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What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 18:14

I uncovered my beetroot seedlings in the garden - the BBC weather forecast seems to say we're warming up.  I also spread some fertiliser on the lawn as advised by Beechgrove Garden.  Then it got cold and very windy.  Again.

Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:05

May 2011


Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 20:03

May 2010


Small urban garden......

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 19:41

I've tried fruit trees against a fence.  Pears, fan trained against an east-ish facing fence worked well in the last garden.  In the current, south facing garden I'm trying a step-over apple aginst a 3 foot metal post and rail type fence.  Productive and pretty - with a bit of pruning interest thrown in.

Do these grow through plants?

Posted: 13/02/2013 at 17:52

I think I'm going to plant some bearded irises just so I can watch them grow in the sin (see Gardening Grandma's advice).  For the rest, I've piled most of these into borders in a haphazard way and it's all produced a gorgeous jam-packed cottage garden.  What I'm not so keen on is having to stake plants - artjak - does hacking them down mean you don't have to stake delphiniums?


Inherited pear tree help

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 14:14

I moved into a house with a handsome pear tree a bit over a year ago.  While the tree is lovely, the pears are very disappointing - small, brown, dry and cracked - and only very few of them.  Is it the end of the line for this tree?


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orange spots on hollyhock leaves 
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