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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 15:59

@Lyn.. that is okgot u on my list for scabious hun .. and ni dont need any of those thanks.. i planted some last year and they have seeded everywhere

im relly after some cranesbill geranuiums.. not pink and some agastace and bee plants really xx

Plants for wildlife

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:13

@Lyn.. yes i do hun they look so good and i love their bright colours and continuous flowering time..


Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:11

can i ask.. we put our potato peeling in a bag that goes to composting as they kept growing in our own ones.. well they have grown and are now in flower in these bags.. no care has been put upon them..

.... So will there be good potatoes or not in thre do u know. and when do i pull them?

Echinacea Pink Double Delight

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 14:08

love the top pink one Girlfrom Belgium.. goregous.. i struggle to get them to grow in my sandy soil.. (like a beach) even thou i add compost and organic matter.. they struggle. bu this year they are flowering ok not tall but ok.

I so love them to

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..

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