Latest posts by Leggi

Annuals, Perenials and Bi-annuals

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 18:24

I'd like to add don't just go by what the label says, some places sell plants as perennials when they are not hardy or need some care over winter (without giving you the information to look after the plant over winter). However, the internet is a huge resource, and if you look up and learn about your plants and the best way to care for them you can get great enjoyment from watching them year upon year (RHS website is good for giving info on plants).

This site is also great for that, as there are so many posters with so many years of knowledge who love to talk about plants, so don't be afraid to ask any questions you want, in my experience it's a very friendly place.

Rhubarb in pots.

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 18:12

My Rhubarb is planted on the north side of an east west fence, it loves the wet and doesn't mind shade at all. It didn't do at all well when it was in a sunnier spot which is  why it got moved.

Fork Handles

Posted: 05/08/2012 at 16:26

What a performance that was

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).

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