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Why does my garden look raggedy?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:04

purplepoppy wonderful garden.. i also favour the cottage garden to.. looks after itself lot time.. self seeds and i just love yr path..

i feel the hot weather has taken its toll. we had rain at week for lot in a month and a half.. so been hosing. but cnt water all of the garden as we are on water meters here.. so pay for what we use.. our grass is near on all brown adn dead lookin still. and i have had to cut soem plants down due to lack of refreshement..


Dream of your wish list

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:58

tree fern..

Beckkie that does sound lovely. wonderful in fact

Plants for wildlife

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:56

Wildlife Gardener 123.. i am the same i have changed my garden round to suit bees and butterflies birds and all..

so for pots.. dwarf buddleha , dwarf cosmos, veberna rigida is ok in pots but is low growing so ok in beds also at front, nepeta.. dwarf lavender.. sedum to a degree and that is later flowering.. or if you have a wall/fence try some ivy growing up that provides late nectar and nesting and hiding places also..

or u can go for standard buddleha and plants also. they are good in pots..

but tbh not many are good in pots bar the summer bedding plants.. as they get dried out soo much. and if u want perennials to come each year they need to go in the ground.. really..

as steve309 said do bug houses.. and bee homes. for the last 3 years we have had bumble bee colony living under our shallet. its wonderful to watch them come nad go

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:48

the best i have found is an Aveeno hand cream.. works good on mine..

What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:34

What have I learnt.. hmmmmm

If gonna let them self seed.. to weed out some..

To stake plants earlier

To allow things space to grow

A large cat litter tray filled with water.. and a smaller upturned same shaped item.. in the middle is good snail trap.. (with a big enough gap the snails cant reach across.. and believe me they can stretch a far bit) and enjoyed watchin the blackbirds coming and taking them.

Do not sow direct.

To harden some off for longer next year.

There are more.. but i will keep it short




Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:28

hello everyone.. morning spent in garden .. weeding.. and shocked to see that all that rain yesterday and the ground is rock hard from inch down   and the wind is destroying my flowers and tall plants..

wow fidgetbones.. bug strong lad then.. on babies my nipper was 9 1/2 lbs and is already near on 4 1/2 ft at 8  years old..

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:21

who was after monarda seeds or beebalm as the say.. i will have some this yeah it is just coming into flower..  will let ya know what colour when it does

I also have a few Lychnis Viscard vibriant cerise pink.. not many of these thou..


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:20

@foolie.. i would love couple japanese enemone please .. see if u would like any of mine hun x


Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:17

kitchen gardener .. i woul love some of yr tarragon seeds please.. i love anythign for beesad butterflies in my garden

@hogwee.. ys that is fine i will save u some giant scabious

@gardenmaiden.. it is i who had blue and dusky pink delpheniums hun .. if u pm i will send u some out so can seed soon as... i would love some white globe thistle please

globe thistle cut back..

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 13:08

@obelixx... thank u so much.. i will leave until spring if wind dont get them first


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