Jengil


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Turf stacking

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 11:03

I am digging up a fair bit of turf in the garden and was thinking of stacking it to use as top soil/ potting compost next year. Should I cover it to keep it dry, or leave it exposed to the elements? Grateful for any advice.

Bees

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 10:50

My husband is bee mad, so I have planted loads of bee friendly plants. He says different bees like different flower forms so it is good to have a variety. Also choose flowers that are not only accessible to bees but also nectar rich. The number one bee magnet in our garden is Agastache, closely followed by nepeta. These both like a sunny position. Also good are cornflowers, cosmos and rosemary.

How & when erisimum & scabious cuttings?

Posted: 05/07/2012 at 16:18

I took a few stem cuttings from my scabious beginning of June and they have rooted but are growing slowly. I am a bit cuttings mad and will try cuttings from anything!

Help! Something is eating my rocket!

Posted: 21/06/2012 at 23:11

Thanks for that folks. I don't usually have trouble with slugs or snails, so maybe it's birds/rabbits. I will just have to be vigilant I guess.

Help! Something is eating my rocket!

Posted: 18/06/2012 at 11:35

I went out yesterday to gather some salad for my lunch, only to discover that my rocket has been eaten. Every leaf has been nibbled, so only a thin bit is left. Any ideas on what the culprits are and whether I can stop them? My other salad leaves are fine. Thanks.

Talkback: Unpleasant plant smells

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 18:10

When I was pregnant my husband bought me a bunch of flowers with lillies in. After a while the smell made me feel so sick he had to take them out. Ever since I haven't been able to stand the smell.

top 5

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 14:28

Hardy Geraniums

Hebes

Hostas

Primulas

Nepeta

 

A funny mix, but what I seem to have most of.

 

Do you consider gardening to be like art?

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 12:39

Gardening can be art the same way anything (a urinal or an unmade bed) can be art if you intend it to be (though just because something is art it doesn't mean it's good art). I don't think of my vegetable patch as art, but I do approach the design and layout of my garden with artistic elements in mind: colour, form, contrast etc. (Yes I did go to art school)

T & M OFFER FOR MAY

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 11:41

I have ordered this offer but am a little confused. I thought foxgloves were biennials not perrenials. Is there such a thing as a perrenial foxglove?

planting out runner beans

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 16:06

I have just put my runner & dwarf beans in my mini greenhouse and am on standby in case I need to sow more.

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