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Camera Corner

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:33

Edd - just went out and looked at my primulas. Mine aren't as far on in terms of flower but you can see the leaves quite clearly


Camera Corner

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:25

Yes Edd - they're leaves unfurl in the same way as all the primulas. I've got a few here which were covered up by a rhodie. I dug them  up and stuck them in pots and will put them in my corner by the shed. They're quite pretty and a nice alternative to the standard polyanthus. You can get them in white, and( I think) a ruby red colour as well.


Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:18

Not caught up yet, had others things to do yesterday afternoon and evening. Got some deadheading done though before the hail and rain.

Lovely morning here so washing out, bathroom cleaned and therefore feeling pleased with myself  Could do with getting some pots sorted and some plants in so will try and do some of that. Tomorrow's to be nice so might get more done after work.

PJ gardening is not for  me.  I don't even like hanging washing out if I'm not dressed. perhaps when I get to 29 or 30 I'll let things slide a bit...

doc - take it easy. The garden will still be there tomorrow and it might be a nicer day 

Advice needed for a ground covering plant please.

Posted: 02/03/2014 at 11:11

Heather - I also mentioned to someone else recently that there's an online nursery called Long Acre Plants who are shade specialists. I've not used them personally - I was looking for something specific and I came across them. They look very good and have a lot of lovely plants which may give you more ideas - if your bank balance can stand it! 

Anyone have a garden blackbird?

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 16:31

Maybe Mrs B's been playing away from home so he's getting some Dutch courage to confront the other 'man' lisa! 

Have I taken that too far....

First day of (meteorological) Spring

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 15:48

I've probably got more than enough to fill my beds Bob, but I don't suppose it'll stop me buying some more plants!  

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 14:58

Does it clean the plants when it rains Jim? 

I use my hand when I'm applying B,F and B cos I like the smell. Is that a little sad? 

First day of (meteorological) Spring

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 14:41

A single 'cream beauty' crocus has opened here 

but now the rain's on 

but the washing's almost dry 

the Lord giveth.....


It's all really coming on now Bob. The hard work last year's paying off 

My raised beds are still in their infancy too, but many of the small plants are really establishing. I was beaten by the weather last autumn as I had hedging to put in as well, so I didn't get the last bed completed. I'll get to it soon 

Transfer of seedlings

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:55

I've always just used Multi Purpose Susan. Seed compost has lower nutrient value so it's ideal for seeds (especially autumn sown ones) but they need more grub once they're growing away in spring  

Clematis plants in containers

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 12:45

They need a lot of attention in pots Steve as they're hungry plants. They're far better in the ground but if there's no alternative, you can grow them reasonably well in a decent sized pot, and there are varieties specifically meant for container growing. I grew one last year up the railings on my back steps as I'd just moved and there were no places to plant anything really. It wasn't a huge pot - about 12" and there were sweet peas in it as well.  It'll be going into a permanent border this year though! 

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