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Pallets

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Pallets are great gardengirl, I have a very handy oh who makes stuff out them all of time, including coldframes, beds, seats, made a 60ft + fence out of them in my old garden. As others have said the tough bit is getting them apart! Anything he makes always get the dark wood stain slapped over them and you can never tell what they were

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

First Wild Daffodil

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:36

They are pretty, not really seen the wild type before

Hesperis Matronalis, Sweet Rocket

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:18

Hi Jack, sounds as if you have some wildlife attractors in their already.

I had a very small pond in my last garden and toads did arrive somehow as well as some wood piles in an undisturbed corner. I found that the bees adored the scabious, rudebekkias and echnicineas. There's lots of people on here who garden with wildlife in mind so I'm sure you will get loads of ideas.

Seed sowing is great and you will get loads of plants for very little money but tons of enjoyment

 

What to put in cleared terrace border?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:05

I could imagine seeing some aubriettas and snowcaps hanging over the walls, not sure if it would be too shady for them though?

Pruning a baby clematis

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 12:02

The only pruning advice for clemantis I know  is from Monty, if flowers before June don't prune

This works for early flowering types like Montanas but not sure about the others

wildflowers in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:57

I think I probably did sow them indoors first in a covered propagator and then moved them outside, potted on and left them in the coldframes before I planted them.

Mind you I sowed some calendula outside in trays last Autumn and they seem to have pulled through the winter, just potted them on, on  the weekend. I've just sown some blue cornflowers outside in a tray, just to see what happens.

Will do some more sowing over the next few weeks of hardy annuals

 

Last 3 plant ID's

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:52

Looks like a nice heatlhy large aquilegia, that should give some beautiful flowers in a couple of months.

I can enlarge them here

wildflowers in containers

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:42

I would say that there is still time to create a border for these out of your lawn. I've grown the black ball, nigella and calendula before and they seem to grow quick once germinated.

I don't do much direct sowing just because I'm a lazy weeder and the slugs and snails get to them, but in pots they might do better than direct sowing straight into the ground

First day of (meteorological) Spring

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:36

Looking really good Bob, spring bulbs are so lovely I planted loads in my last garden in Autumn and it's always worth it when you see them pop up

Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 11:27

First seeds of the year sown on the weekend, some sweet peas, white everlasing and some cupani , blue cornflowers and some erygiums (sp?). 

Discussions started by hollie hock

New shoots

Worth keeping? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2016 at 20:59

Natural predators

Ladybirds, lacewings 
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Last Post: 15/04/2016 at 09:25

Sweet Rocket

Not convinced this is a purple one? 
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Last Post: 11/04/2016 at 20:59

Move it now?

Aquilegia 
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Last Post: 10/04/2016 at 18:12

Blood Fish and Bone

How much is enough? 
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Last Post: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

Seeds are up!

Always exciting 
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Last Post: 28/03/2016 at 15:01

Honeysuckle

Propagation 
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Last Post: 25/03/2016 at 20:30

Lupins and woolly aphids

Once struck, always struck? 
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Last Post: 16/03/2016 at 19:02

1960s 1970s inspired bouquet

Help any ideas? 
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Last Post: 11/03/2016 at 23:19

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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Last Post: 26/09/2015 at 11:45

What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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Last Post: 06/09/2015 at 22:28

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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Last Post: 30/08/2015 at 23:44

So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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Last Post: 03/08/2015 at 20:06

Sowing perennial plants

Which ones can I do now? 
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Last Post: 12/07/2015 at 19:28

What are these?

Self sown flowers 
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