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Posted: 16/09/2013 at 12:28

Not to mention the honey bees are back. The sedums are the only flowers they are feeding on.


I blame Addict But in a nice way

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 11:36

I warn everyone. Chiltern says its tender but a first year flowerer. You may get blue flowers as the white seedling came from a blue plant. This one survived the - 17 frost, but it is growing in a crack against the house wall. the parents were 3 feet away but did not survive.  They had survived five winters previously.

 I have to wait until the pods turn yellow then extract the seed from the flesh. I will send out late  October.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 11:31

the crops are now coming in. Lets see  Natures Bounty.


I blame Addict But in a nice way

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 11:26

Acnistus australis white

 Earlier summer flowers now turned to seed pods

 plant as it is at the moment. I prune it hard back in spring.


Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 10:32

He could always use a bucket.....

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 10:30

I have some self set, but I always collect a few seed to push in  3inch pots for gap filing

. I currently have a forest of self set Cerinthe major purpurascens, which I might pot up a few small ones to overwinter in the greenhouse, but I bet the big ones don't get to flowering stage before the frost gets them.

 The hot then wet then hot weather seems to have triggered quite a few seeds to grow prematurely. I have quite a few seedling of Verbena bonariensis to pot up and overwinter indoors too.


Posted: 16/09/2013 at 10:25

It started off blue skies and sunny at 7am. I was woken early by OH at silly o clock, off to work at some farflung part of England.

 So I cleared out most of the tomatoes out of the greenhouse. Just a few beefsteak and sweet million left. I washed down the staging (which has been the outside nursery), and got half of it back in the greenhouse. Old tom plants are ready to be shredded. I found the heater and checked it works. I've put in the greenhouse the most tender plants, because nights are getting a bit chilly here. Its suddenly gone a bit windy and looks like rain now.  Ho hum.

Eremurus/Foxtail lily

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 10:15

I've ordered some Eremurus. I will be putting them in large pots of gritty compost in the greenhouse for the winter, before planting out in Spring.

Nettle Fertiliser

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 10:13

I use Universal Household Activator for the compost bin.  Universally available and free. All boys under 30 love the game.

 I should add that my compost heaps are well hidden from prying eyes.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 23:11

Night all


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