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Possible to sow more peas and beans

Posted: 10/06/2012 at 17:35

My peas and broad beans are just developing, so I hope to be able to start harvesting them pretty soon.  Do I just feel the pods until they appear full to bursting?  Also is it too late to re-sow for another crop for later in the season?

Many thanks

Lesley

tomatoes

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 08:54

I sowed 3 tomato types indoors and just hardening them off in my plastic greenhouse before leaving them outdoors for the summer.  However I have noticed tom plants springing up all over my veg plot.  I guess they have self-seeded from last year.  I am suspecting that the people who owned the house last year had some toms stray over the period of the summer.  I am actually happy to see them because it lets me know that end of May is the correct time to put mine outside. Happily mine are a little bigger than the outdoor germinated, but it will be interesting to compare them by the end of the summer. 

Lavender from Seed

Posted: 24/05/2012 at 09:46

it is the basic angustifolia, I repotted them yesterday and they are all enjoying this newly found sun.

Lavender from Seed

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 14:39

As a newbie, I am a classic windowsill gardner, much earlier this year I started some lavender seeds on my windowsill. It took a number of casualties, but I now have 10 healthy young 3-4 cm high seedlings (an inch and a half in old money).  Today I took them out of the house for the first time, to sit in the sun, still within their old fishtank propogator.  To get to this point, took much longer than the 6-8 weeks suggested on the seed packet, I guess I am now at 12 weeks.  What are my next steps with my lavenders?  I appreciate they may not flower this year, but at what point do I think to plant out?  I am in the Netherlands, and we have been without frost for about 4 weeks.

Lesley

Seeds as wedding favours

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 21:07

I live in the Netherlands, and it is a given that there is always a surprise gift to the bride and groom on top of the gift list.  I have been to weddings where we had to bring a cooking recipe with a bottle of wine to have with the meal, that sort of thing.  On my wedding day my surprise gift was "seeds/bulbs or something from your own garden that means something to you that the bride and groom can put to use in their garden"  I got married in September, so received loads of bulbs,  I received loads of bridal flower bulbs, I had never heard of this plant in the UK, but they are a pretty white flower..

maybe she could give seeds from a flower in her bouquet with simple instructions of when/where to sew...

I must just add that the instructions to my guests was to not present the seeds in their original packet...I have to say had my car been stopped by the police that night, with lots of seeds in suspicious packages, my wedding night would be for another forum... 

Have a wonderful day...

Bind Weed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 15:38

All points noted - with thanks...now I get to stay..!

Bind Weed

Posted: 02/05/2012 at 11:21

Much thanks for all your advice, I think for me it will be a two pronged approach; as I appear to have a summer full of snapping suckers from my lilac tree roots, then this summer I will go the weed killer root.  Then maybe towards the end of the year, move the plants I want to keep, I have no idea what I have inherrited yet...then dig out what roots appear to be left.  I like the cane idea FloBear, every day this past month I have been plucking, but if I allow it more space, then my attack will be more a more concentrated approach.

The garden has been neglected so I know it will be hard work!!

Lesley

Bind Weed

Posted: 01/05/2012 at 19:41

Hello All,

after finding out last week that I have bought a house with high maintanence lilac trees, can someone please put me out of my misery regarding how to tackle bind weed? If the replies come back that there is nothing I can do, then I just have to put the house back on the market, I moved to the countryside for a quieter life...

many thanks in advance.

Lesley

Keukenhof

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 13:55

I have not been this year, so can not advise. Last week I was in the region of Alkmaar, and the bulb fields there were still gorgeous, but in another 2 weeks I dare not say. Hotels in the area; I have only stayed in Noordwijk aan Zee http://www.fletcherhoteldewitteraaf.nl/en/  and this comes to about 140.00GBP inc breakfast.  Good luck and enjoy the the Keukenhof.

cost of entrance to gardening shows

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 10:56

I was at the Foriade over the weekend and found the entrance although expensive, 30.00 euro pp, I did find it good value for money.  For me it is the 10.00 euro car parking annoying.  If anyone is planning to visit the Floriade come later in the year, the gardens are a little light on colour at the moment.

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