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Gardening Fork

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 17:58

i bought one last year fomr the company in back of gardeners world mag.. it is yellow nad red and veyr small neat border fork with a foot rest bar.. very light and easy to use.. can remember hte name..and when it stops raining will go and and check the make...

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 17:56

lovely pictures.. inkadog i also find my roses are plagued by black spot.. tried all the stuff you can buy..but makes no difference.. i just live with it now

the wind has been howling today and all my foxgloves are hanging their heads.. and htey look so gorgeous at weekend.. and also my delphiniums have started to hang too.. the sun has been out most of day with heavy showers but the wind is getting up a pace now.

no gardening managed at all today and probably not for rest of week as weather is going to  be bad.. managed to sow some seeds for next year and that is about it. not like summer out there at all.

weed or plant ID help needed

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:28

but then could be phlox

weed or plant ID help needed

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:27

i was thinkg penstemon also muddyfork.

Talkback: Growing aquilegias

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:21

@carrie thomas.. i must tell you that the seeds i got off you last year have flowered gorgeous this year.. some wonderful colours.. thank you..

have harvested seeds to see what comes of them next year.


Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:18

i have planted laurels to form a wind break hedge.. i know they can go bit brown in the wind.. but they are lovely and the birds nest in them..

but i think today that they have vine weevil. have ordered the nematods to get rid.. as i grew them all myself from seedlings i have had to check or my spare ones that i have and will treat them too... so gutted.. it has taken 2 1/2 years of continous potting up and waiting to get to size good enough to put out.. and now this.. i wonder if they come from the bay trees they are planted next too.. either way gutted

Instructions from start to finish on foxglove flowers

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:12

they will self seed.. or leave one flower head to seed.. i grow them fesh every year to fill in any gaps.. one pack of seeds go long as they so tiney and loads of them

just remember they are poisonous.. so wash hands after touching them.. do no rub eyes are htey can cause blindness the nice man at the hospital told me

Talkback: Unpleasant plant smells

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:08

i dont know the name of the plant.. but i pass it often and it is large shrub with white ball like flowers.. think it verbernum family not sure.. it absolutely stinks foul.

seeds not germinated

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 15:04

my agauilegia seeds have not yet showed signs of growing..this year has been the hardest i have found for growing them.. think the on off cold/warm weather does not help.

i start them all of in the  spare bedroom.. so warm, light and even all round conditions.. but not good.. only the redbeckias and nicotina did the best even my cosmos were hard work this year.. and normally  they are easy and trouble free. my geraniums both standard and trailing have been ok too.. once the warm weather got here they took off.

onions.. sown 3 lots and only some of the 2nd lot are now sprouting.. peas, beans etc did well.. the broc and sprouts only got half of sown grow..

a strange year for it i think..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:58

today in the garden i only managed to do some clearing and dead heading before the rain set in.. and got cold.

the wind is also strong here and my foxgloves are getting a beating... as are the delphiniums.. wish it would stop

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