Latest posts by figrat

Sowing in wet conditions or wait?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 18:07
Have you thought of sowing the seeds in modules or guttering to be transplanted when conditions are more favourable?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 15:43
Superbikes still roaring round, chicken roasting, harvested parsley and thyme for the stuffing and a trug full of chard. No gardening done as such, enjoying a proper Sunday. So glad I pressure washed the patio yesterday, looks lovely today.

Self-seeded tomatoes

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:37
Nothing to lose really! I'm sure Italophile will be able to advise.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 10:35
Washing on the line, greenhouse opened up but still not that warm. Superbikes on all day, bloke ensconced on sofa, I'll be popping in and out. Roast chicken later on, can see the telly from the kitchen...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 09:10

Help Identifying self seeded plant

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 08:31
That quercifoliate leaf is unusual, I don't think I've seen it in a honeysuckle. Climbing hydrangeas have this leaf shape, but I'm sure someone will come up with more suggestions!

Is this really a Magnolia Red Lucky?

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 08:12
I'm sure it will be fine in a suitably sized pot with ericaceous compost.


Posted: 05/05/2012 at 20:43

Also the stuff from your vacuum cleaner,

Practical Garening Advise

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 18:14
Only had time to watch the cucumber sowing one, loved the idea of using empty seed packet for labelling. Are you self- taught or have you got a mentor? Well done anyway.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 18:11
I've heard about it so much, but never got round to watching it before. Should be more mainstream, that's for sure. I do like Monty Don, but he has it all at his fingertips. The Beechgrove bunch struck me as being in the real world. Will be interested in their potting compost trials. Gardening here today a bit of a no-go, have got toms, peppers, courgettes and cucumbers with nice warm bottoms in the gh - on the heated propagators without lids. Pressure washed the patio this afternoon.

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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Last Post: 10/06/2012 at 22:13

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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Last Post: 27/06/2013 at 16:57

Red rhubarb leaves

I've got a bad feeling about this... 
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Last Post: 17/06/2014 at 07:08

What can I use as green manure?

Landcress just about to go to seed 
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