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Latest posts by gardenning granny

Overwintering daffodil bulbs

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 17:09

the beauty of growing in pots is that you know where they are, can feed as the foliage dies down and then have clumps ready to put wherever you want them to go.....and if you forget them again they'll come up again next year!

First flower this year

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:59

and my pushkinnias are just opening too

Bee Friendly Garden 2015 - Ready, Set, Go!

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:50

Most of the herbs - thyme particularly as I know to my cost having planted it around the base of my rotary clothes line - perhaps bees at ground level where I'm going to walk without looking were not my brightest idea.  Dahlias grown from seed - easy and great bee atractors.

Ideas for a modular 'Vertical Garden' ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:42

OOh EDD - what a collectiion!  A couple of years back vertical gardens were all the rage and the plant companies were selling planting bags, a bit like vertical growbags made of that green plasticcy hessian stuff, to hang on your fence.  I had three and they worked a treat though like all "hanging baskets" took a lot of watering.  I have seen breeze blocks stacked with things like aubretia planted into the holes, and I have sempervivums planted into the holes in bricks.

I think those storage bins would be great, especially if you could pick them up from a recycling place - but what about drainage? and you'd need plants suitable for dry places....

Would you pay more for a pint of Milk ?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:36

trouble is, if just one shop will offer it at a silly cheap price all the others have to follow.  If there were a "national minimum price" fixed fairly for the farmers we would all pay it without thinking about it. The farmers would get a price that reflected the work that goes into production and the shops would stop discounting it.   Everything these days seems to be based on profits for the shareholders and very little consideration given the wellbeing of mankind.and the planet...sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now...

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 16:27

Obviously a great excuse to have a good long soak in a hot bath Berkley  - with the odd seed catalogue if it stops you feeling guilty!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 12:44

After having to scrape the frost of my windscreen last night the sun is out today and I notice buds on the snowdrops after I raked off the leaves yesterday and signs of flower in the pushkinias (always the first bulbs to flower in my garden) - but the postman has just delivered GW am tempted to sit down with a coffee first.....after all I need to recuperate fromyet another root canal treatment at the dentist this morning!

but I did plant some slips from the spray carnations I bought this week....womnder if they'll grow?

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:34

Angie - if it's a path try sprinkling cheap household salt on it, but not too near the edges.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:32

The first I've ever seen too, fidget, even if it is virtual!

- Don't fancy wading in to rescue that bench buttercup - enjoying that the view, with hot chocolate, from the comfort of somewhere indoors would just suit me fine.

Are you gardening in France too?

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 18:26

Thank you Topbird, what a nice comment.

I was really hoping that there might be somebody in the South of France to share ideas with.  As you may imagine I have done a lot of research, asked a lot of people, visited a couple of nurseries that deal in plants that would survive naturally in this terrain, and persevered.

Within our village I am known as "the lady with the garden" - as I mentioned before the really keen gardeners have watering systems, and the old guys have wonderful pottagers - but all are able to water regularly in the summer.

Discussions started by gardenning granny

Overwintering Gaura Gaudi Red

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Are you gardening in France too?

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getting ready for the great Garden Bird Watch

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where have all the avatars gone?

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help - bignonia - campsis radicans

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more seed sowing queries

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overwintering solanum rantonnettii

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how to grow Bignonia from seed

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anyone tried taking grevillea cuttings?

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guess who's hiding in my compost bin

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can anyone ID this plant please?

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seeds for drought resistant meditteranean plants

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how to get rid of it - and then will the wasps return next year 
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When can I put the geraniums out?

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