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Latest posts by Leggi

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 15:04

Ben got his gold and Andy's looking good so far!

Rhubarb in pots.

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 00:13

My Rhubarb is better this year than ever, it's ignored the weather and easily tripled in size from last.

If yours isn't good I'd think something has been munching on it rather than the problem being the weather.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 00:05

Same as you Violet, what a fantastic day for team GB. I hope Murray and co were watching, they'll get the same amazing reception as the other medalists if they do well in their events tomorrow.

I'm really quite proud of our little island tonight.

Overgrown Garden

Posted: 04/08/2012 at 23:08

I think I'd strim it down, cover it with a weed suppressant membrane and spend the rest of summer and autumn discovering what plants you have in the borders. That'll give you time to decide what you want to do with the lawn, there are some excellent wildflower turf meadows you can buy and they look very impressive (even just for a small part of the garden).

I wouldn't get rid of the lot as you may have decent plants in there that either haven't flowered yet, or have flowered already this year. It would be a  great shame to lose them. If you're unsure of what anything is just pop a photo on here and I'm sure someone will identify it for you.

Good luck with your new patch.

Slugs and snails

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 18:25

Bumping thread for slug flour tip.

Thanks doris.

slus and flour

Posted: 03/08/2012 at 18:21

Just a few minutes ago I was in the garden and put a flour trap down, although I didn't add water. It's the irst time I've done it so I'll see if I can bump up the old thread and we can both refresh our memories.

Pesky slugs/snails on the top shelf of my propagator have munched on some baby delphiniums.

Edit: You need to mix the flour with water.

shasta daisy

Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:24

That is a beauty, could you try looking for somewhere to get the seeds from instead?

This isn't much help but I bought a 'Highland White Dream' Shasta from one of my local garden centres a couple of weeks ago (Dobbies).


Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:19

My Cosmos are just starting to flower now which is late for them, I wouldn't worry too much and just hope for more warm weather to spring them in to life. As said above they are much bigger this year than normal.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 19:03

Sorry Insomnia I'm away for a few days at the moment and hadn't been able to get online sooner to reply to you. Thank you for your very generous offer but I was visiting a garden today where they were selling seed potatoes to go in now (I went for Duke of York, Charlotte and Maris Pipers) so I am no longer in need.

I can't get over how generous your offer to send me some was though and if you PM me your address there's a little something I'd like to send to you instead.

best seed potatoes to grow

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 11:19

Thanks Zoomer, I shall have a nose around t'internet and find out what varieties there are (and keep my fingers crossed).

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