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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. 

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


 


 

And heres one of the roundabouts...


 

 

 

 

 

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?

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