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Try again Stipa

Posted: 17/07/2012 at 08:39
Hi CIA. This has happened to a few posters, you have probably inadvertently 'ignored' yourself. If you go to your personal settings, forum settings and messages you will find a setting for ignored or blocked posters. You can remove yourself from this, and then all your messages will be visible again.

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 19:36
Happy days then! Would be worth enriching soil beneath pot before planting climber(s) as roots will of course grow into it.

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 18:51
You could wrap chicken wire round post, grow a climber up it and turn it into a thing of beauty!

a very miserable lady.

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 18:48
Hostas as hardy as old boots. One of the perennials I noted growing in Swedish gardens...and they survived the Scandinavian winters. Slugs are partial though.

My new project. Where do I start!

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:58

Well I'm wondering if you could crowbar up the slabs to the left of the concrete post and put them on their edges to make a raised bed. The white tiles I would suggest you get rid of, but there is something very satisfying about weilding a lump hammer! Over the years I've unearthed a lot of weird and sometimes wonderful stuff in my garden, the best of which (victorian pottery, tiny glass bottles, a butler sink...) I've kept as decoration or reused. The half-moon tool is probably a lawn edger.

I guess the area you're going to revamp is just outside your kitchen. In terms of planting, might it be possible to put training wires horizontally on the fence posts? Even though the area doesn't get full sun, herbs like parsley and mint (latter in containers) and probably sage would do OK there, and you might think about soft fruits at the back. Or a climber - honeysuckle would be happy. I would also suggest you think about painting the fence in a lighter colour, which would match in with the lighter areas on the back wall of your house.


Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:40

I think I sowed mine in late March, but will try and get them going earlier next year. Have invested in a fairly substantial heated propagator, so should be able to nurse them along in that in the GH. It feels as though this whole season's been a write off.

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 17:01
Pretty sure it's not teasel.

Tomatoe plants with no flowers !

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:45
Don't feel so guilty now about excess toms flowering in their weeny pots- they were sown in the hope of an outdoor crop, but haven't been out of the gh yet. Might give them a bit more spacious accommodation, withold feed and see what happens.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:37
Hi all. Just spent some time in the GH, potting on a few things in hope! Nothing much to report, except a birthday last week and the acquisition of a Kenwood Chef (thanks to Bloke).
Niece is coming over for a baking session - coffee and walnut cake anyone?

a very miserable lady.

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:27
It has been gruesome hasn't it? At times like this I'm very grateful for my very freedraining soil, at least it doesn't get waterlogged. At least the slugs are happy...

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