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why are my swede and carrots split..

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 19:11

i cant see that as it is sandy and free draining and not much nutrients in it at all... this is first year they have done it.. strange.

why are my swede and carrots split..

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:42

hi everyone, hubby as asked me to ask you all if you can tell him why his swede and carrots have split.. when we pull them the carrots look great then we see a split right down one side leaving them wide open.. same with the swedes..

he thinks it is because of all the rain is that right he asks.


Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:40

they seem to like shade /dapple shade and free draining.. well in my garden they do. they do not do well in full sun here.

What's loving all this rain?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:39

the only thing loving this rain is the slugs, snails and plants and animals of the web feet variety.. i certainly am not

July in the garden!!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 11:38

@leggi.. great pics can i ask what that tall plant with red flowers in front of your shed in top piccie called as rather nice.

your passion fruit is doing well.. i had lovely one but when my neighbours moved it and dug our for a patioo right upto our ftrellis fence.. they cut it back and cut right through the main truck.. it died.. had big row with them over it..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:20

so geoff...... is that a gold star you got for first prize in best bikini or a silver?

Garden Gallery

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:19

@berghill.. well enjoyed walking round your garden, i would llove that much land, thou hubby not so keen, your cat is rather a poser, sneaks into the shots when ya know looking 

i keep seeing such lovely rose on here, think i will get some and try them, thou soil not right i dont think as sandy and free draining. ALso the dahlias, i bought some fo this year but they have not really done anything.. i must admit i am a rascal for penstemons really.. and woul dlvoe nothing but in my garden, but hubbys says "varitey dear variety".. so i add some otehr cottage garden plants and it looks good, but not enough penstemons

Not all bad news in the garden

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:12

Yeah also a mix bag in our garden, some have done really well and others like veg not so well.. shade loving as you say Lunarz have done very well for all t his wet..but ones that need the sun have struggled.. hoping next month will bring some more warm sun

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:10

the weather today as been gorgeous, blue sky wispy clouds and sun shine, been great for getting out and mowing lawn and pottering.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 19:10

that's where it went

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