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matthiola incana

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 12:03

Beth Chatto has a white one she got from Dixter that acts as a perennial, but  it is currently out of stock.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:30

Upload it to youtube. Its pretty easy, and you can then give the address for it to other people . I've had over 30,000 hits on my whale shark feeding video.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:26

Well I've got the climbing french beans in. Still not got the runners in. The rain has held off but its very dark here. A very fat vole is running around the patio picking up bird seed.


Posted: 03/06/2014 at 14:44

You're supposed to send the rain back to verdun, not send it in this direction.

I spent part of this morning on my hands and knees picking up hellebore seed that the plant decided to drop overnight. I've bagged the other seed heads.

I was hoping to get the runners in this afternoon but I suspect rain will stop everything.

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:58

The other perennial you can grow from seed are hardy geraniums . I grew a dozen or so from a packet of mixed geranium seed from plantworld.  One small purple one flowered the first year, most in the secong year, and this little beauty this year.



Posted: 02/06/2014 at 21:43

I,m guessing a cucurbit..... melon or pumpkin or squash

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:51

I'd remove the tall conifer with all the brown patches, but other than that, it looks fairly low maintenance to me.

home grown raspberries ready to eat

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:48

I tip them into a bowl of water and then into a colander.

Clearing a garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:41

I think you will end up with a slab of grass that still has to be mown  (unless you put down astroturf) and some awful fence panels.

I would mow the lawn as is, and replace any shrubs or trees that you dont like with something you do like. Most shrubs respond to once a year maintenance and look a lot better than bare fence panels.


Posted: 02/06/2014 at 20:34

I'm glad your brugmansia is doing well, Kef. I have planted one out this week.

I've had the big blue pot for a long time. It was hiding under the goldem philadelphus by the pond. I decided to move it to a more prominent position. It was full to the brim with rain water, theres no hole in the bottom.

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