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April in Your Garden

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 21:30

It was sunny all afternoon and evening down on the Sussex coast but I was stuck in the office until 8pm At least I still managed to walk home in the daylight.  Not so long ago it would have been dark by then.  I love BST.

When I got home I went and inhaled a good lungfull of apple blossom fragrance in the garden.


Posted: 25/04/2012 at 23:13

I never cut the flowers off.  I know people say you are supposed to but it would take a heart of stone to do it!  I've been growing them in pots for the last ten years and the plants haven't suffered.

Quickest seeds to gerninate?

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 22:03

Cosmos definitely!  My cosmos purity popped up in two days.

cost of entrance to gardening shows

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:36

I don't go to Hampton Court to buy plants (although I always end up buying some).  I like talking to the experts and getting free gardening advice.  I take photo's of things which I think I could do at home.  Last year we had a nice long chat with the mother of one of the creators of a show garden.  It was the end of the day when most of the crowds had left and she was so proud of her son's work.

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:27

You must be doubly amazing!

April in Your Garden

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 21:24

I also love the box of cornflakes!  I read somewhere that oak leaves make the best leafmould.  There is a an oak tree across the road from me and every year I wish I could gather its fallen leaves.  Every year the wind blows a gale and whisks them all off in the opposite direction.  Last autumn I was lucky and the wind blew in my direction and they ended up in my garden.  I raked them all up and have several sacks of them gently rotting down behind the patio. 

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:18

I remain a koala - old habits are hard to break.

cost of entrance to gardening shows

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:14

My friend and I just visit one show each year - Hampton Court.  We get there before the gates open and stay until the show closes at night.  Determined to get my money's worth!  I would love to go to some of the others too but, as you say, they are a bit expensive.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:11

Don't be sad Winter!  Just as well you found out about the raspberries before you became infested.  I'm the one with sandy soil.  Somebody down the road is always planting things in their front garden without adding any compost and they end up looking half dead (the plants not the people).  Water disappears instantly unless I keep piling on the compost.  My lawn dries up the moment it stops raining - the water disappears into the centre of the earth.

french beans in tubs

Posted: 24/04/2012 at 21:02

I'm planning to grow dwarf french beans in containers this year.  I usually grow the full size ones in the veg patch but I have run out of room.

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