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May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 18:02

my bearded iris haev been flowering for a while now.. my mums are over done now fro the last few weeks.. amazes me how they differ over the country.

 and i am loving my bluebells this year too...

 i was wondering if anyone had a jacobs ladder white seeds going.. i bought some on e-bay and out of the 25 seeds only 3 plants that grew were actually the right plant..


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 17:57

wintersong..first time i have ever had so many.... lasat year i saw just about a dozen all year.

Talkback: Ground elder

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:06

i hate this stuff i have it from neighbours both sides..they do not do gardening!! i have green thumb come round and do my lawns.. they will spray the stuff for me with their stronger chemicals.. they said shops bought stuff doesnt have the strong stuff in (health and safety) well their stuff works.. kills it off.. but more just comes have to just keep diggig it up... drives me mad.

Talkback: Growing leeks

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:02

sorry about spelling.. cant find glasses.. arbutus1.. start sowing end of this month and try off in pots in greenhouse or sheltered spot first.. we didnt feed ours..they seem to like and free draining sandy soil.. so whether that is why i do not know.

will check with hubby to make sure i have got it right.

Talkback: Growing leeks

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 14:00

hubby grew them last year.. did very well.. dodnt get too big but we are going to start planting up this month for this eyars.. we started ours off in pots last year and planted out when good and strong..

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:58

rain and very windy.. to be honest i know we need it..but getting really fed up with rain now.. my plants need some sunshine to start growing again.. and it so cold with it.


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:48

 these goldfinches visited me yesterday


Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:44

got this fella today..

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:35

@rob stevens.. manythanks for you words.. yes it nice to walk round.. have planted hedges to grow up..(and wind breaks, as on cliff top and very windy all time) so i have to walk round to see it all..but they take time to grow.. and i can be very impatient. i do walk round it alot..hubby moans.. says "what are you hatching up for me to do now"  just looking i say.. this year has been hard for me as i broke my shoulder end of jan.. so relied on mum to help me out.. and she loves to cut back..god bless her.. my penstemons look like they have been scalped.. hope they flower this year.

but one good thing to come out of not be able to weed etc.. is that i have found loads of baby wegelias growing.. amazing as i cant seem to cultivated them. so next year leaving them to do it themselves..

May In Your Garden

Posted: 09/05/2012 at 13:29

I only buy my compost at garden centres.. and their smaller 2.10 plants.. i do most of my garden from seeds, cuttings and splitting.. I sell what I or my mum dont want and it covers my costs.. I give some from it to charity .. last year Cancer uk and this year Air ambulance are the lucky ones.

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GW free tulips in oct issue

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when do I sow primrose seeds

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sorry me again.. can anyone name these for me....

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allium bulbs...should I split them

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