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Latest posts by happycottontail

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:43

How come I'm now on Huddersfield golf course?  I don't even play golf!

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:22

I'll try and move myself 45 miles further north

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:17

Well actually Verdun I have 6 sweet peas and 3 beans.  But I think I've now worked out what I'm going to do, thanks to all the advice from you lovely people.  I shall be a very happy happycottontail when I'm finally picking flowers and beans!   

Where we are. the Big Map.

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:56

Well, I've put myself on, but I'm not sure how accurate it is as there are a number of ballons in the skies over Yorkshire.  I'm in Harrogate.  Could you possibly chck for me Nut? 

How do I trim my Carex Frosted Curls?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:20

I love your Beatnik/Doogle description Obelixx!  The plants are quite small.  I've tried combing them with my gloves on but the brown stems are refusing to be pulled out.  I don'want to pull out the plant, roots and all!

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 15:42

Hello Busy-Lizzie!  I don't have a lot of room, and really this year I'm just thinking of ways to create some colour and fill up spaces in my new garden for this summer, as a lot of the shrubs and structure plants won't go in till the autumn.  By the way, I'm very pleased with my CGS "willow" painted fence, which you helped me choose. I'm doing it all by hand, so still lots to go.

How do I trim my Carex Frosted Curls?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 15:31

I have recently bought 3 small Carex Frosted Curls from an Open Garden plant stall.  They look as if they could do with a haircut as there are lots of straggly brown stems amongst the green ones.  Even some of the green ones have an inch or so of brown at the ends.  I don't want to lose all the curls!  Do I cut off the totally brown stems at the base of the plant?  Do I trim the brown ended ones back to the green?  What shape should I finish up with? 

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 14:57

What should I put in the bottom of the planting holes?  I don't have any homemade compost.

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:20

Hi Verdun, I think I want them all in one place, but if I put only one plant per cane I'm going to need 9 canes - is that too many for one wigwam?

Growing Sweet Peas and Runner Beans together

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 19:27

Yesterday I bought 3  White Lady runner bean plants, about 25cm tall.  I also have 6 sweet pea plants which are about 15cms.  I wondered about growing them up canes, 2 sweet peas at the bottom of the first cane, then one bean at the bottom of the second, and so on.  But I'm not sure whether to put the canes in a row at an angle to the fence, or in a wigwam.  How far apart should they be, and which method is the easier for picking all those gorgeous flowers and veg?  One other thing, as both flowers and veg need picking very frequently, should I scatter something like Strulch around the area where I will be treading, so as not to leave earth all over the lawn and patio when it's wet?

Discussions started by happycottontail

Muscari dilemma

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Surprise tomato plant!

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What next for my Honeysuckle Scentsation?

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Can you identify this clematis please?

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Dusty white deposit on penstemon flowers

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Thinning out and transplanting annual flower seedlings

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My latest post - now you see it, now you don't

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Help! I'm being attacked!

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