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April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:59

I am delighted that my echiversa survived the winter outdoors, but since I brought some inside  the greenhouse for the winter, I have an embarrasment of riches.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 16:32

"in Autumn my garden fills up like a box of cornflakes"--love that image, figrat!

Mine fills up with the leaves of broadleaf maple---I'm surrounded by huge ones, as they grow like weeds. I have a tiny forest of them growing in the gutters.

I also have many Arbutus trees, which are evergreen but shed their leaves in summer. These leaves can't be composted, as they contain a growth inhibitor. They are beautiful, unique trees, but all my decks need sweeping daily in summer, as they are very slippery underfoot.

Talkback: Earwigs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:36

Deer dont eat daffs or narcissi--about the only thing that is guaranteed deer-proof around here.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:30

My soil is very light too[when there is any-it's mostly gravel!] It also tends to be acidic, so I add lime yearly, usually in January so it gets rained in. I add lots of manure and homemade compost, as well as seaweed, as I am close to the ocean.The roads people clear the ditches and shred the results, and will dump a load on your property if you catch them at it. I mulch with this, and use it on my paths. It rots down quite quickly, and as there is manure underneath doesn't tie up the nitrogen. I also use comfrey and nettle tea.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 17:48

Thanks, Geoff,

April in Your Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 16:41

Which other board--I find it's all a bit confusing.

Kind of grey here again, but the days have started off this way, then brightened up later. Good planting weather.

My neighbour is coming today to pick up my extra plants--I have two types of heritage tomatoes from seeds I saved from a red and yellow large type last fall-they were delicious and the plants are very vigorous.I also have some called Chocolate Cherry just cuz I liked the name. Greenhouse now being set up to grow on tomatoes, etc.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 00:31

Apparently I'm not having much luck with links either--it's from photobucket. When icick on it, it works okay.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 00:29

I am not having much luck with cyclamen-they seem to grow okay, but they havent bloomed since I bought them in bloom. That's more than a year ago.[at least] They have leaves. They were called Alaska if that helps.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:18

Greetings from Canada, everyone! Lots of familiar faces--and am delighted to see that Frank is here!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:01

Wintersong, I love your sculptures--I have a few in the garden that I did as demos in terracotta when I was teaching kids. It was fun--but alas, I no longer have access to a kiln. Nowhere near your standard, however. Are they glazed?

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