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Poppy Fields

Posted: 17/07/2013 at 10:08
Outdoor girl wrote (see)

I heard on GQT (I think...) that many people  - not sure who - are planning to sow lots of poppy fields in remembrance of 1914 next year. I think it is a good idea and will try something in my plot.

Great idea. Might do the same myself. Do they need to be sown in autumn so they receive the winter chill for them to germinate?

lawn in this hot weather

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 12:57

If you do want to water your lawn to keep it green then water at night. But lawns are tough and can cope better with hot sunny days than you might think. 

Which Hozelock Automatic Watering System?

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 10:16

After researching and readig reviews Ive purchased the Gardena T1030 timer and their 250/2 sprinkler. Thanks

PLANT LADYBIRDS LOVE

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 13:05

It looks like Comfrey?

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 12:59

I drive through Rotherham evary day where the council have planted up the roundabouts & central reservations with wild flowers, they look amazing and are a massive improvement on what would normally just be grass. The seeds were supplied by Pictoral Meadows who are in Sheffield..

http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/news/article/972/rotherhams_river_of_colour_has_arrived

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27527.jpg?width=275&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27528.jpg?width=297&height=350&mode=max

 

And heres one of the roundabouts...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27530.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 

 

 

Which Hozelock Automatic Watering System?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 23:15

The sprinkler option sounds a great idea, saves messing with pipes and should give a good coverage. And it should be a cheaper option. I'll have look around for a decent sprinkler & timer unit.

Thanks obelixx 

Which Hozelock Automatic Watering System?

Posted: 14/07/2013 at 00:04

Can anyone recommend a good automatic watering product please?

When I go on holiday I want my patio pot plants to get watered. There are about 20 pots on my patio. Im guessing I need a timer unit on my tap, approx 15 metres of main hose, with smaller hoses coming off and going to the pots?

The 'Hozelock 20 pot automatic watering kit 2756' looks like it might be suitable.

http://www.hozelock.com/watering/auto-watering/sophisticated/micro-kits-183.html

Does anyone here use one?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 20:46

Netherfield, that looks like a beautifully well kept garden.

I tried to spend the day sat on the patio under the parasol, but as ever my mind wanders to all the little jobs that need doing in the garden. Do instead I trimmed the privet hedge, mowed the lawn, supported the sunflowers.... Eventually I did get to sit down.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27240.jpg?width=240&height=350&mode=max

 

 

 Im still struggling to view the larger photos when clicking on them, is this an issue with this site, or just me?

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 17:55

What an amazing gaden Bazrob.

Heres how mines looking at the moment...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27219.jpg?width=247&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/27220.jpg?width=245&height=350&mode=max

 The Scabius is in flower, along with the last of the Aliums. Ive loads of sunflowers (just off picture) ready to burst into colour. Hope they dont do it whilst im on holiday

Lupins

Posted: 04/07/2013 at 12:44

Aren't Lupins great. I always like to plant them alongside foxgloves. Even the tiny planted area on my front garden has them....

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/CC6F80F5-F201-462F-BD0E-118448FECB9C-986-000000A2F34CBFCD_zpsdf2a8d46.jpg

 

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