 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:18

Forgot to hang washing out - it's sitting in a basket in the kitchen!!!  Fg, I just read your post and you reminded me ............... just finish the coffee then I'll get it out there - it's a glorious day 

Rosemummy - I know people who's lawns get smaller every year 

Separating grass and gravel border

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:15

You can get metal edging, but I'm not particularly keen on the look and some of them can be quite expensive (often advertised in the back of GW magazine).  Also not so good if children fall over on them.  (I was that child )

 I prefer to fix a treated timber edge (packs of gravel board from a DIY store will be fine) with hardwood pegs knocked in to hold them to the edge of the lawn, but unless you're handy with the tools it's probably best to get a builder/landscaper person to do it for you.

How to do it shown here 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:09

It should be a good year for wild English Native bluebells - they will have enjoyed the wet winter and now a dry and warm spring will be perfect for them - time to start looking out for places to go and see them 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 11:07

Pretty certan pink ones are not  English natives - they can be hybrids between the English and the Spanish 


Plant ID please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:59

Hurrah!  It's one of the Chaenomoles japonicas 

a lovely shrub - it will have hard green fruits on in the autumn that can be used in a similar way to a culinary quince.  If you eat game, it's great with a pot-roasted pheasant. 



Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:35

There's plenty more on the aquilegias 

Plant ID please

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:34

Hi foxglove5 

To upload a pic on here, click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and then follow the instructions 


Posted: 13/04/2014 at 10:01

Just squidged some on a rose bush but one of the blue tits was sitting in the ash tree shouting at me! 

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