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does anyone know here poster "wintersong" has gone..

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 20:04

I've noticed her absence......but I think that's the way things go in this virtual world sometimes.

Not sure I would agree about this board being slow.

Where do I start?!

Posted: 28/08/2012 at 19:53

Hello Tara,sounds like you have a great garden

I would suggest having a bit of a tidy up with the plants that you have. If you need advice how on how to do this, this is the place to ask.

Sounds like you have some lovely established plants in there, Kate is right these can be very expensive. Don't think the landlord would approve of the plant & weed killer approach.

Pictures are always good not only for identifying plants that you don't know but also to remind you how the garden looked before you started tackling it. I think you will be surprised how things change.

Great advice about living with it for a year to see what happens- I'm sure you will have some great surprises

Enjoy your garden

 

 

Hurrah! New Gardening Prog.

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 21:34

I probably should investigate freecycle a bit more.

I've only listened to a few epsisodes of The Archers and that was only recently. I would love to see an hour of GW. I really enjoyed last weeks episode, but I'm a bit worried about the increasing time spent on Nigel.

Pictures of your best looking veg..

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 21:02

Hello. I don't grow veg but I do know how the weather has affected all plants.

I can definately see the attraction though, nice Carrots & Aubergines. Must be great to grow your dinner

Summer and Winter Planting Advice

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 20:47

Hello, I love muscari, they are really good at multiplying to the point that some would consider them invasive, but I like that.

On a past thread someone, I think,suggested some pink tulips underplanted with these, and this thought has stayed with me. Having grown alliums for the first time I'm not a fan of them- however this does depend on personnal taste.

For me I would think that snowdrops and bluebells would do better in the ground but I have no experience of growing them in a container.

The daffs that I grew in pots definately did better in pots than those in the ground this year. Crocus looked lovely too.

 

Spring Garden

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 20:17

Hello, from what I have learnt from others, Tulip bulbs perhaps do not do that well in the ground. I planted a few last year and left them in the ground and I'm going to just see what happens next year. I had a good display from those that were in the pots

 

WILDLIFE PICTURES

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:47

Over the last few weeks I've seen more butterflies when out & about. I've seen a few peacocks but not managed to take a pic, but fantastic to see them. Simply beautiful.

I am a definite convert to loving all the insects that we see in our gardens. I've seen so many types of bees/flies? this year. Great encouragement for me as I've been growing plants that attract them

gardeningfanatic-  do you think the bee conservation trust would  ID some of the bees I've seen? No idea what they are all but I've seen loads of different ones.

Like the purple thistle plant in the last photo.

 

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:25

Weather very poor here- rained all day. Cars had their sidelights on at 5.30

I always stay signed in here, means I come to the site without having to do the user name & password thing

veg garden planning software

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:14

I haven't used any veg planning software.

For me, I've seen enough of what you have to say to be my first ignore on here, best thing to do with the likes of you. Very rude but also very sad

My Thompson & Morgan seedlings

Posted: 27/08/2012 at 19:10

Hello yvette, they are small when they first arrive, but after potting on they do really well. Kate is right for finding a sheltered spot for them outside, over the Autumn & Winter.

You could make a coldframe for them or get a little mini greenhouse (cheap at Wilkos & B&M at the moment) or shelter them outside somewhere not exposed, depending on where you live.

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