hollie hock


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G.O.C.D.

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 20:08

I'm going to try and fit in some September sowing this year  too Aym, don't want to wait until Spring

Verbena bonariensis & Powdery mildew

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 19:24

I've never really noticed mine having this. I think they are a bit like a grass... and shouldn't mind dry conditions. Do you think it might just the plants being a bit tired?


I've thought that about the cat, mine are so tall I can't reach the top of them

ID please

Posted: 12/09/2016 at 19:08

I found my first Verb B self sown seedlings not so long ago, very happy. Saves me the trouble of trying to grow if from seed or taking cuttings. I haven't used a hoe in that bed since the spring, I remember nut talking about it somewhere

Another mystery?

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 17:37

Not keen on this plant, I inhertited this in one of my  gardens and dug the whole lot up. It spreads quickly and I find the smell very unpleasant

Making a large compost bin

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 17:29

You might find some ideas on the pallet thread. I've got a large bin made out of old bits of wood. It's a bit hard to turn the contents over so it's not working as well as it  could do

Mystery plant

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 17:03

That's a strange thing, never seen that before

plug plants

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 08:40

I'd follow fidget bones advice on the digitalis, they won't need any protection over winter. I have some tiny seedlings that have self seeded in one of the beds. I'll just thin them out as they get bigger. I'd over winter the Verb B.

Early preparation!

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 21:11

I don't grow a lot of veg, but I always have a go at runner beans. Once they get going, they crop loads, freeze well and are expensive and stringy in the supermarkets. Beetroot is good too.


I left my darlek one in one garden Hosta, I wish I had done the same as you.

Tiny seedlings identities

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 17:29

They might be last years wakeshine. I didn't sow any lobeila this year but still got some

Pallets

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 22:03

Hi Gardengirl, no sadly no chickens here.We left them at the farm in the end. Hubby got as far as making another coup but not enough space. That's the compost bin now.Best decision, I did enjoy having them though and the eggs were best I've tasted.


I lost a lot of young plants this year, I sowed way too many, ran out of room and the wet weather meant that the annuals in particular got eaten. I've got a few sturdy perennials coming on nicely though


This frame has been the best so far, I think it takes 4 and a bit seed trays  and the shelves are really wide. This is when it had been emptied out a bit, it was packed.  I'll be using it to over winter stuff.

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