Latest posts by figrat

slate soil and slugs

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:24
Maybe you might consider trying to improve your soil, so that plants have a better chance of surviving. Site and situation are also factors. There are wildlife friendly slug pellets available which are effective if used according to the instructions.

flowers that change colouer

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:19
Looks like a gerbera. I'm off downtown to our local coop, will have a look.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:01
My Granny always used to say blue and green should never be seen.

flowers that change colouer

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:00
There is a Rose called Masquerade, the blooms start off yellow, turn pink and end up red, so the plant in flower has a variety of colours. But I 've not heard of it in a sunflower.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 11:51
Actually Kate, I am making a lemon drizzle cake!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 11:30
I am going to be baking a cake.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 11:19
The gloom's back here as well.

Hosta or Weed?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 11:10
I think it's very likely that you already have young foxglove plants in the ground which will flower next year, but as Dovefromabove says, broadcasting seed will ensure an ongoing free supply, but the offspring may not come true to the parent plant due to cross pollination. Like Excitable Boy, I relocate some of mine- I'm in the south west too! Incidentally, you can predict with a great deal of certainty what colour the flowers will be by looking at the base of the leaves. If they have a pink flush (as seen in the main plant in your picture) the flowers will be the usual foxglove pink/purple. If white, the flowers will be as well. I have a variety that come up year after year, all self sown, in a variety of pinks, whites and apricot, as a result of cultivated varieties that I grew yolks ago.

Hosta or Weed?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 08:03
You can pull the whole plant out. They are biennial, and die after flowering, looking rather scruffy in the process.

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 07:27
Akebia is an unusual and very pretty climber. If we ask lilylouise very nicely, she might post a picture, now she has the knowledge.

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Bay tree root eradication

Best way to do it! 
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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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