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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 22:22

Very satisfying art!  

These everbearing ones have tons of flowers so they seem to be living up  to their name. The runners are growing at a fair rate too. I can highly recommend them 

Forum names

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 22:08


Mystery Tomatoes

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 22:00

I've experimented slightly with mine this year too Fishy. I have one in a clematis pot - the deep narrow kind, two in a plastic 'toy' box and three in a plastic trough - albeit quite a deep one - just to see how they all grow. I've let the three in the trough grow to full size and I've stopped the others as they're in a smaller growhouse. Apart from that, they're all getting the same treatment, but like you, I have to water the single one a bit more. So far, the fruits are all very similar. I suppose it depends how much attention you can give because they will be more dependent when there's less growing medium -  certainly for water.

We can compare notes - and fruits -  later in the year!  


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:50

I'd like to talk to a nice Italian gentleman Dove - just not about lawnmowers though....

Nightie nightie 

I'm off soon too 

cherry laural

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:29

I've seen it happen quite often grace, and it's understandable. You'd think if you bought 5 foot plants they'd make an impact right away and you get a nice big hedge quickly, but it doesn't work like that. A houseowner near me was trying to sell their house a few years ago and it bordered the road. Most of the garden was at that side so they thought a hedge was the answer. They must have spent a fortune on potted laurels at about 5/6 feet. They still look awful - yellow and sickly - and have barely grown because they just won't establish. I bought one from the nursery last year at around 3 foot and it's grown a foot in all directions already - and it's only just been planted out, having been potted on in spring. They'll grow a couple of feet a year easily once they get going, just as Abby says. I had to move a very large, established one last summer and it was hacked back to around a foot high, with virtually no foliage left on it. It's growing well in it's new spot as part of the boundary hedge 

When you put any kind of hedging in, put time , effort and goodness into the ground you're planting into - it really pays off. Your hedge will get off to a great start and will really thrive. 

Poppy seed head

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:17

That's great that you've got some seeds fredrob  I think you might be able to sow those this year to grow over winter but I'm not an expert with poppies at all. Someone far better than me will be able to advise.

Fingers crossed that you get some nice new plants 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 21:07

Quite so Dove - and I think we all know 'who' we'd rather be 


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:51

Then a cold shower doc....

That's as good a reason as any Yvie 


Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:27

Best get your coat then KEF.....

Fidget - I can't say I'm surprised with your saga. Hopeless aren't they? They couldn't 'manage a menage' never mind expectations. 

Up here that phrase means a basic savings account for housewives who 'manage' it among themselves ....not the other meaning of menage   

and we pronounce it 'menodge' . You learn allsorts on here 

Get if off your chest.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:05

I'm a bit concerned about what you're looking at David.....

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