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The garden so far

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 23:32

That's just gorgeous..it really is.

What are the spikey blue flowers on the left. They're really pretty.

Celandine problem

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 01:11

What about the roundup gel which is applied to the actual plant and doesn't affect others. I have used this on dandelions and it works very well.

Need help to solve my overgrown garden problem

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 00:53

Congratulations on your new house...and garden. The one thing I would suggest is patience. Rome wasn't built in a day or one growing season. I agree with AuntyRach and others about having a good think about what you want from your garden. Personally I would get rid of the trees especially that ugly thing in the last pic. There are just too many for such a space.  That along with sorting the grass and weeding between the paving will make a huge difference. If you want some colour over the summer plant up a few pots.

Then sit back and observe.

Where do I want my coffee in the morning or my glass of wine in the evening. Choose a nice spot with plenty of light for your veg. Take notes of what gets the sun in the morning/afternoon/evening/all day. This makes things so much easier when deciding what to do with a particular space. Maybe knock up a couple of raised beds for the veg over the winter.

Taking your time, planning and thinking about what you want avoids what can be expensive mistakes.

Good luck, enjoy and let us know how it goes 

Plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:11

Better not be a pansy Dimwit or I'll be having words with T&M 

Plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 21:01

Yip. That's what my Geum looks like. The echinacea leaves are a bit similar to the bottom right plant. Ever so slightly more elongated but don't have that scalloped edge. I'm still saying scabiosa.

Plant identification

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 19:46

I got this pack. Cracking little plants. I would agree with the id's but for front right. My scabiosa looks like that. The Geums are hairy leaved while the scabiosa are smooth so you can tell that way.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 01:08

Bit late with my Thursday report...and it was wall to wall sunshine in my part of N.ireland. Beautiful day and coming home at 5pm it was 14c according to the car reading. Must have been more earlier in the day.

spirea bridal wreath

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 00:38

Can't possibly go wrong with such excellent advice. Thank you both

Talkback: Vine weevil

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 01:22

Wikipedia says imidacloprid is sold under different brand names one of them being Provado. This is NOT for use on edible crops.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 18/04/2012 at 22:59

We had a beautiful sunny day here in N.Ireland but the temperature wasn't above 10c the whole day even with little wind. Got loads done.

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