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Compost, they reckon !!!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:38

i have been using westland 3 for £10 here.. dont go no cheaper than that.. but i have found some of my seeds not doing well.. i am rather inclined to go back to peat compost it is better.


Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:22

yes as stated you sowed to late must sow about now to end august for flower next year.

Calling Mrs P - or anyone who can grow Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:09

i must admit i had no trouble frowing mine from seed.. as stated above sow in spring.. just keep warm and they will grow.. most of mine did.. and they flowered next year..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:03

and here is our patio in the making...

 this is our shady patio.. as hubby had skin cancer he is not allowed to sit in the sun at all.. so this is shaded nd we are going to fix a sail canopy over the top.. so be lovely.. it is down low behind the bushes so secluded.. very nice.


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 25/06/2012 at 13:02

@great pictures Dean and yes it is erysimum  Variegatum.  i have 4 of them in my garden.. and now is time to take cuttings shoots but not ones with floer heads coming.. tey will flower all year if warm enough.. and flower and flower.. just keep dead heading it..

here are some piccis of my wild looking garden at mo..








 my little friend..



June in Your Garden!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 16:28

well today i managed to get some hours in outside.. rather windy still but the sun was warm.

i finally lifted and split my londons pride and got many more plants ready for my path borders next year.. lifted and split my bearded iris and got loads more plants..but some back in around the garden and potted rest up for next years path border i keep reminding hubby of that job to be done... relay the path and make borders..

 have decided on stepping stone slabs and gravel with edger.. and 2 3rd way down a round bed with the path passing through.. so a circle around a circle if  you get me.. with a border around that.. sounds confusing.. wish i could draw picture on here then you would know.. we have drawn up plans for the wooden pergula?? that will follow the shape of the round circle path in a circle.. which will follow the paths that go out form the circle.. so like a cross section but with a circle around it and in it.. this will give me height and structure on the garden but also strong and sturdy with it.. i can then hopefully grow some climbing plants and clematis

cut grass and tided edges up so looking all pucker and dandy now.. hope to get out thre tomorrow.

scaredy cat plant, does it work

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 08:51

it does not work.. i bought few years ago and they dont work..but nesting seagulls do..

Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 23/06/2012 at 08:48 borther inlaw is like you.. he gets very low and depressed about end of november and last until march.. he is hard to keep up beat at times.

our vegs not doing to well..only peas and swede look the best.. french beans not grown a cm since planting out.. and the onions have failed this year.. it is getting bad.. i got a letter yesterday to say my free lavenders from last months GW have been delayed until july.. bet it is  this weather stunting them too. my day lilly still waiting in bud for the hot sun to come out.. i cant blame it for not wanting to waste it flowers at the moment

and what has flowered is being beaten down by the damn wind. not a good gardening year at all.. i have heard we are going to have nice august and september so ahve cut some things back in hope they will flower again later.


Is it ever going to STOP!!!!

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 10:42

wellthis rain has broughtthe island to a total standstill with the bloomin gfestival took hubby 7 hours to do a 13mile trip home.. normal time 30mins.. and nothig could move as the field was muddy and cars couldnt get in.. blerdy ridiculous.. the stage was closed for while last night due to rain and high winds.. just cancel it i say.. and it is going to get worse over the weekend.. poor children were stuck at one school until 8pm last night as parents couldnt get in to pick them out.. and staff couldnt get in to work at hosipital or anywhere within 10 mile radius of newport.

and the poor students who have missed their exams today as traffic is is still blocked all night.. some one on radio had come from scotland and been driving since 5am yesterday morning are still sat in the car waiting.. i would have gone home yesterday..

so with more rain and high winds forecast for us over sat night and sunday.. it is not looking good.. my plants have been battered to death inthe last few weeks..i have also had enough of the weather..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 10:20

good looking spud steff... and your garden looks great wintersong.. that mix of cornflower and achilla looks lovely.. i didnt grow cornflowers t his year.. didnt do well last year.

today we have the winds back with force and my poor agapanthus are getting a beating.. they didnt flower last year becasue i had to move them and now i have 10 flower heads on them so want wind to go away..

my rose bush has been beaten down last night along with my tall anchillas. so fed up with the weather this year

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