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Latest posts by Lilylouise

Hanging basket trial

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 16:02

It is beautiful ,David

Caster "tree"

Posted: 22/05/2012 at 19:39

If it is the old leaves and not new ones I would say it is normal - Mine always loses some leaves

Pam x

Ants on peony flower buds?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:20

Sometimes Ants =  an Aphid attack ! Have you looked for greenfly,blackfly etc.?

Pam x

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:17

Sorry - I posted the same photo twice

Pam x

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 19:15

marshmello - I think it is that maybe you could put a few more plants in your baskets - you are choosing lovely plants

For my basket tree which has 12" baskets I put in 6 fuchsias- one in the centre and the rest round the edge.

Here is a photo of one of my 16" baskets that I planted up a few days ago - it is still in the greenhouse at the moment

 These are for the wall - they were planted up about a week ago

 these are baskets from previous years

 Pam x

Whats the secret to beautiful hanging baskets ?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 16:26

marshmello - can I ask what plants you have used before and what type of baskets?

Pam x

May In Your Garden

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 19:02

Oh I forgot about Chelsea  I will watch it on iplayer

May In Your Garden

Posted: 20/05/2012 at 17:51

It hasn't been as warm to day as yesterday - the weather forecast is for temps of 27 next week

I have been in the greenhouse potting up

Courgettes - Defender,Pinstripe and Nano Verde di Milano

Butternut Squashes - Harrier

Pumpkins - Jack of all Trades

Pam x

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 17:46
figrat wrote (see)
Well the. 2 beefiest courgettes are now planted out, in beds of 50/50 compost & leaf mould with a handful of cluck muck.they are gazing in wonderment at the outside world through their cozy cloches. Decided to let the runt of the litter grow on a bit more. Moved camassia, planted out some kohl rabi, which I've never eaten but I love their Sputnik appearance.

We are trying a purple kohl rabi this year figrat - we haven't grown it before but someone on the allotments gave Barry some to try and it was lovely  

May In Your Garden

Posted: 19/05/2012 at 17:44

I hope you feel better soon Inka

I have taken the plunge and planted up 4 of my 5 window boxes today - if it does turn cold again I can easily cover them with fleece

Tomorrow I am moving the 10 baskets out of the greenhouse - every time I bend down for something and then stand up I hit my head on one or the other  Barry is going to wash the greenhouse glass for me then we can plant the tomatoes into their final positions  

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