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Carol Klein's Life in a Cottage Garden

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 22:37

I've seen some this series before and really Friday evenings is probably a better bet for me than that early on a Sunday morning

Seed swap

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 21:51

Gardengirl- Glad it got you to ok. I would chuck it a suitable sized pot for now if you still thinking about where to put it. The pictures that I posted earlier on this thread were at the beginning of August. It does grow a lot of foilage before it flowers. I think it will grow anywhere, does need some sun though.

When in the garden, time just seems to speed up, it goes so fast, so a bit at a time is the best way I think.

Thanks Sam for the pictures,my garden is off similar shape

Seeds are up

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 20:54

My first seeds have germinated and looking good. My first seedlings come from Tom Thumb wallflowers that I grew 2 years ago and are still going strong.

Happy days



Seed swap

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 22:00

I'm loving the seed swop as well. I know what you mean Sam. I've got my seeds, looking forward to sowing them, thanks.

Gardengirl, the false sunflowers have been sent to you today and thanks for the seeds/cuttings in exchange

What we are doing this week

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 19:41

Some generally tidying of brambles and ivy that are trying to take over. OH will be preparing the veg plot/space.Lots of looking and pointing at the Spring bulbs and some seed sowing. Should really go to the tip to get rid of stuff as well.

Sorry to hear about the break in disco dave


Grow House

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 19:30

Hi Eddie R, I don't have a greenhouse either but have a couple of homemade coldframes which are fantastic. I leave them open for ventilation unless it get's very cold. I'm over wintering some larkspurs for the first time in there and they seem to be doing ok.

They aren't the traditional type ie boxes on the ground, with a top opening, but more of a sturdy mini greenhouse affair. Great for when space is limited.

what you find when out walking

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 21:14

I've never seen or found a spare toddler, that is very unexpected

I'm happy with buzzards, rabbits or some fungi.

I'm sure the mother was very relieved

Seed swap

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:53

I've been shifting stuff about as well, thined out a lot of primoses, split and planted  pulmonaria, ferns will be fine to move and the crocosmia.I would say foxgloves would be fine as well.

Got an itchy spade for dividing my purple lupin but will hang fire on that for a moment.

personal experience on composting

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:34

I've chucked in carboard,old envelopes/letters (without plastic) scraps of fruit and veg, old compost,plant roots,old plants/flowers,leaves.

I'd forgotten until reading this tonight that I put worms in there as well.

The turning gadget sounds great as does the progressive darleks (Monty's)

Seeds are up

Posted: 07/01/2013 at 20:06

Hello, I  just wanted to add my two penith in. I have learnt and still learning loads from more experienced gardeners on this forum and that's one of reasons that I really enjoy being on here.

However I don't think there is anything wrong with trying something a bit different or which goes against more traditional opinions. If it works great, if it doesn't, then lesson learnt for next year and for me that is what true knowledge is. I take on board what people advise, think about my own experience and go for it

I had some great results from "breaking" the rules.

No seeds up for me yet but it's early days

Discussions started by hollie hock

Jacobs Ladder

Do they die back? 
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What is this going to be?

Brown hairy caterpillar 
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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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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: 30/08/2015 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


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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