hollie hock

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Busy Lizzie's Open Garden

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:30

Really pleased the day went well for you. Stunning purple Clem

Planting wild flowers in a previously heavy weeded area?

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 21:25

That's a nice little project there Dnallov. I can imagine how it would look with wild flowers all flowering.

I don't do a lot of direct sowing myself of wild flowers but do grow them in pots and then transplant when they are big enough. Just thinking it might be worth growing some perennial/ biennial  wildflowers that easily self seed for the future.

It would increase your stock year on year and some might come through if it gets weedy again.


runner & French bean help

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 13:40

You could do either, some people here have only just sown theirs. If it were me I'd probably go for some plugs, just because I'm a little impatient


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 12:08

Go careful with you back when you lay them. So far so good with all the frames that I have but I have heard many tales of them taking off, pays to think ahead. I saw the pictures of the pegs and ropes ha ha no chance. Good thinking

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 12:03

Don't know how I managed to miss your garden Punkdoc, it's beautiful

Cheers Chicky, it looked so bare and empty and when I planted it!

Looking good Wonky, well done on your efforts. You'll be amazed at what you can grow in those plastic greenhouse, just got make sure they stay down!

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:43

Never heard of a Clemantis ball, it looks healthy enough


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:41

Ha Ha Wonky, think his first intention was to make sure it was weighed down so it didn't fly off. Added bonus of heating the frames as well, they work really well as bottom heat. They are very heavy so good choice in laying them as paving.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:35

Congratualtions on getting you plot Gardengirl, I'm sure you are going to make very productive, don't know where you find your energy from!

When I was living on the farm last year, we were after a shed and found one on Gumtree I think, we just had to take it down and reassemble it. It was a really large one but is still standing up there now. The new tenants are using it for a wood store.

Have turned my a part of my garden into a productive plot and the other half into flowers.


Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:27

Very nice pallett creations sanjy, the lettuce planter is a real space saver and love the planters on wheels. Well done for making them, my partner is the creative one, I just reap the benefits.

His latest construction, it the new chicken house. Still needs a finishing up with paint and maybe some better wire in times to come. Made with next doors  ramshackled shed (permission granted before construction)


Has now started on converting the shed into some sort of summer, log cabin house

root trainers v. pots

Posted: 16/05/2015 at 10:11

Never used root trainers but can see the big difference

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