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Latest posts by gardeningfantic

Summer has arrived

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 10:04

my verbascums got blown down by the strong wind last week as well as my tall alliums.. everything flat on the ground.

as for summer.. it is longest day next week... and the weather doesnt seem to have done as it should for this time of cosmos seedlings are only just starting to bush out and no flowes yet.. my rudbeckias are only 5 ins tall and flowering wallflowers are still flowering so havnt taken them out to replace with the rudbeckias like normally do yet.


Excited, excited, excited!

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 10:00

i still waiting for the veronica seeds to shoot i planted in april..

as for summer is here.. they said lasat night that the longest day is next start to get darker in the evening soon.. and doesnt seem to have been summer at all down here

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:59

warm sunny and humid.. not a breath of air wanywhere..

its gonna be hot one


Posted: 19/06/2013 at 09:58

it may have been birds.. i say this as i left tray of potted up plants on my table.. and next day all the pots were up and the plants were out and right mess everywhere

i think it was the pigeons fighting.. as htey do that alot here.

and if they got in the water it is amazing how it can be emptied after a flurry like that..

and they left nasty scratch marks all over my cars bonnet paint work after as well..

Rat problem

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:32

they are a problem.. live near railway line and always about and ruddy large ones too.

we use bait and air rifle.. take a shot and they dont come back for some time..

if you have composter then bang it every day as they dont like noise and leave it open to get rained on.. as they dont like it very wet either.

if you are on benefits you can get the rat trap man to come in and do it for free or for a fiver i neighbour had them in few years back and they trapped ours too.. said if you take out a colony it will take 3 years for them to build up again.


MOB rants

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 12:28

the thing with wagon wheels.. have they got smaller.. or have our hands just got bigger???

i also use white vinegar for my cleaning.. it is amazing.. mixed with bleach (thou pongs and open all windows) it can be pasted on the grout and rinse after time and whoopie!! clean and white and fresh.

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 16/06/2013 at 09:57

@skyrunner.. super idea.. and very cost effective.. i will have to get hubby making something up for mine... it looks so good in yr pics.

nutcutlet.. loving the iris.. superb colour.. and love the pink one QR.. love bearded iris.. mine are all done now.. my dark black one i put pic up here off. has just finished last bud.


Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 15/06/2013 at 09:35

skyrunner.. love he path in the 5th picture down..  is it just odd pacing you found or is it bought that way..

it is same sort of thing i am after for my garden.

Talkback: Cockchafers

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 16:02
we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they are large and amazing bugs..

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 15:57

such amazing pictures.. beautiful.. i am afraid i do not get time to paint these days. have not done for some years now.. used to be my job.. but children came along and life took a different path..

keep the picures coming i love to look at them as much as your gardens

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GW free tulips in oct issue

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Everyones tips for diseases/aphids/mildew/diseases etc..

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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we have these in our garden all the time during season.. thou not so many this year as previous years.. o/h calls them maybugs.. but they ar... 
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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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allium bulbs...should I split them

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