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May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 14:38

Congratulations   Now have a nice hot bath to celebrate and ease those muscles

flowers that change colouer

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 14:37

Thaty's us told

Do you thik what's happened with the Gerber Adam?

Lets do the Timewarp again

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 14:01

I've been doing this for 6 yrs now so in addition to Wintersongs good advice I'd add:

Have an overall plan in your head of how you're going to use the different areas of the garden (seating, veg, play areas, shed, greenhouse etc) and refine it as you see the impact of taking out stuff you don't like or which is getting past it's best.  That way when you start working on a section you'll be thinking about how it will link into other sections you are leaving til later.

Don't rush it - as you work around the garden you'll start to know it's little foibles of soil, sun, water etc which will help you put the right plant in the right place first time

Mark out potential paths etc with string, bricks, hosepipe - anything temporary and start using them before you cut them.  That way you can see if they feel awkward and adjust them before it's too late

Good luck and have fun

flowers that change colouer

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:52

They also dip buds in colour so that might be why the crysants are pink on the outside and white in the middle

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:41

I'm struggling with the greenhouse temps too - it gets up to 36-38 reaslly quickly when the sun's out but drops very rapidly when the clouds come over and that chill wind blows (all within 10 minutes of course!)

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 13:35

That's lovely lily louise - any more details on siting preferences?  I have a new arch in the back - quite exposed.  Is it swented and does wildlife like it?

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 12:56

Working from home today and just looked out the window to see dandeliion seeds flying around everywhere!!  Damn you dry warm(ish) weather - thought I'd got away with it this year as the rain was keeping them on the local roundabout!

Now i'm gonna be weeding the new wildflower meadow patch all year

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:51

Oh veggies - I reckon I might have more success with winter ones so maybe this year....  I do love psb and I could do with the extra for the compost

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 13:19

For some reason the site is kicking me out completely when I put in either Northwich or post code - will try again from home

Figrat, 3rd dalek sounds like a good idea...

err what's psb?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 12:44

Ah, Country FIle only went to Thursday.  But although Manchester is only 20 odd miles away but I'm nestled on the Cheshire Plain in Northwich so we avoid the worst of the weather in the region - more like Stoke really.  The only things I'm really desperate to plant out are Sweet peas and a couple of sunflowers (which are getting to tall for the coldframe) but I think I'll wait a couple more weeks ss I've grown some specimen ones this year.

I've was given 3 Bish of Llandaff last year which have overwintered well and a couple of yellow/orange ones, 1 of which has roots but no shoots so I've potted it deeper s I'm hopeing for a good display thie year   Look forward to seeing pics of yours & Kate's

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