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Is everyone else's plants very late this year?

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 10:04

My garden is well behind.. my day lilly has been in bud for a week now...jsut waiting.. and al my sumer bedding are not as big as normal.. i to have had to put some in compost bin and they just did nothing..

@wintersong.. glad it not only our french beans then..i was getting worried they were put out and have not done anything.. a few new leaves and that is it.. where as the peas have done vey well due to all the rain.. and the swede also doing well.. as is the carrots.. it has been good for them.. but everything else has struggled... kept out lettuce in the greenhouse this year..

also for slugs etc i was told by pold man down road..about making a lard and salt rb for the pots etc.. i hae yet to try that one.. when i do i will let you know.

Where have all the birds gone?

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 09:57

I have still had loads of birds in my garden.. i have to fil my 6 feeders up every other day.. and the 2 bird baths every 3 days..  thou the starlings have slowed down a little.. i still get sparrows, chaffinchs, robins (who are always fighting) blakbirds.. (they ahve lot of young this year and are very bossy) thrush, dunnocks, blue tits, coal tits, doves, sparrow hawk (nearly hit kitchen window during his chase yesterday) gold and green finches and wrens..

all feeding well and happliy..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 09:51

@wintersong.. very envious of your Eremurus.. it is gorgeous.. the sunshine does make everything look bright and cheery..

i managed to fiish off most of the most yesterday here is some of them..

 Some have been done for a while and some yesterday.. everything just starting to get going this year..this is all i am allowed round back garden as that is hubby's veg garden.. only have these and few shrubs for the birds to hide in..  and it is such a large size.. 70ft x 85ft and has 2 green houses in it now.. one for me and one for him..he he.. so he thinks.. i have my eye on the new one. I know i can fill it easily.

I have only the front garden on the Cliff edge which is about 70 ft x 66ft and not so sheltered from the winds. I have planted some hedges ready to grow up fior some protection from it. bu they will take some time to grow..

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 19/06/2012 at 07:35

lovely fox gloves there curlyone.. i had to cut mine down yesterday they wre all but seed stems.. where the wind had blown all the flowers off.. such a shame they were looking so good this year too.

have kept some seeds form my fav coloured ones for planting next year..

can i ask anyone if they know the best time to sow Maltese cross seeds as i got some but have no info on them.

Candelabra Primulas.

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 18:02

i grew some from seed easily enough Autumn 2010..thou this is the first year they have flowered found them easy to grow myself.. just in tray with compost and covered keep moist and warm until showing.. about 15 days.. i think it was.. they grew very fast once going and root system soons get big and fat..




Posted: 18/06/2012 at 17:57

i haev had many peacock butterfles in my garden this year.. also a couplde of red admiral at weekend.. also for the first time the small blue.. thou struggled in the wind.. think that is why they not about much..

and i have also been working hard to get butterfly friendly plants in the garden.


June in Your Garden!

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 17:48

HI EVERYONE.. a lovely day to be out in the garden.. i have managed to uplaod couple of the pictrues i ahve taken.. so here goes..


 it is all looking very lush and at times i feel a little bit messy.. but colourful!

Hope you all had good day digging and wandering.

Is it wild phlox?

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 19:29

it is sweet rocket have grown it from seed myself  this year especially to attract butterlifes.. it is not bowles mauve..the leavesand structure of the plant are not the same.


Posted: 17/06/2012 at 19:28

@Pam.. that spider of yours look slike it is carrying a nest of babies underneath it.. brill picture.. still cant load my pictures..getting a little mad now


Posted: 17/06/2012 at 19:25

sorry clicked button when i was trying to show ubby the piccies..

@daintiness.. that camera sounds better.. 42 x zoom.. but be careful on how the lense manages to balance when full out.. they are such great cameras.. thou saying that.. my samsung is great as it has massive pixel level so can zoom into the picutre many times.. but all in all if you like snapping away they are the best.. nikon that is.. even the little pocket coolpix ones are good.. got my daughter one for xmas.. and was tempted to keep it for myself..  great touch screen use on it. and large back screen for viewing for such a small camera

but which ever camaera you sue.. please keep adding the picture.. they are lovely to see.

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