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Latest posts by Lilylouise

July in the garden!!

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 22:26

Thankyou Rain We open in 2 weeks time for the NGS and lots of plants that are usually in flower by now aren't

Campsis,Phlox and Hibiscus to name but a few.

Pam x

July in the garden!!

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 22:17

 Lovely photos everyone - yummy cheesecake

We really need some sunshine


Basket tree



 Statue in arch



front garden bedding border









 Back garden



 back garden


 Clematis Etoile violette


 Oval garden




 Pam x

Belfast sink.

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 21:35

It is probably best to pinch the flowers off - I don't do that with my African Blue though as the bees love it so much. I take cuttings from it at the end of the summer

African Blue Basil

 Lettuce Leaf Basil

 Purple Ruffles Basil

 Sweet Basil

 Basil pesto perpetuo

 Cinnamon Basil

 Red Basil

 Bush Basil

 Lemon Basil

 The African Blue and Basil pesto perpetuo are su[pposed to be perennials - I have managed to overwinter African Blue cuttings but not Basil pesto perpetuo

Pam x


Speed gardening

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 16:19

We still have a hosepipe ban here in Surrey

Gardening at the moment is a bit like doing the hokey cokey  - in,out, in,out shake it all about

Pam x

Belfast sink.

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 16:17

I have 8 different basils growing in my greenhouse  They all smell divine

I hope your sink turns out well

Pam x


Belfast sink.

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 15:49

Thymes,Oregano,Chives,Sages and Parsley would look great in a sink  You could try Sweet Basil but I always seem to do better with it in my greenhouse. There is  a Basil called 'African Blue' which would grow in your sink - it could be placed at the back with  other herbs to the front and sides. It would be best to use a free draining compost - maybe John Innes with some multipurpose and horticultural grit added.Others will give you some advice as well I am sure

Pam x


Standard Fuscia problem

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 15:40

I think you may have rust on your Fuchsia - I would carefully pick off affected leaves and put them in the bin or burn them - don't compost them. A fungicide spray may help.

I grow standard Fuchsias but haven't experienced the bark splitting - I hope someone can help

Pam x

Advice on repotting my tomato plants please.

Posted: 07/07/2012 at 05:48

I would suggest using grobag and then feeding your tomatoes regularly with tomato food - e.g Tomorite - when the first flowers have set and you can see baby tomatoes

Pam x

I enjoyed my dinner thanks!!!

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 19:39

I hope it didn't have a party in my greenhouse Gary

Pam x

I asked Barry to pick the cucumber as I had noticed it was grazed when I was doing the watering - when he turned it over that is what he found

I enjoyed my dinner thanks!!!

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 19:09


Pam x

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