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Impruneta terracotta I

Posted: Yesterday at 22:03

dilute some live yoghurt with rain water , and paint it all over the outside.

It should encourage moss and lichens to grow.

bean seed germinating

Posted: Yesterday at 19:08

We had broad bean seeds at school, but we didnt use soil, just germinated them betwen a glass jar wall and rolled up blotting paper. Maybe the teacher took them all home to plant.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:49

Dove, what did you do with the guardsman when you nicked it from Buck house.?

when to Apple prune. cloud

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:39

Do you want fruit or a lollipopped tree?.

Have you any close ups of the leaf and or bark. ?

when to Apple prune. cloud

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 18:37

If thats an apple it's been ruined. Totally the wrong shape for an apple.

Bottle brush shrub

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 13:43

Feed it with an ericaceous feed such as miracle grow for camellias and rhodos.

Make sure it is in a sunny place. Next to a south facing wall would be good. That will help the wood to ripen before flowering.

primula candilabra

Posted: 26/05/2015 at 10:39

Harlow carr candelabra primula  seed is often included in the RHS seed distribution for members.

Chiltern seeds usually have a good selection too.  I found them easy to grow from seed, flowering the second year.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:56

Or you could try growing blackberry "Reuben".

It has massive fruits and you can treat it like an autumn fruiting raspberry. I have flowers now on last years canes,and new canes coming up which will fruit in autumn.   Canes are only 5 ft tall, I tie them to a post.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:49

I have been editing. Also known as pulling out the forgetmenots to see how much space there is. Not a lot is the answer.  As usual I have more plants  than space.

To weed or not to weed

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:49

They don't look like sunflowers to me.

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