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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:45

In a few days im hoping these Victoria plumbs will be ripe enough to pick...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsffa3d612.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps763c3a16.jpg

 

Empty Sunflower Seeds?

Posted: 18/09/2013 at 11:41

I cut a head off one of my Mongolian Sunflowers to collect its seeds. But most of them were just empty husks. Have a tried too early or am I just unlucky?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zps76e1a8d3.jpg

 

 

ideas-for-an-old-path

Posted: 28/08/2013 at 12:31

Try and keep any new path below the level of the lawm, to make mowing easier. 

Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 26/08/2013 at 00:19

Mongolian Sunflowers are at their tallest now...

http://i1009.photobucket.com/albums/af218/thebear8432/Garden/Sunflower_zps3dbd3ea8.jpg

 

 

How to make an archway

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 22:58

Looks like laurel, holly & privet?

Sunflower Seeds Coming True?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 23:24

Thanks. I guess to be sure I will end up saving some, and buying another packet next year. Then I will be stuck with hundreds of them!!

 

Sunflower Seeds Coming True?

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 22:31

Would the seeds from my Mongolian Giant Sunflowers come true if I saved them and sowed them next year? Or would they just revert to another variety?

Im really impressed with them, they are currently 3m (10ft) tall and should be flowering very soon. They are the tall ones in the far left corner of this photo...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/file_zpsfeb9a958.jpg

 

Which Hozelock Automatic Watering System?

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 19:58

Well Ive been experimenting with different hoses.First I bought a 15m length of sprinler hose from B&Q. This works ok and sprays the water about 12' from the hose. But when rolling it back up it kinks easily and I can see it snapping eventually.

Then I bought some Hozelock Soaker Hose which works great. I wrap it around the tops of the plant pots and the water soaks/dribbles out, straight into the compost.

Im actually using a combination of all three, sprinkler/soaker hose/ sprinkler hose, all connected to my timer unit. At least now I can go on holiday and not worry.

Heres a video I made..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQs3HovOzh0&feature=youtu.be

Elecampane Inula helenium

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 00:04

Thanks. I'll have to decide which one to get. Perhaps the Telekia would be less dominant looking in my garden. Both nice plants though.

Elecampane Inula helenium

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 22:48

Just had a google of Telekia speciosa. It looks almost identical but a little shorter? 

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