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New Garden

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 10:32

1st and 2nd are Azaleas, (is that two pix of the same plant?) 3rd is a Paeony, (Crocosmia behind it - the tall upright leaves) can't remember the 4th, 5th is Laburnum and the last one is a currant of some kind I think.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:54

A 'vice' evening RB....titter ye not....

Chilli sounds good T'bird. The stuff i made the other day was quite mild. I get complaints if I make it too hot....

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:17

There's always the ski tow if you pick the right hill... 

Re the cup - you mean you weren't playing?

I can't be bothered making any dinner. Can't taste anything 

Tried and tested solar lights

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:14

I bought some cheap ones last year from one of those Home Bargains type shops. They worked well, but I switched them off and removed them for the winter. I doubt they'd stand up to the winter rain here if left out permanently, but I doubt if expensive ones would either. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:10

We get everywhere fidget....

I've cut grass and tidied mess round the 'stension, and started digging out the compacted ground to level it for the path round the side. 

Knackered now. Easier being up a hill.... 

Nice columbine T'bird. I don't have enough columbines. I could easily rectify that...but I'm not supposed to be spending on the garden. I need a bed....

Well maybe just one...or two..

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 19:05

No need for the greenhouse Rob - they're hardy annuals. Keep them outdoors somewhere sheltered and they'll germinate quite readily. Keeping them undercover will just produce soft, lanky plants which are less able to withstand attacks from pests. 

Are they getting eaten Michael? Young, small plants are susceptible unfortunately. Remove any slugs or snails at night if you can. It's easier to control them in pots by using copper tape or grit or any one of the other usual methods, but physically removing and dispatching them is often the best method. 

Isn't she lovely?

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:47

It would have been a crime to leave her LG 

Lovely colour - and very similar to the alpina clematis. That would be a good combination in a border.

Nice open, single flowers for the bees too  

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 16:38

Mynx - you could always buy ...a wood....

BL - I think it's time Hosta visited the 'old country' and he'll need to keep the weight off to come for a light sprint up a small hill with me....

Nice clems Panda. I have no montanas now but I love the white Grandiflora. Had a pink one on a fence round the corner, with Rouge Cardinal nearby. 

I've steamed and brushed and wiped...sealing and painting next. I used to enjoy it but have no enthusiasm for it now. I'm too particular about filling all the holes and caulking round switches and sockets. Maybe I'll just sling a carpet down and go for pale and interesting on the walls  

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:43

We've had fewer slugs than usual this year as we had cold but dry weather at the right time to kill a lot off! They can devastate plants so quickly.

Might be worth getting some seeds and pushing a few in around the ones you've got as a back up 

Growing basil

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 13:42

I grow sweet basil and usually sow it thinly in small pots and just split the plants up a bit once they're big enough - at about two  or three inches. I put a couple in a 4" pot and that seems to work quite well. A bigger clump would need a bigger pot. 

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