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Last night's Gardeners World

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:41

They were a bit odd...can't see the point of them.

I've got bees

Posted: 30/05/2015 at 21:39

Lucky lady and lucky bees......

runner bean seeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 19:09

After sampling White Lady last year from another allotmenteer I have been converted as the flavour was so good.  I had 100% germination and they are growing out in the allotment now and look really healthy. 

What is this?

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:57

They have been particularly good in the hedgerows this year, around our way.

Buddleia Globosa

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:15

I usually fling blood fish and bone around the garden in spring and leave it at that.  Do take care about pruning though as globosa is not like davida and rarely needs pruning.  If it does need to be tidied up do it after flowering (summer) - if you leave it too late you will  not get flowers the following year.

Trees from Seeds.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:10

I was sent some germinated astrantia seedling by another forum member last year which she had dug up from between gravel where they had germinated.   She put them between damp kitchen paper, wrapped them with cling film and put them in an ordinary envelope in the post.  They arrived a couple of days later and now are merrily growing in the back garden.

I know that they weren't tree seedlings but it could work the same.  Perhaps you could experiment with sprouting some seeds and send them to someone you know to see how they get on.   

Buddleia Globosa

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:53

Mine took a few years to 'get going'.  I noticed today that the flowers are just beginning to form, so if we get some warm weather, I hope mine will be flowering soon.  The flowers form at the end of the branches.

Chelsea tv coverage.

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 20:47

I agree with you Valerie - the crowds put me off - so I much prefer to see it on TV.  I went to the first ever Gardeners World live in Birmingham and it was bliss as there were no crowds as nobody seemed to know about it. 

Dwarf bean germination

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 16:43

Thanks for the handy tip dambuster as it obviously works.


Posted: 22/04/2015 at 22:59

OO7 - This is the first one I've heard for years.  We used to hear them regularly in our village, up in the woods.  We heard this one today in a forested area near us.

Very interesting Jimmy.

Discussions started by Forester2


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Does Anyone Know What This Flower Is?

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