Latest posts by figrat

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 15:31
Yay! Just been out for a garden patrol in the rain and my bearded irises have started flowering!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:54
I thought mine had pegged it as well. So I dug it up and potted it, now has a shoot - and anther shoot in it's original site. Must have missed a scrap of root. I find they are pretty weak growers generally, do you have any secrets to success Alina? I'm thinking of trying to grow it in a container this year.


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 11:02
What sort of Jasmine? You mention trachelospermum. When was it planted?

Clematis Montana Peveril

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 10:44
I got rid of my c.Montana a few years back as I realised I'd always be fighting with it...trying to squeeze a quart into a pint pot. As Obelixx says, short flowering season too.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 08:56
Sounds like you might have a pollination problem with your runners- they're insect pollinated, French beans aren't. But not much you can do about that right now! I'm sure the weather's better for you than the ongoing miserable stuff here, though we have had a couple of reasonable days recently.


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 08:18
Have you had a look at the 'How to overwinter and propagate brugmansia' video in the projects/how to section? You might be able to flog a few rooted cuttings of your own next year!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 08:01
Oh goody, it's raining.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 07:54
I'm lucky enough to have an excellent nursery ( about 4 miles away, which is wonderful, inspiring and well priced. Would thoroughly recommend a visit if any of you ever venture down this way. There's also an agricultural store and seed merchants right in town, which does plants and veg seedlings as well, huge selection of seeds. Both places have very knowledgable and helpful staff, Hillhouse even has a very well-thumbed copy of the RHS A-Z of plants so you can check on cultivation requirements. Just up the road there's a semi-wholesale nursery - which is like a sort of plant battery farm, but very well priced and the condemned section is irresistible, especially if you're looking for a lot of bedding plants. I got a 2l thyme, 2x 2l sages and 3x 1l thymes for ??16 there a couple of months ago Last time I went to B&Q was to get some guttering for seed sowing, had a wander through the plant section and didn't see anything I was remotely interested in.

olive tree

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 21:09
Have you got the pot freestanding or is it on a saucer/ drip tray?

New to everything ...

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 20:48
Carrots would do well. I'm sure more ideas will be posted.

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