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May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 16:24

I had to give up on my Freecycle group becasue it was clogging my email and I couldn't change the settings.  But I've joined Freegle now so I'll look out for requests - every little helps when you're starting out

Def wouldn't put anything outside my house - if they weren't missiles they'd be strewn all over the pavement & road, like the litter that blows in my garden

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 16:08

Seaside Oldie, I'm donating mine to the World Environment Day event at the office - did it last year and they went in seconds and raised money to plant trees under the Woodland Trust scheme

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 16:01

Can't allow myself to buy plants other than the occasional P&P only GW offer so I content myself with 'shopping' at my Mum & Aunt's cold frames

It's working out well becasue Aunty is getting too infirm to garden at all now so she's happy they live on in a new garden - and in return I'm starting to make colourful pots each season that she can see from her window so everyone's happy

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

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