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Weed or flower

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:58

I can't tell you the name, but it is definitely a weed.    if I was you I would pull it up and get rid of it before it flowers and showers your garden with seeds.    When it comes to weeds, the old saying about a stitch in time is very true!

Mystery plant

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:55


I think you should pot this hisbiscus up and treat it as a houseplant.

I just love the bargain corners in Garden Centres.     Sometimes things look almost dead but a little TLC (namely water) and they can spring back to life and delight you.

chick weed

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 16:46

I think this is a case where good old-fashioned hand weeding is the best option!   Just don't leave it long enough to let it seed.    Budgies love it, by the way!

Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:18

Thanks.   Perhaps I have never noticed the smell, because I regard it as a weed and yank it out my garden as soon as it springs up.   Next one I see, I will take a deep sniff at!!!

Sickly smelling plant

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 17:04

I also suspect it was Herb Robert, which I regard as a weed - but does it stink?   I can't say I have ever noticed that.

top 5

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:27

And what about those first snowdrops?

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:25

Koalagirl, your photos are amazing, and I am now thoroughly convinced.  Two sowings are going to be the way for me in future.   Thanks everybody!

tomato plant spacing

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 09:14

Thanks, Italophile.   Yes, I know that the last of the toms will ripen even in a drawer, but it is useful to remove some of the leaves, so that you can actually see when they are ready for picking.     Most grow bags are barely three foot long, but are marked out for three tomato plants.   As long as they are kept well watered and fed, they grow successfully.   

top 5

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 21:22

So many favourites!   But how about dierama, which I fell in love with at The Garden House, in Devon.     It doesn't like being moved and sulks, though.    I am hoping the one I planted after moving it two years ago might favour me with one stem of flowers at least this year.    Fingers crossed.

tomato plant spacing

Posted: 03/06/2012 at 21:18

We put our gro-bags next to each other in our greenhouse, too.    The grow fine, though we do remove leaves to let the sun reach the tomatos for ripening.

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