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seed share

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 09:41

Am bookmarking

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 08:10

Oh forgot to mention that I planted up under our trampoline too. It is a large trampoline and is dead space under it. I planted hostas, lamium, bugle, poppies and sowed annual wildflower  seeds. So far so good The nigella and poppies are flowering and the lamiums seem very happy.

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 08:07

I love sungold toms they grow prolifically in my conservatory nom nom. My chillies are fab too - prairie fire - tiny but ferocious and uber easy to grow. 

My spuds were rubbish this year  

I grew cucamelon and lemon cucumber this year - excellent especially the cucamelons - tiny bite size yummy in a salad. The lemon ones need peeled but are tasty too.

I have cape gooseberries in my greenhouse and am waiting to see how they taste. Tomatilloes always grow well even here in Scotland

I grew cerinthe this year too and the buzzies have loved it - collected seeds and it has self seeded.

Calendulas are always amazing too.




Brown tail moth caterpillar Scotland

Posted: 31/08/2013 at 09:18

It is still munching away happily on my strawberry. I have warned the bairns not to touch it. 

I'm not scared of anything in the garden. I am not happy about big spiders crawling on me but would never kill them - always lift them and put them out. Not a fan of wasps but not terrified like I used to be before I was stung. 

Brown tail moth caterpillar Scotland

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 22:37

I would never kill anything but I was thinking to relocate it away from my sprogs :-)

i used to lift caterpillars - hairy and otherwise - across the road to safety on my way to and from school when I was in primary lol.

I am amazed to see it in my garden. I found a toad the other day too My wildlife gardening attempts must be working

just need to attract a hedgehog now and some ladybirds

Brown tail moth caterpillar Scotland

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 21:18


Brown tail moth caterpillar Scotland

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 21:11

I found what I thought was a beautiful caterpillar on my strawberry plant. Did a google and its a brown tail moth toxic hairy beast! I have the itchies just thinking about it now. Are they common in Scotland? What should I do? Could it affect my hens?

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 09:35

I cleared the area and have planted lamiums, poppies, ladies's mantle and sown wild flower seeds - we'll wait and see what happens I 'll dig up some periwinkle and pop it in too.

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 21/04/2013 at 21:17
Will try that then Carole ta. We have loads of variagated periwinkle here so I'll pop some in and see what happens

Under trampoline plants?

Posted: 20/04/2013 at 21:11
Exactly. I collect my own sed heads and nab baragins and cuttings so just some effort required. Will try the dead nettle though as well - will need to purchase it, thanks everyone.
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