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May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 18:22

When I was wandering round doing the bean shoot, some other things caught my eye. Mme Alfred's getting in full swing.

 I love these irises.


  And I liberated this little beauty from the greenhouse:

 Courgette looking happy - she's surrounded by climbing mangetout Carouby de Maussane, which has such pretty pink/purple flowers...eventually!


And won't be long before the broad beans....


May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 18:12

Just one leaf - I wouldn't panic...yet! Maybe the seedling got a bit dry in the heat?

Here's the overwintered shoots:

 And the ones ready to go out:

 And some dwarf french beans that went out about a month ago:


Ladys Mantel

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:58

Apologies for taking the liberty to insert your pic onto my post GMcG26. This is
the plant I had in mind when I responded to the first post. If you cut off the flowers before they go over it will minimise its self seeding habit, and as I said, I cut mine back to the ground at this time as the foliage starts to look a bit tired as well. Seedlings are easy to spot because of their characteristic leaf shape, and, as you have discovered, are much easier to remove when young. I suppose you could try glyphosate if they are too embedded to remove manually, but I do like to have some of them dotted through the garden.

Ladys Mantel

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:23
Advice still sound though!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:20
@sotngeoff- what seedling got jaundice?

Ladys Mantel

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 17:14
Lords and Ladies? The arum?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 16:15
Well that was my feeling. I've got the choice of planting runners with good top growth but still in rootrainers, or fully developed root with teeny top growth. Maybe I'll leave one in and see what happens.

Fork Handles

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 16:11
Good taste?

Mowing the lawn, but not the frogs!

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 16:10
Maybe leave a gap- say a foot - at the edge nearest the pond unmown with the lawnmower, and trim that bit by hand if you think it's too unsightly?

Preventing rust on mint

Posted: 27/05/2012 at 16:04
I fear not. explains a possible method to use in the Autumn.

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