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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:48

I don't think that osteospermum is usually hardy, Steve. This last winter has been so mild a lot of tender plants have survived, whereas normally they would have succumbed to frost. I have a row of argyranthemum that I expected to die but is about to flower. Normally you would take cuttings in Autumn to overwinter for the following years plants.

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:44

Sounds like an oddsockers reunion...

The borage is already flowering for the pimms.

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:32

Well you saw my garden at the worst possible time of year. its starting to look a lot better now. We'll have to arrange a visit later on, say end of May?

Rosemary seeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:30

It might be easier to do cuttings from an established plant, also in well drained compost.

Rosemary seeds

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:29

well drained compost and bottom heat?

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:25

I think a tent like thing hanging from the tree will make enough of a statement. Cream will soon get filthy.  Red I think is too much. It will hang where there used to be a child swing, the ropes are still there. I think we will have to have a garden party to christen it.

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 22:13

Following on from the new herb bed and a rim (raised bed?) around last years onion bed, steps are now being modified, to steps with a ramp in the middle for the wheelbarrow. The trouble with terracing a slope is wheelbarrows  dont like steps.

 The trouble with engineers is everything has to be perfect and gets overengineered.

My raised bed has metposts with 3 inch sq posts in each corner. It should stand an invasion of triffids.

Also, Oh has decided that maybe I can have a cacoon to hang from the oak tree, so I can loll and look at the garden at the same time.

http://www.hang-in-out.com/item/double-cacoon/3

I'm thinking a green one, what do you think.?

 

What to plant in VERY tall, narrow planter

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 21:11

I have a similar pot. I don't put a plant in it because if the roots grow it would be impossible to get the plant out to repot. Also it has no holes in the bottom. You could part fill it with stones and then stand a plastic plant pot inside the lip of it. That way you can change the plant with the seasons.

All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:45

I have been known to round up a load of big snails and put them in the middle of the lawn with some bird food to attract the thrushes. Or I stamp on them.

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 20:33

My OH is obsessive about switching everything off to save money. Computers at work are on all the time so backups and updates are done while we are not there.

I find it weird when someone remotely does something to a computer that I'm working on. I start looking for the hidden cameras. I'm sure that they are more likely to be hacked if they are on all the time, but that makes me sound paranoid.

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