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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: Yesterday at 21:09

Thanks Rosie and Philippa.

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:38

Sorry Rosie, I forgot to wish you a Happy Easter this afternoon - too many other things on my mind. 

And Happy Easter and good gardening to everybody else.

P.S I bet your mum would struggle with me!



Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 20:34

Hi Rosie31,

You're the star of the day - thanks so much for collecting the plants this afternoon, it saved me another trip. 

Artjak, sounds as though you're going great guns, none of my seeds have come up yet, I'm not very good with them. Give me a twig of something and I usually can make it grow but seeds all seem to die on me!

Nut - How are yours doing?

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:13

Oh, I'm so jealous - I'd just love to be able to sing but apparently I'm tone deaf, with no sense of rhymn so my children disown me at weddings/funerals. I've also got a lower voice than most women so can't reach the high notes and just to round things off, slightly deaf as well!   No chance

The dreaded JKW?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:04

I agree - it's bindweed. If you don't want to get the glyphosate spray over other plants, get a small plastic bag, put it over the bindweed, spray into the bag, put a wire twist round it and leave it for a week or so - hey presto, dead weed ( or at least for a while) as it always comes back I find.

Puny Asparagus

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:53

I planted my asparagus 4 years agao in a big builders bag contained in a wooden building crate (just four plants.Last year the crop was non-existent, what there was appeared very late, and was uneatable. I think this was because of the very late, very cold and wet spring we'd had.

This week, (we live in Bath)  the first spears have just appeared so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I picked our first crop when they were 6-8 " high and about finger size. I've got "Gimjlyn" (not sure if I've spelt that right"). My son told me that before cooking them, you very gently bend them and when they snap, you discard the bottom bit,because it's chewy.

I did read this week that asparagus were shallow rooted so I did wonder about tipping anor load of manure on top every year and whether they were sinking in the crate?Also, I've watered mine twice in case they were getting dry so that might help. I think like Enchantica said, it's a waiting game.

Hope yours improve, they are wonderful when only ten minutes old!


Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 21:38

Hi All, Had a lovely day out in the Somerset Levels, combining two trips, one to drop husband off at grand re-opening of the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford, and then dropping off the plants to Andrew at Curry Rivel. After braving the A303, (v.busy and fast), treated myself to lunch at Barrington Court - fab tulip combinations and tea at Tintinhull - one of my favourite, very peacefull gardens, again with good tulip/wallflower combinations. I was hoping to visit Lytes Cary manor as well but the boss phoned early for his lift home! 

As I couldn't get all the plants in the car this morning I'm very pleased that Rosie may be able to meet up again and take the next load tomorrow. (I've PM'd you Rosie if it's not too late).

My friend has offered me an Arum, says it looks spectacular - dark red and exotic but apparently it has an appalling smell so I declined - I like my flowers to smell lovely not nasty!

Plant ID, updates and confirmations.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 22:30

We haven't got sycamores but do have a large walnut tree next door and very active squirrels who use our garden as useful place to bury nuts in -result lots of little walnut trees in my borders, usually where I can't reach them easily.

I agree with the others though, the sycamores have got to come out asap. Another tree causing problems, because it's so pretty when young, is eucalyptus which can get enormous.

Regarding the amelanchier, we've got alkaline soil but mine seems to be doing okay, full of blossom right now after its second winter.

Transport needed for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:39

OH MY GOODNESS!   I have been so inundated with plants today! My local Garden Club has come up trumps and I have collected some rather choice plants - got a job to keep my hands off them And a very kind couple from BathFreegle drove about 15 miles into Bath just to deliver some more plants to me. (I've just worked out how to do smiley faces!).

I'm planning to drive one boot load down to Somerset, hopefully on Wednesday, (combining that with driving hubby to a "do" to save petrol/time) and maybe taking another load at the end of Easter when taking daughter back to Devon, as I need to shift most of the plants before we go on holiday end of April.

Artjak, sounds like you've been working overtime too - 70 odd plants is awesome.I well remember my first trip to Chelsea like you and being amazed at the sea of greenery walking down the road.

Nutcutlet - my Solomon's Seal had just popped through - as has the very first asparagus spear - yummy, I had thought I'd lost it, as they didn't do anything last year.

Rosie31, If there's any chance you and & I could meet at J.18 again soon, do let me know please.

sweet pea framework

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 21:01

I like that idea Dovefromabove.  If I grew sweet peas in pots this year, how tall should the wigwam canes be do you think? The pots would be about 12 -15 " across and possibly the same high (it's too dark now to go and measure them!). Do you think they'll be big enough?


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