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Talkback: Plant supports

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:57
Not too late at all to sow them, might be too early to plant them out. Timing depends a lot on your area and the last frost date. You might get more responses if you post your question as a new topic...have a look through the other posts as well, there's been quite a bit of discussion about this.

what are these?

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:53
I have a tame white epilobium, just popped out to have a look, leaves much finer than no. 1. No.2 does look very much like a penstemon, but doesn't really fit in with the 'popping up in various places' unless previously cultivated in the last 6 years. IMHO!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:45
And very nice it was! Have left one in as I might be able to get a few more spears off it. Have about half a dalek full of stuff so that should get off to a good start. Also have a couple of trugs of compost to go on the bed when I've forked it over, along with a sprinkling of cluck muck. Rain later so at least I won't have to water it in..

Garden Gallery

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:04
Aquilegias are a promiscuous lot, aren't they? I got a lovely pure white one a couple of years ago, no idea who the parents were!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 12:49
Just sorted out compost bins. Now have 1 dalek with stuff ready for use, 1 in the process and 1 empty which I'll start filling when I can summon up energy to clear bed of psb and flowering land cress.

What to do!!

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 08:53
I got rid of my lawns completely about 5 years ago, and have never regretted it. Looking at your garden pic, Pavery, I wondered how it could look if you perhaps did the same, and had a gravel path threading through the lawn area, matching the gravel on the patio, with curving borders along similar lines to LeadFarmer's suggestion, but deeper.

Bind Weed

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 20:50
Agree with all Wintersong says. When I moved here the garden was infested with the stuff, but I dug and amputated and dug again. I very occasionally get the odd wispy bit poking up, and nip the top off as soon as I see it, and get as much root out as I can. However, I do have very light free draining soil, so if you are on heavier stuff then a chemiclal blitz may be a very useful adjunct to the elbow grease approach.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:01
Those baskets are so pretty! I'm useless at such high maintenance stuff though. Reminded me to sow some more little violas in a month or so, but am still consumed with veg obsession. Planted out some more broad beans today which have been skulking in the cold frame during the deluge. Cleared about a zillion forget me nots, moved a sanguisorbia, wandered round for half an hour with a Rosemary in a pot - I think I've worked out where to put it. Found a broken blue eggshell with brown speckles about 3cm - is that a robin's egg? Heard a lot of squawking, so I think there might be babies about somewhere.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 11:47
Lettuce, psb, kohlrabi, leeks all sunbathing. Cloches off dwarf french beans, for the first time since planting out. Washing on the line. Sowed carrots in guttering, magentaspreen in modules. Off to do forget-me-not cull.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 09:38
garden gently steaming in the warm sunshine.

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