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When to dig it all up

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 11:03

I put hardy annuals into plug trays, then just transplant to fill the gaps. I wont pull out all my forgetmenots until they start to go over. I have plants in pots ready to fill the spaces.



Plant food

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 23:10

What type of tomato plant is it?


Tree/car/everything covered in tiny bugs

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 18:43

Woolly aphids?

Hellebores in April

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 08:41

You need the leaves to help build up the plant for next year.

If you can wipe off all the larvae or egg masses or whatever they are, the leaves will look bad this year, but then cut off in January next year, to get fresh leaves next year. I think if you chop it to the ground now, you will lose the plant altogether.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 22:14

My hanging thingy is fern green. The door will be following on in two weeks. That means I have the joy of waiting in for fedex again.

OH reports the ducks on the canal all have ducklings. Our mallards  are still wandering around the garden, the drake following the female around. They like the new duck food. I suspect she is not planning on any egg laying duty soon.

 Do ducks eat tadpoles? We had lots of frogspawn, and usually there are lots of tadpoles, but i cant see any this year.

Convolvulus Star of Yalta.

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:00

Whose Multi purpose compost are you using?

Maybe there is something in it that is killing the seedlings? Is it fine with other seedlings?


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 19:34

Fedex tried to deliver my new hanging tent thingy to the house next door. They will be coming back tomorrow to the right address!!!

I've pricked out delphiniums and more aquilegias. I've sown some perennials for next year. I've cut down nettles and put them in a distbin to make nettle tea for the brassicas. Its been a lovely day here, more like summer than spring.

I hope you had a good birthday, Orchid lady.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:54


 In the ancient woodland at Felley Priory.


Posted: 28/04/2014 at 11:47

I believe it is a broad galvanized steel hand harrow. However links to a page where they could be found only show up a narrow version.

At the price (I gather £89 for the broad version) I guess they didn't sell many.

English bluebell,Spanish bluebell,scilla is it me or are these plants confusing

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 09:45

I also saw two solitary white specimens in the old bluebell wood. They were side hanging and identical in every other way to  the blue ones.

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