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Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:48

Matty, got our first proper compost out of Monty (thats what it's called here) last year and it's been put to use on our first veg beds. On seeing gardengirls picture I begin to think that maybe/definately have space of another one.

That will keep you busy chicky, I bought offers like in the past and they are tiny

 

propagation boasts and failures

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:29

Cotty,I sowed my scabious seeds outdoors in a cold frame this year, not had a great germination rate, but here everything seems about a month behind where they were last year. I'm growing the annual types.

Quite a few of last year scabious, by some miracle made it through the winter, grew into tall plants with a lot of flowers and I did see butterflies on them

Good going on the ceanothus, Arid Al, the new jasmine plant sounds beautiful. How long did the berry take to germinate? I went to a garden last weekend and they had a beautiful jasmine, I smelt it long before I found it

Overgrown rockery

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:13

Can you dig out what you want to keep in clumps? Maybe separate the plants you want as best you could, replant them after a good water and then the blitz the rest?

Some of my new Tulips

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:06

Lovely otnorot

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 21:03

Evening everyone, that's it full time work is over, more time for me and doing things that make me happy. I'm not into house work at all, never have been, I find that a good dim light, makes it all go away. To celebrate my once again found freedom, curry and beers tonight

I do find all the male grooming stuff a bit odd, I'm low maintaince, don't do the eyebrow thing myself. Did have another look at the apprentice last night, lower standard this year definately.  Does any watch the after show on bbc 2 with Dara?

Weather been poor here, I'm glad I got on with things last week. The compost area looks good gardengirl, I've got one darlek at the moment Does the time lapse camera save things as mp4 files like a video?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of my new Tulips

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:30

Looks really pretty, didn't realise that you can get a perenial version. I'm very excited about growing this plant........thanks gardengirl for the seeds

Think I admired this plant before and just not realised what is was

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 20:23

Evening everyone,

Gardengirl, thanks for the pic, great to see that it's come up, first time we've divided bare roots. How's the timelapse camera going?

I normally like the apprentice but wasn't at all impressed with last nights, I'm going to give it another ago to see if they settle down..........in no way would I want to be in the same room as any of them......all ego

Strange looking guy TT, surely he must either do his own plucking or waxing to get that effect? It's not a natural look........

I'm about to start, what I call semi retirement, going part time, already feel a lot more relaxed and happier

Swifts

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:36

That is exciting welshonion, not seen one myself yet but OH has..........love to hear them, screeching,definatley the sound of summer for me

bee flies

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:29

patty, i only came to know them last year, they are small furry and tend to hover around. They have a long probosis, bit like a butterflies when they feed on plants.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/23230.jpg?width=229&height=220&mode=max

 

Not my pic, this is what they look like.

I've seen a quite a few bumblies around as well. Duck eggs are very tasty

Some of my new Tulips

Posted: 08/05/2013 at 19:22

Lovely pictures. Really nice colours Aliesh and that's before they have opened.

I've got a few tulips here, some out and some just coming through, they started their lives in pots and gradually got planted out, they are coming back from last year. Don't know that much about tulips, think the fancier types might need a bit more looking after.  Is that the honesty to the left of them?

Discussions started by hollie hock

Vetch

Any one grown it? 
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So pleased

Hedgehog in garden :) 
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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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Last Post: 27/05/2015 at 21:48

Birds foot trefoil

In lawns? 
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Last Post: 22/05/2015 at 23:16

Bowles Mauve

Too early for propagation? 
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Last Post: 19/06/2015 at 23:31

Any one planted out their runners?

Plants getting big 
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Last Post: 10/05/2015 at 22:43

Moonlight runner beans

Any one tried them? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:52

Pickled Eggs

Advice needed 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:26

Couple of Ids please

Both pink one looks a bit like a carnation 
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Last Post: 17/08/2014 at 20:27

Cuttings

How long to leave bag over them? 
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Last Post: 11/08/2014 at 20:19

Is this a Clematis?

Not sure if it is? 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 09:58

Buzzing Shrubs

What are these? 
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Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 23:22

Cheap veg seeds

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 15/02/2014 at 22:34

New garden

Some pictures 
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Last Post: 23/08/2014 at 22:04
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