Latest posts by Koalagirl

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 23:18

Yes, that is very refreshing.

Beasties etc found in lawns

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 22:18

They look like leatherjackets, which turn into horrible daddylonglegs.  You need a flock of starlings to come in and deal with them.  I love to see starling poking around in my lawn.

Poorly Rosemary

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 22:16

Rosemary plants do not really like being in pots for long and can get too dry.  They prefer to be in the open ground.  If your's has got some flowers you may find that it perks up if you plant it out in the garden.

I have got one at the end of my garden which has been there for 11 years and was in a pot for a year before that on the balcony of my previous flat.  It never really grew much in the pot but really romped away when it got in the ground.  It was a cutting from a plant in dad's garden so not sure which variety it is.  It is growing next to a monster sage.  Somebody told me that sage and rosemary like to grow together.

I am not sure if this link will work? http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/tt165/koala_girl/My%20garden%20on%2011th%20March%202012/2012March11rosemary.jpg

April in Your Garden

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 22:06

Inka - Is that link in morse code?

I have never managed anything more artistic than gardening!  Although my lemon curd is a quite artistic shad of yellow....

Only 9 working days left before my holiday.

I think that a lot of double planting comes about naturally.  A lot of summer plants disappear in the winter, leaving room for all the spring bulbs and cyclamen to do their thing.  Rozanne is coming up and covering the crocus leaves now.

I am also a fan of layering bulbs in a pot so you get a sucession of flowers.

Help! Tens of Tree Saplings all over lawn - how to kill?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:50

My neighbour's plum tree sends up suckers all over my garden.  If they come up in the law I just mow them.  If they come up in a flower bed I try to cut out as much of that bit of root as possible.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 20:09

No.....but I did think about cutting the grass.

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 20:03

Almost spooky!!!!!!  You didn't make lemon curd this afternoon did you?

tonights gardeners world

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 20:01

My mum was born in Ringwood

My pulmonaria seeds itself all over the garden.  I dig up ones that are in the wrong place and either move them or put them in pots to give away.  My dad put some of them in his front garden and they are doing well even though he has heavy clay and my garden is really sandy.  Shows they are not fussy about where they grow. 

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 19:56

That is one clean patio.

Inka - I would spend all day watching the boats.

Geoff - I was also setting out my bean canes today, as per Monty.  The veg patch never looks like a veg patch until the bean canes are standing to attention.  I tied them together with cable ties this year.  I usually use string and then fight a losing battle with the sparrows.  I swear last year every local sparrow nest was made from my garden string.

Talkback: How to grow garlic

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 23:59
Vanessa Mooney wrote (see)
I planted my garlic in nov the plants are now 12 ins high and look verY healthy how do I know when to harvest Vm

They will not be ready until the summer.  You will know when to harvest them because the tops will fall over.  The first year I grew garlic I asked the man from the Garlic Farm and he told me that would happen.  I kept wondering because it was taking so long and then one day I went out and they had indeed all toppled over.  Lift them carefully (to avoid damaging the bulbs) and let them dry for three weeks before braiding them.  Braiding is much easier than you would think and they look good hanging up in the kitchen.

This link is to a short film which shows you how to braid garlic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EIzZ3hAn9s

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