hollie hock

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What are your favourite scented plants?

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 20:19

Snap Hefty as soon as saw this thread, these plants are what I thought of. Beautiful scent that fills the evening air

Trying to grow scented honeysuckle and would like some jasmine too.


Prevent compost pots from drying out

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 20:13

I heard the sponge idea too, thought it sounded like it could work well. The ice cube is a new one on me

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 18:48

Oh no Newbee, sorry to hear that! I'm sure some will come up and a lot you can tell what plant they are as soon as they start growing. It's not to late to start over either

That does seem to be the way Bob. Good find though!

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 18:23

Weeded, tidied and blood fish and boned 2 other beds. Have quite enjoyed this job. Found the other aquilegia that I planted last year, divided and potted up some shanta daisies and sat by a small bonfire 

Morning coffee with a robin sounds a great way to start the day Bluebell. This is the first year that I'm feeding the soil in any way so hoping the plants appreciate it.

Do it Tootles, no one wishes they spent more time at work

More haste less seeds!

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 18:09

That's annoying lovegardens, I would do the same some might make it

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 13:07

Cute little fellow Bob None yet, have ventured outside though to check conditions,dry windy and chilly, lots of layers needed

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:44

I wish they would put that as instructions on the box Fairy That makes perfect sense, thanks!

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:32

That's a good idea Dove, I'll have to ask OH if we have scales. He does all the cooking

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:28

Thanks Hosta, not sure if we have any kitchen scales here, not really a cook. I did one of my flower beds today but looking at what's left I think I might have been a bit light handed with it.

Blood Fish and Bone

Posted: 27/03/2016 at 18:10

Not ever used this before,the box says to sprinkle 70g per square metre or 2oz per sq yard. Would you say 70g is about a handful?  I'm assuming that this is good for any plants that I have in the beds. It's a mixture of perennials and biennuals and will be planting annuals later on.

How should the bed look when you've finished? Should there be a layer of it across the beds? I'm guessing that at that measurement, the 1.5 kg box should empty pretty quickly.

I may as well as get it done right as I don't often do anything to the soil other than plant in to it.

Thanks for any info

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Seeds are up!

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