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Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:34

Well - it might be a 'boy' clematis  LL    

Good draining compost

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:54

I usually sow seed in ordinary compost but when I plant out anything I add grit as a matter of course because I have clay and lots of rain. My verbena (sewn last year) stayed evergreen - in pots against the house wall - and only started to look scruffy about 5 or 6 weeks ago after the winter. I just tidied off the rough bits and  they have loads of new growth.   I'd potted them into bigger pots with some alliums in the autumn and they're now all in the raised bed I made last year.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:41

Panda - I had to laugh but once I started painting I felt it was wise to take the washing down. Don't think daughter would fancy black stripes on her new red jammies!

and why are you displaying your jumper in  a pot....

Unknown Plant

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:38

It looks like it to me 

Alan's right  - get help to tackle it correctly if it is. The advice now is to use weedkiller, but you have to be vigilant with applying it and it'll need several applications.


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:33

If you mark it with a cane or a little wire cage or something and label it anthony, it'll help prevent damaging it when you're working with any other plants around it. Don't want you doing the same thing again. I just managed to avoid damaging an emerging fern yesterday when I got a bit enthusiastic with my trowel!  

Horse Manure - what to do with it

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:24
GWRS wrote (see)

I also use bone meal on the beds 


I use sheets and duvets GWRS....


I think people sometimes get a bit confused with the manure thing. Generally if you have lots of empty ground - like on an allotment or empty veg beds in winter - just chuck it on to break down before using the plot in spring.  For most domestic gardens it needs to be stored for a while to rot down properly because we usually have fewer large empty spaces to do that - they're usually filled with shrubs and perennials etc. -so it's not feasible as the plants are in the way. 

Does that make sense? I know what I mean! 

Lily of the Valley

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:17

Bob - I have one of each of those children ! 

I love lily of the valley and I'm always meaning to get it. I like a challenge...

Camera Corner

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:14

Looks like a  phlox lily. They're pretty wee plants. You'll get them cheaply in GCs or usual places as little alpines 


Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:09

Dove - ouch -  more than chocolate required I think 

I don't know why we worry about spending lots on our gardens - look at what other people spend on shoes and jewellery and clothes....well that's how I justify it!

Brought my washing in - felt it was time as my trousers flew past me while I was sawing wood....it's a bit windy here 

Cup of tea and a quick look round then back out for painting and other 'stuff'. Getting the coping thingies on my raised beds. 

Sweet Pea thread

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 12:50

Doing some soon myself 

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