hollie hock


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Tiny garden plot

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:35

Well done Tracey, sounds like you've been busy. Can I ask when you say wire mesh and cheap stakes, do you mean that you've enclosed the area?

The compost heap sounds great, I have a very lackluster approach to compost making.

New garden

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 21:18

Thanks both   I love living here and it's such a pleasure to be outside.

Mind you the weeds are pretty impressive! I have pulled out so much speedwell, that's a plant that grows and grows!

The veg plot has been a such a lovely surprise and adventure. I thought I was a flower girl but there is something about picking your own food. Love my chickens too, I'm getting 3 eggs a day from some happy hens

New garden

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:40

Hello everyone

Thought I'd post some pics taken a couple of days ago. The main bit of the garden has been more of a Spring/Early Summer show that maybe what I first thought.

It's a North Western facing garden on a hill so have learnt since that I've been here that it doesn't get much sun. In fact the sun is slowly but surely moving off the garden. Will be thinking of that when I plant for next year.

The Spring bank is now full.......unfortunatley of very tall willow herb of some sort! Luckily it has very shallow roots but will have to be pulled up at some point.

This flower patch was were the chicken were


 

Very lucky to be able to use extra land. Here's the veg patch


 With added flowers

The second patch, I promise there is some veg growing amongst the weeds


 Chickens in their new home and extension in the making


 

My greenhouse


 The greenhouse walk, mines the one at the top.


 

 

I've cleaned out my greenhouse

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:22

Well done nut!  Especially on cleaning the windows! That's impressive.

I'd say go for it with the cuttings especially as you've prepared the space.........never heard of rue & persicaria though.

I have a couple of pots of extremely neglected dianthus that are still with me and still try and flower and I was thinking of having a go at cuttings

Cucumber

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:18

Thanks scroggin, think I'm going to pick it tomorrow and see what it's like

Couple of Ids please

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:13

I'd love some, thank you very much

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 20:07

It is chicky had the chickens on this bit for a while, they've since been moved over to the veg patch as I thought they might become a bit smelly so close to the house. It was for the best.................they do smell.

Such a great success with your sowings, it's amazing how sowing seeds can lead to such beautiful plants. It never ceases to amaze me.

I take it the rustic dwarves are the darker ones? I thought they were the cappachino types when I looked.  I grew some ruddies in my old place, a couple of them have travelled with me and have flowered.  I've sown a few of the old seed in the greenhouse, nothing yet but you never know. Will have a go in  Feb as well

That's a very pretty bedding plant. Don't have deer thankfully, sounds like they eat anything.

ID please

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:17

Is it a Japanese Anemone? Looks a bit similar

Couple of Ids please

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:16

That's great news! I found with the Malva they just grew with no looking after/complete neglect and come through lovely. I've seen a few insects on it so I hope they will be good for them.

Not ever grown the Lychnis C before  but as they are just growing about here, will collect some more free seeds............it would be rude not to!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 19:00

Beautiful pictures everyone  and such lovely colours.

Love the constellation chicky, what are the pink stars? Wow........ what a showing off your Ruddies. Did you sow them inside in Feb and them move them on or in a greenhouse. I love these plants, so bright and they last for ages.

Here's my new but very cramped, overplanted flower bed that was made at the start of the Summer. I used to have my chickens on it so I think they fertilised the ground very well.Although probably not the best thought out, it's my star


 

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