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July in the garden!!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 21:11

@Gardeningfanatic I should have googled Monarda Cambridge Scarlet before I replied to you, yes it does look like it's the same plant you first suggested.

Bit silly some of these plants have so many names.

@Dean your veggies look delicious!

Glut of apples

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 17:19

Damn I was hoping this mysterious post would have been cleared up by now!

Come back Hudson Belle!

Can anyone name this please

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 17:15

Jerusalem Sage.

slug slime

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 17:12

Slugs and snails have a very good sense of smell, the slime they secrete is to alert other slugs and snails to where the good feeding spots are, and so that they can find their way back.

I admire your good intentions of moving them to a patch where they can roam free but in reality they'll find their way back quickly unfortunately.

How much can a dahlia take?

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 16:58

The idea of real ale snobby slugs has cheered me up!

The best way to get rid of them is to go out at night with a torch and something sharp. Sounds horrible but in my limited experience it's the best and most effective way and you don't run the risk (or possible risk) of poisening any other wildlife (not that I'm against using the safer pellets).

In my first year as a gardener I had two Dahlia's completely stripped, I moved them to a drier part of the garden, took some action against the slugs, and the plants grew back and flowered that year.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 16/07/2012 at 16:16

Thanks for your comments Yarrow and GF, Yarrow the smaller red plant growing through the Dahlia behind the marigold is a Geum Mrs J Bradshaw it really is doing very well in all this wet, I like the way it's dainty little red flowers seem to float above everything else.

GF the tall red flower is a Monarda (Jacob Kleine) this is the first year I've had it and the flowers are really interesting (as well as being pretty) it was a really cheap plant from a small nursery near here and apparently they self seed readily. I think you should treat yourself to a new Passion Flower, I felt guilty early this year because I didn't find the time to go out and prune it back like the books say, in fact I haven't done anything to it and if it wants to cover another fence panel who am I to stop it!

July in the garden!!

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 20:40


A few from my little patch.


What is this?

Posted: 15/07/2012 at 00:05

Ahh man! I've been looking at these little things for the past few weeks and not disturbing them, whilst all around I see Verbena flower stems severed off and wondering who's to blame.

They will be disappearing to the big (council) garden in the sky tomorrow.


Aquilegia Seeds

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 22:54

Any multi-purpose compost will be fine for lettuce, and it's a good choice given the damned rain.

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 22:52

If it is Burdock then rather than binning it, why not investigate the various ways you can eat and drink it.

I know it's wiki but here you go.



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