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wee-pond

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 10:30

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My little wildlife pond needs some thinning out, under all those seedlings at front are a bed of pebbles and the stones ar starting to fall in

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:59

I only have a medium garden but have a clump of these and they are 2.7 metres high, they grew from seeds that fell from a plant i had in the corner, but they grew into my raised veg bed, so i didnt have the heart to move them, i am claiming it back though soon, but will let them stay in the corner. I originally grew them to attract goldfinches and when they came i also put a niger seed feeder up and they come all the time now with their babies as well which look strange without colour on their heads

 

 

Talkback: Growing teasels

Posted: 30/08/2013 at 09:46
Good ideas fidget, i didnt realise about the lavender seeds.

Talkback: Nesting robins

Posted: 26/04/2013 at 09:09
Thats lovely, how can you tell the male and female robins apart, does anyone know ?

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:27

Yes Lyn that seems to be it then, to put them in a sandy soil as the ones that self seeded on my patio were in the sand between the slabs 

 

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:25

With Verbena B i can only imagine that it prefers a lighter soil, as mine is clay based but after 20 odd years the soil has been improved, but they have only self seeded in the patio cracks, it seems they prefer a poorer soil, i have sown some seed indoors to try yet again, but may end up at the nursery again 

Talkback: Growing Verbena bonariensis from seed

Posted: 22/03/2013 at 10:14
Ell-Rose it is your heathers that need a different soil called ericaceous soil, that may be why it died. I always have trouble growing Verbena Bonariensis from seed and end up buying plants from the nursery.
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