Latest posts by figrat

What's this?

Posted: 15/06/2012 at 18:24
Possibly euphorbia lathyris?

Climbing Roses

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 20:50
Albertine is gorgeous, but unfortunately not repeat flowering. New Dawn would meet all your requirements though.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 20:30

Some pictures from today





Plant identity - any ideas welcome.

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 20:21

I'd go with dead nettle as well. Lamium is the botanical name I think. Crush a leaf - dead nettle has a rather acrid smell.

New garden, new area, growing problems

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:50

If we weren't in monsoon I might think your soil was too dry. I note that you've dig in lots of horse poo, is the leafy growth you're seeing distorted in any way? 

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:46

With addition of eggs and maybe onions, you could make tortilla which would please the Spanish. Save the cream cheese for a sarnie tomorrow.

Fork Handles

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:16
Wood burning stove is lit and PennyDog snoring gently away in front of it. Waiting for the storm to make its way up from Pottiepam's. Not really my idea of a June evening.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/06/2012 at 17:11
Some squalls here, sky looking ominous, tempest forecast for later on. But at least it will be coming from the SE, not NW like last week's, so maybe the foxgloves etc will be be blown upright...
A friend turned up who's been in southern France for the last month. He was enchanted by the green chaos...and I must admit, it does look like the Secret Garden at the moment. He took some pics which I'll post later. Good news is that I should be picking broad beans and courgettes soon...

Fork Handles

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 16:55
First year I've grown ordinary peas and now see they're going to grow way higher than the mesh support I put in for them. Tried to tie up huge branch of blush Noisette Rose which got blown down in that storm last week. Sort of bodged it, but think will have to call on Bloke for a bit of help. Saw the Chieftains in the Albert Hall on Friday, we had a box bang opposite the stage. I hoofed all the chairs out so we could dance. Great fun.

When do you buy your seeds?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 16:48
At the moment they're stored under categories - flowers, veg, salads,herbs etc. But I find I have to rummage through them all to get what I want, and usually miss some in the process. So I'm going to reorganise the boxes into months - probably! Sarah Raven has a lovely seed box which has monthly dividers, but I thought I'd save a couple of bob and reorganise the Tupperware. Regarding my previous post I'm currently harvesting salad leaves grown from a packet of seed that should have been used by 2004....

Discussions started by figrat

Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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Plan bee

One of the more uplifting news stories... 
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Overwintered runner bans

Left the roots in after clearing last year's crop, they've survived the winter and putting up new growth. 
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Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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