Latest posts by figrat

Roses growing through Hazle mounds at Chelsea

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 21:13
Wouldn't worry, it'll be covered with roses!

Fork Handles

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 20:04
Not if you live here.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 20:01
@ Dean-it is looking magnificent. You must be so pleased!

Invasive plant eradication

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:36
Any chance of a picture?

Liquid Seaweed

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:34
Bob Flowerdew recommends spraying it all over your garden. I use it mixed as per instructions in cans, and watering with that. I also make up a big trugful, again with appropriate dilution, and dunk containers in that on a weekly basis if I'm feeling organised and fit! One trug does all ( waste not etc). Never heard of it promoting seed germination.

Gardening newbie with loads of questions

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:28
When's your birthday?

Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 18:25
Hmmm. I think by removing the side shoots, last season you might have reduced the amount of flowering stems lower down. I'm still of a mind to suggest pinching out the growing tip when they've got to their optimal height, but leave side shoots to carry on. Another option ( too late for this season) would be to try a smaller variety, like Snoopea. I think David K is the sweet pea guru, I'm sure he will give definitive and explicit advice...

Sweet Peas

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 14:18
It is often recommended to pinch out the growing tips of sweet pea seedlings when they have developed three pairs of true leaves - this encourages them to develop a bushier multi stemmed habit. I can't see that it would be detrimental to pinch them out now, but there are some sweet pea gurus on this site who I'm sure will give advice as well.

Gardening newbie with loads of questions

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 14:13
You're going to have great fun! One other thing which I think is worth its weight in gold is an automatic vent opener.

Roses growing through Hazle mounds at Chelsea

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 14:08
You can use other stuff for the whippy tie- in bits, eg dogwood or Virginia creeper prunings. Beware of using willow for the uprights roots VERY easily!

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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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