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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:44

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 Foxgloves under the Pear tree.

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 My blue poppy

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:40
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Clematis Ville de lion , a £2 cheapie from Morrisons last year.

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Oriental poppies.(seed grown)

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 Eccremocarpus scaber, grown from seed  and  survived the winter to go mad this year.

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:34

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 View of the island bed and the Eucalyptus perinniana from the pergola.

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 Cornus kousa chinensis

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 Thunbergia black stockings, Allium globemaster, Honeysuckle Graham Thomas starting to flower on the pergola, Verbascum violetta.

seeds

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:28

I sowed cornflowers in plug trays, watched them germinate, and lost half a tray in the night to a 1 cm long slug  I found sheltering underneath.

weed killer

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:25

If it was yesterday or before when you sprayed them, you will probably lose the lot. If it was this morning, get out there with a hosepipe, and rinse and rinse and rinse.

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:22

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 Knautia macedonica melton pastels.

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 Grown from seed last year. They may only last a year or two , but I can take seed off them later on in the year.

Birdfeeder in flowerbed?

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 09:10

Bullfinches regularly feed from hulled sunflower seeds in a squirrel buster  feeder hanging from a hanging basket bracket on the house wall. I finf the voles and mice clear up any they chuck out. I have a pole feeder in a flower bed, the worst problem is with grass seed such as oats being chucked out and growing. You just have to pull them out. I wouldn't deny myself the pleasure of watching the birds, just because it causes extra weeding.

Bullfinches will take seeds from forgetmenots. They grew ok under the feeder(and everywhere else)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:35

My blue poppy has flowered

Except it's purple

Lidl Compost

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:12

Gazzar,take it back and get your money back. I wouldn't risk it.

This forum

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:46

Sorry . Kindle playing up. Nice poem , birdy( not birch)

 

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