Latest posts by kate1123

What plants go well with Freesia?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 17:51

I have tried to grow them several times and failed miserably, they are supposed to be difficult and need quite specific conditions.

This article may give you an insight


I would have a back up plan of dahlias or pelargoniums.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 17:43

I cannot believe it , yesterday miserable today is so hot my seedlings are wilting, I feel things are growing as I watch them.

@lottie probably bitten by the ghost of geoff

@ Inkadog that area looks lovely

@muddyfork that is a great border, looks better than I have seen at Chelsea.

@excitable boy, I would suggest changing seeds, mine germinated so fast I thought that they had been invited to a party with a free bar.

Lavender from Seed

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 17:32

Do you know the variety? I have grown lavender multifida, which does flower in the first year but is not in the least bit hardy.

Is this a ladybird?

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 17:27

Possibly rosemary beetle, needs squishing.


Posted: 22/05/2012 at 17:25

I imagine it depends on the variety, I have some large ones 1m x 1m  and some small ones 50cm x 50cm.

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 22:13

Oh Pam I hang my head in shame how many plants do you use per basket?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 22:12

Excitable Boy- I sowed my french beans, 2 weeks ago and they are all 1 foot high, maybe you were a little early and they are sulking in the cold. I am going to start resowing lots of seeds soon and I hope they play catch up when the weather improves.

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 15:37

I also have this problem and I have been told a few solutions, which I am considering although watering has always been my downfall

1. Buy in plants that are fully grown and put in twice as many as you would in a planter.----expensive

2. Go for more blousey flowers that you may not normally consider.

3. Plant your basket up early but keep it in a heated greenhouse-----no greenhouse

I am not sure if this helps but I am sure someone will offer some good advise soon.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 15:25

@Lottie I would put the dahlias in, I put mine in a couple of weeks ago and they are ok. If I waited much longer the ground would be solid.

@pottiepam, I also collected dahlia seeds and I will be interested to see what grows although they will need some sunshine to flower. Glad your dahlias reappeared.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 14:10

Congratulations Flowerchild

I tried to do some gardening this morning but the wind was crazy, I kept getting compost in my eyes. They are still pumping the drains, I am supposed to be working but struggling to concentrate.

@FC Jo popped up in the "weather" the other day, Yvie has an exciting life I work from home!

@Lottie cheers, how is the allotment?

@gardeningfantic, my iris is struggling in the wind too

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