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ID of plant growing EVERYWHERE!

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 18:19

Seeds are very lightweight & can blow in from any waste ground/railway banks nearby.

I end up nuturing the odd plant most years until I realise! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 17/05/2012 at 15:02

Not too cold last night & it was raining earlier in Manchester- am glad that I did cut the lawn yesterday.

It's tried to brighten up recently, but only about 12C out there. J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:56

Who put the washing out only to get to shops in rain!!

Lots of dark clouds around, washing now flapping well, but not particularly warm even when in the sun.

Went down to about 3C last night here in my bit of Manchester. J.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:34

Good luck FC, fingers crossed up here too for you.

'B' cold out there today. Have had hail, heavy rain showers & sun all in one day. Plants still in coldframes, ok open during the day, but I think am about a week behind normal this year- combination of me being rough & the awful weather.

Have actually had to water some plant troughs of hardened off, by now, fuschias & gauras. They are tucked against a wall & must be in a rain shadow!

I've just been & closed up the one coldframe- dahlias & cosmos- & just put fleece over the big pots of 'posh' (named) dahlias in the other coldframe. I cant actually close it up as the plants are too big!

At least have runner bean germination & loads of Morning glory seedlings- plan to prick those out in next few days.

Daughter is now having problems with the size of the tomatoes on her sill!She needs to take the ones in the porch to her friend, as promised, & then I can empty her sill. Darent risk my cold greenhouse yet! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/05/2012 at 16:22

We've had it all bar snow today! Hail earlier as well as lots of heavy showers & then brilliant sunshine.

I have actually had to water the troughs of fuschias & gauras that are tucked in by a wall- obviously in a rain shadow!

Have just nipped out again, before the next downpour, to close up greenhouse & coldframes, adding fleece to the big pots of dahlias in the one as cant actually close the lid!

Yes I think am about a week behind this year- combination of me, not being up to doing things, & the awful weather. J.

Planting Lily plants in the border

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 16:36

I'd tend to seperate them a wee bit. You should have some idea of their ultimate size & giving them more room would help.

If they are going into another pot then it's less of an issue. J.

weed, plant or veggie?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 16:32

Looks just like an Aquilegia to me. A self-seeding flower that will pop up most places & flower the following year. Very pretty cottage garden type of spring flower, but not nec one that you may want in your veg patch- although have to admit to a couple of magnificent specimens in my fruit cage! J.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 16:21

Sunny but rather windy here in Manchester today.Washing drying well.

We didnt get the cold night last night, that was forecast, after all. Still have fleece handy for the coldframes if nec.

My toms are still inside on various sills. Never risk them in my unheated greenhouse until late May, unless they just get too big for inside. That reminds me I need an organic growbag for the compost......tumblers in pots on the staging & ring culture for the others in the bed. J.

Advice from the odlies :)

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:26

It's so true. OH's Dad died when OH only a young child, but it amazes me what advice OH, a non gardener (!), can dispense with the words 'Dad used to do...'. Rarely has the advice been 'duff', I would have love to have met him. J.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 17:21

Phew, just got the lawn cut before down came the rain! Yesterday's warm weather had actually dried it off really well- considering it was skwelchy (!) yesterday when I was hanging out the washing.

Managed to get the shopping done & have a coffee out in between umpteen phone calls etc etc. Think have phoned everyone back........

The wind yesterday had removed the cloche lid yet again- definite brick on top now!

Anybody tried growing courgettes on top of a compost bin/heap? Have 4 really healthy seedlings & only space for 2, so just wondered ..... J.

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