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May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 08:49

hi everyone.. it is sunny here today so i will mostly be in the.... garden 

@dean - have fun building the greenhouse.

@rob stevens - kids.. my youngest is 6 years old and gets us up at 5.30am everyday and has done since he was born.. that was his first feed of the day.. as didnt feed through the night.. i sometimes forget the time as up so early and hubby started mowing the lawn today at 7am.. neighbour shouts out window to "blerdy give it a rest"

@excitable boy.. have a great day.. lovely place and lovely show and lovely weather for it.

so i will sign off for today guys and get back to doing some tittivating.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 18:05

@woo2.. your welcome.. sounds good idea to be able to pick them. much easier.

yes weather looking good..sunny and gorgeous today if not a little windy.. so hopeing to get out a do lawn tomorrow and weeding and planting summer bedding out.

Talkback: How to sow cyclamen seeds

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 18:03

i sowed seeds form teh neopolitan cyclamen.. i kept balls of seeds until dry and had burst in a paper bag.. i then sowed them in compost and left under a bush for shelter and kept them moist.. i now have 35 small ones.

i always think when sowing seeds that the best time is when the plant itself has finished its flowering and seeded itself.. as that is when they naturally seed.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 10:02

@lilylouise.. you have a video of your garden.. please direct me to it..would love very much to see it.. love looking other gardens... gives me ideas all the time for mine.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 09:57

@woo.. waht were you growing.. i have cosmos.. rudbeckia.. scabious.. geraniums.. ox eye daisy... river daisy.. pansies.. all mixed colours.. and runner beans.. fernch beans.. peas... brocolli.. sprouts.. let me know i can send you some.. if you wish.. thou some are big now and postage be littlte higher than seeds.. but sure we can sort something out. let me know.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 11/05/2012 at 09:52

@woo2.. that is such a shame.. it is heartbreaking when it gets destroyed lost the roof to mine last winter.. lost everything inside as hubby woudnt go out and mend it for me

@lillyloiuse.. you are so lucky all those greenhouses.. wish i had space for me.. well i have but hubby wants it for large veg patch. i have to be honest and say i put all my cosmos and rudbeckia etc outside at weekend.. as the green housee floor was also impassable really.. and i am just so fed up with not being able to put them out... potted up the osteospurnums yesterday as raining and couldnt get outisde and they needed it.

@dean.. i am very green with envy at your polytunnels.. the are coming on a treat.. kep the pictures coming.

@joslow.. thats ok.. happy to share.. they should stock it. that one in picture is about 4 years old now and gets biger every eyar.. will add picutre of it this year when flowering... when it has jus cut it all down and it will reshoot.


Posted: 11/05/2012 at 08:01

great name steff37 it a great picture.. did you know she was there when you took it..

Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:49

i think it is a form of art.. putting plant together that corodinate in colour and compliment each other... sie and shapes and how you layout your garden.. is all art to a degree.. and being able to stand back and admire your work is the most pleasing part.. just like a fine painting.

only difference is the garden changes colours and shapes and moves and invites you in to have a look all year round..

Talkback: Slugs and snails and pussycat tails

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:43

thou must admit hubby this year as put a ring of copper round the top of the veg raised bed..s othe blighters cant get across to eat our stuff.. is working so far.

Talkback: Slugs and snails and pussycat tails

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 11:42

we have had many more snails and slugs this year than ever before..snails especially.. but i habe couple of thrushes in the garden so they eat them.. i just put them outon the path for them to find.

slugs.. i was told only the brown ones are what eat yor plants.. not the black ones.. i do not know if this is right.

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