gardenning granny

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Solanum Glasnevin

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:38

I've never noticed seedlings around mine (glasnevin like yours) but it's an absolute picture at the moment.  I have it in front of a Sweet Juliet rose which is not quite out yet, but the two go very well together.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:35

gosh - never thought I needed a greenhouse in France, but we are in the south.

In England I use my (cold) greenhouse for delicate things before they go out in the garden - currently pelargonium cuttungs, delphinium seedlings, and many other seedlings.  I also overwinter my echeverias and non-frostghardy plants in there.  Yours sounds more like a commercial polytunnel!  My tomatoes, lettuce etc are all out in the garden.

Are you protecting your veg from heat or cold?

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:29

....and my grannies bonnets - aqualegia

Another ID please

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:16

Nightmare weed -let it seed just once and you'll have it forever.  It seems to emerge and grow very fast and needs digging out the moment you spot it.

Having said that, providing it's not flowering |I add it to the compost bin.

bean seed germinating

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 11:10

I have very poor germination from my french beans planted indoors in cells - I'm going to plant them out and intersperse the ground with more seed and hope they will like it better outdoors!

The wigwam goes in for the runners today - a few painted lady and I'm also trying a Wisley one - all my gardening is full of hope and a bit hit or miss, but absolutely full of flowers right now.


Posted: 09/05/2015 at 13:34

you don't need to feel bad - rats spread disease and can multiply at an alarming rate.  the year we were invaded it was tracked down to a factory that was being demolished and had failed to put the required rat control procedures in place.  Hopefully you'll only need to use the box for a short while - I think as long as the bait continues to be taken.  They do not die in the box, but take the bait back to their nesting places.  I hope it works for you.

Clumps of crocus with no flowers

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 09:46

Oh lucky you - mine are growing under an apple tree, starved of light and water, but they multiply at a rate of knots.  Enjoy them while you can (fingers crossed for the sunshine, then move them, or store them (Labelled) in the shed to plant again in the autumn.  They're not all that good in planters - too much leaf, and as you say the flowers only open when the sun shines.

They grow in the vineyards in the Languedoc, which might indicate they need to dry out through the summer.



Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:59

I don't like the idea of rats anywhere in my garden - you can get a special box with a small hole for the rat to go on in and eat the bate you put inside - harmless to other animals I think - believe they are made by rentokil

If you've got one in your compost bin there will be a whole family somewhere nearby

Help with plant identification

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:55

I'd go for a viburnum with scented flowers - I think it's burkwoodii -same sort of size but with the most wonderful scented flowers in a week or two from now

plant ID

Posted: 03/05/2015 at 17:51

reminds me of the red flowered pulmonaria (one of the lungworts) in which case I would expect it to come into fllower pretty soon

any more ideas anybody?

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