gardeningfantic


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May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:23

i must admit.. most of my family do not understande me and my love of gardening.. they always moan when i say garden vouchers for birthday and xmas... except my Mum as she is as bad as me for garden.

but i cant understand them not loving it.. it is an escapism that i cant do without.. i love nothing better than wondering round the garden nurseries and eyeing up plants.. thou i do not buy so many now.. i tend to buy seeds.. and Mum and I share them.. it is so satisfying to watch them grow and mature and know you did that.. its like having children really..

anyway i could waffle on all day aobut it..but i wont

 

May In Your Garden

Posted: 31/05/2012 at 08:18

@wintersong.. your garden is looking gorgeous and very lush.. i love what looks llike blu aquilegia.. one in photo under that enormous hosta.. is looks very happy there.. i have had problems with slugs too.. just  case of going out and throwing on path for thrushes..

i got a pot of londons pride at car boot last year for £2.  i then managed to splt and get 6 plants.. was so chuffed.. love it reminds me of my Nana.. as for the saxifrage. i love it..tried growing from seed and didnt do well.. so have to try again.

i can fully understand your love of the garden and not ever having one.. i spend all my time in mine.. at the cost of the house work but it is the best place to be in my mind.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 20:24

ok thanks everyone.. i have always changed every day and used rain water.. anyway they have been bathing in it... so must be ok

Flippin' pigeons

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 19:08

i also have them in my garden.. and they are a nightmare.. but as i have suet pellets out for other birds they seem to just hang around under those now and leave plants alone.. thou they do keep going into the greenhouse if i leave door open after dusk.. but i do have a very angry blackbird in the garden..always facing upto the pegions and chasing them off.. it is so daft.. the pigeons leg it when he is about... oh and htey do not like the seagull that is nesting on our flat roof.. they seem to keep even the rooks and cats away.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 30/05/2012 at 19:01

hi everyone.. it has been warm and overcasat today..but still none of the wet stuff.. still used bath water to water today.. at least the toms smell  nicer than normal

thou i do not think my spinachlikes it much.. after yesterday it has got white spots on leaves can i still eat it?

oh and also does anyone know if it is alright to put tap water out for the birds.. normally always done from the butt.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 18:04

still scorching here.. even perennials are wilting here now.. must admit i put the long handed shower head on the hose pipe and watered tonight.. blooming hard work carrying water cans up top of garden and back.. poor arm was sooooo complaining last night.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 18:02

@rob.. lovely pictures... one with iris is gorgeous and the ducks.. so cute.

@inkadog.. rain.. i am praying for that here.. all butts are empty.. and qetting desperate.. draining bath water down.. thou sucking on end of hose from right up top house.. was rather a struggle.. thought i might need A & E..

Fork Handles

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 17:57

i am so sorry.. i got carried away.. didnt know of other scores.. getting all confused..

do you question asker actual have the answers written down or are you changing them becasue you smoked the cigar

i can not think anymore it is so so hot!!

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 09:40

yes selling out.. i had to plant some more runner beans as sold all extra ones and had people wanting more... so i planted up extra 20 for them at 25p each and htey went... very fast.. only cost me compost.. so not worried.. as they bought some flowers plants at same time..

i ahve to say i sold £52 worth of plants in last 3 days.. amazed.. everyone is starting to think about their tubs and summer colour.. amazing what a little sunshine will do. and they are all 3 for £1.50 or the larger perennials are £1.00 each.. so all plants have nearly gone.. so not so much to water now

Help - pricing toms

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 09:38

well done!  i sold my excess in front garden.. as i do with all my plants.. for 25p each..

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