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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


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 22:24

 Gardengirl.When they die down, I will split them up and send them as bare roots/cut downs. Ex pots. (some time late October, probably) You will need to pot on or plant straight into a final position. I will message you before I post.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:40

Garden centre manager ringing you up?. Is that because you're his best customer, Verd, and the tills low this week?

Gardengirl, How about some sedums(daughters of rosy glow), pink phlox, orange hemerocallis, Euphorbia griffithi fireglow, A baptisia australis seedling, acanthus spinosus.  A few colour clashes there, but you can spread it about a bit. Also I can send you some white shasta daisies, or oxeye daisies.

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