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Posted: 15/07/2015 at 19:55

Lovely day today.

I spent most of it chopping stuff down, feeding it through the shredder, and filling compost bins. Hot and sweaty, I'm going to soak in a bath.

When & how do blackcurrents need to be pruned

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:02

Get a larger pot, or plant a row for him. I planted a new row of Glen fyne this January and they taste wonderful.

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 14:11

 A good use of an old tree, celebrating the fact that otters have returned to the Trent.


 We liked the Piet Oudolf planting, especially the Knautia macedonica and grasses.




 The more formal beds were planted with a repeating theme. They looked like nothing was there in March when we visited, the growth rate is fantastic.



 I must have this blue eryngium.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 14:00

The mods are on the job. It may make some of my posting seem a bit random...

Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:38






Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:22

Then we walked along the lake to the main gardens, encountering a friend along the way. She seemed to be having a good time.




Gardens we have visited 2015

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:16

We went to Trentham gardens last week.

First we went to see the monkeys at Monkey forest


 They have some cute babies at the moment.

trouble with sweetcorn

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:01

Lots of water needed for sweetcorn. It is noticeable that mine have put a surge on after each heavy downpour.  Mine are just starting to show the male flowers at the top but these haven't opened yet. The females(on the side) that become the corn cob, are not yet showing.  I planted my plants out in early June. I wouldn't expect to be eating them until late August.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 10:53


If you want to be extra careful, wash it first.

If you have hogweed in your garden, I would put thick clothing on , covering all skin, cut it down and burn it.  It is really only dangerous if it touches bare skin that is then exposed to light, it then causes photodermatitis.


Posted: 15/07/2015 at 10:48

Hopefully rhe mods will get on the job before someone clicks on it and gets a computer virus instead.

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