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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:36

My Clematis Piilu is doing well as it scrambles amongst the Honeysuckle...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps1aee8ec6.jpg

 

 

But when my tall Mongolian Sunflowers begin flowering I think they will take over...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps51d25923.jpg

 

 

Poppy Fields

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:38

Thanks. I will try and prepare the area (currently poor lawn) and get some seeds sown.

Helping Solitary Bees - will they all nest in flower pots?

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:36

I once upturned a medium sized terracota plantpot and stufed a layer of moss from my lawn inside it. Later that summer I noticed bees (bumble?) were going in & out through the drainage hole at the top. I assumed they were nesting.

Buxus Pyramids £17 - Good deal?

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 15:30

Good advice Gairygirl. I would like 4 plants, so Ive ordered just 2 from the offer and will look around for another 2 later in the year. Thanks.

 Also I notice Tescos stores are doing the 2 x Box balls for £20 offer again. Might grab a couple tonight.

Buxus Pyramids £17 - Good deal?

Posted: 25/07/2013 at 10:59

Groupon are offering 2 x Buxus Pyramid plants for £35, or 4 x plants for £65. They are in 3 litre pots with an overall height of 55cm.

At first I thought this was a cracking deal, but once ive deducted the height of the pots, I guess the plants will only be about 35cm tall?

What do you think. Good deal or not?

Poppy Fields

Posted: 24/07/2013 at 17:19

Thanks. So if I want teaditional red poppies for next year then do I have to sow the seeds this year or next?

Creating a wildflower garden

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 01:16

WAF, click the little tree icon, choose the tab that says 'Your Computer'. Click 'Select' and then a list of stuff saved on your hard drive appears. Navigate to wherever you have your photos stored, choose the photo you want, then click on the 'upload' button.

Done!

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:03

Sunflowers are begining to take centre stage in my garden. I sowed three different varieties - Mongolian Giant, Valentine and some unknown seeds kindly supplied by Lilylouise....

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps9bc0e353.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsb9eda451.jpg

 

 And they are attracting some bumble bees...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsa548215f.jpg

 

 

 

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. 

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