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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 17:15


John Harding wrote (see)

 PS It would have been a long way to come to collect the roller!


East Ren is south of Renfrewshire, and south of Glasgow- it is  a bit misleading isn't it! We're just trying to confuse the English invaders...

I usually have cordon type toms and I don't grow many. Usually just buy a few plants but decided to try a few from seed this year as I'd just moved and had no greenhouse or conservatory. Will definitely do it again though.  I have 3 Moneymaker plants which I've just potted on. They were a 20p bargain from B&Q so they will do fine for later on. Are yours cherry/plum types or are they bigger salad type varieties John?

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 16:33

All different as you say Wintersong. I love hot pinks but not pale ones! I have some Dianthus in a pot which are about to flower and they're real 'in your face' cerise!

I once painted my bathroom hot pink and had orange towels etc....I'd seen an article by an interior designer and she'd upholstered an old chair that colour and put it with orange. Warmed the cold bathroom up.....but I did re paint it cream before I sold the house!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 16:27

John - the tomato is actually Red Alert but I know what you mean- it does look like a beef tomato! 

Now I'll have to tell you off- mentioning Edinburgh to a Weegie (Glaswegian) is a mortal sin!!

We do have a lovely Botanic Garden in Glasgow but I can assure you they have only been on kitchen window sill - until yesterday when I put them in little plastic greenhouses. They must think I don't love them- we've just had a huge thundery downpour!

I could have given you a roller for free- my Dad had one just like that but no motif. Think we just left it there when we cleared the house- it weighed a ton 

Summer has arrived

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:30

Lovely pic Bev.

Someone put a pic of Elsa Spath on- I've just looked at it. Sorry I've forgotten who and which thread  It's lovely too with a slight stripe.Had one in a previous garden.

Wintersong- your editing must be very expert then!  Do you like the really dark clems? I love the really dark purply reds and the whites- no grey (or pastel!) areas in my life  No idea what the one I put on here is- was already here. It's quite a cool purple- more lavender. Niobe is one I want to get - never got round to it before. Rouge Cardinal is  another favourite and I will get Romantika as I had it before and didn't take it when I moved- silly me.

Lupin growing advice needed

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:00

I'd agree with biofreak- the sturdier the plant the more chance of success. If your neighbours are growing them easily you should be ok re conditions. you could always ask if they do anything specific too. We usually have wet springs up here so the slugs go mad for them but many years ago  when I had my first proper garden I had huge probs with greenfly so didn't really bother with them after that. I grow my plants 'hard' so that they can stand on their own feet - so to speak! Having a good supply of predators in your garden is a great benefit too- get some feeders out first and get the birds in!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:52

The sandpaper's working well with the snails on polyanthus pot so far....

Gfantic - I sowed seed right at end of March and they've been on kitchen windowsill which has a radiator below and because of the cold weather it was on more than usual! They've been potted on and went into their final pots a couple of weeks now. I just watched they weren't overwatered, and only started feeding (once  a week) when they went in their new pots as the fruits were starting to set. To be fair- there's only one fruit that size!

Cracking pix John- garden's looking great! And well done Other Half..


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:43

Glad you're getting some sun BL 

I sense a pretender to my throne.....Verdun doubts my powers......One ring to rule them all....He will pay........broken bamboo...

sorry .....I've taken that too far 

My wand needs a re tread - it's all cloudy and thundery looking here! will try and get some stuff done outside anyway.

Inspiration required for replacing a pond

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:20

Why not put some new liner in and create a beached edge for wildlife Kamo? You could keep a boggy area as well and add the planting as suggested above. My last pond was completely edged with grass along one side and had a path and a planted bank on the other. The smaller pond was the same but without a path. You have a nice place to sit there and look at the wildlife too.Perfect! 

advice please

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:08

bluejan if they've only just been potted on recently and they're only a few inches I'd let them grow on for a while to let them get a decent root system. I assume it's for a hedge (?) so I'd just make sure the ground was nicely prepared with plenty of compost dug in and free of any large stones/weeds etc- pretty much as you would for anything you want to plant. 


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:03

Bye Dove- that final day's getting closer all the time 


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