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Can anybody identify these?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:57

These trees are lovely if you want shade - but do your neighbors want the shade too - some trees as they get well rooted can bring a lot of problems with getting into the property . Where we used to live our nextdoor family got the roots of a tree coming through into the lounge .  . outside the path had cracked , they thought nothing of it , thought it was just deteriating  that was until a floor board split , inspected the damage found a sapling forcing its way through. 

does anyone else have this problem ?

Posted: 15/05/2013 at 17:40

I have a problem this year with the warm / hot/ cold  mixtures of weather . I am usualy putting small plants outside to harden off , with the ever changing temperatures this year I have had slower germination . plants that have reached the size for hardening off is not so many   so I have a collection of oddments. My green house is full to the top on a 3 shelf system  so Im wondering about putting out my pots with freshly sown seed which I did a few weeks ago outside in a sheltered position . I have checked on the seed packets and to sow them outside it says May / June/ july . 

Being as the seeds which are left to mother nature still come up regardless -( if the birds dont peck the seed ) then Im not doing anything differant - thats what Im telling myself ! But what are others thoughts - Think I could do with a crystal ball !

victorian garden/cottage garden

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 20:11

When we moved into our cottage , a typical cottage garden is what i wanted to continue with . I joined "The Cottage Garden Society " I have learnt such a lot from this . You get aQuarterly mag , which you can write into etc. It also has a seed exchange . You can either send your seed into them and get an extra selection when you make your choice .Or stick with the usual amount , you choose your own from what the other members have sent in . I have grown many differant plants from the seed exchange . It also gives a list of local cottage garden clubs , so if your lucky enough to live near one it is a bonus. It is a lovely friendly society , there is always someone on hand if you need some quick advice . In answer more to your question adding veg to a border works well and is the original cottage way of gardening .

Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:57

I havent got that far yet , but hopefully give me a few years and I shall be asking the same ! 

THANK YOU TO EVERY ONE FOR THEIR HELP AND ADVICE  Please feel free to add your suggestions on this thread , Im always popping back . thanks again

need advice

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:52

I dont know if this would work for you , but its what I do . I wait until the seed pods start to feel dryish and I either put the flower in  a paperbag  Tie it loosly around the stem . when the seeds explode they should go in the bag . or  when the seed pods feel dry and paperish I snip the flower off . put it in a paper bag or even put the flower head in a jam jar  in a sunny windowsill etc  again the seeds will explode when ready . 

sow the seed in a compost with a layer of grit ontop . put it outside leave for the winter 's cold spell .(n needs a winter to germinate )

Forest Flame

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:28

Mine is a peaty soil but I always plant and mulch with erecacus  . Is yours in the right spot for light , My varigated one doesnt like it too shady and doesnt seam as strong grower as the others . it can also go a year without flowering  but it is adding new growth so maybe it is one or the other , Has yours put on the growth? But it sounds your doing everything right .

seedling help?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 19:16

FORGOT TO SAY LISA , IT DOES DEPEND WHAT PART OF THE COUNTRY YOU LIVE. I ONCE QUEERIED THE " TO DO THINGS NOW ! " IN A GARDENING MAG , WE HAD VERY LATE FROSTS IN SOUTH YORKSHIRE AND IN THE MAG IT HAD SAID ABOUT PLANTING OUT SOME VEG OR OTHER  I WROTE IN TO COMMENT ABOUT WHAT THEY HAD PRINTED . I WAS TOLD TO ALWAYS GO BY THE WEATHER IN YOUR AREA AS IT CAN VARY SO MUCH UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY. SOMETIMES I AM A MONTH BEHIND WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING BUT THEY CATCH UP !   YOU WILL SOON BE ABLE TO PUT YOUR CORGETTES STRAIGHT INTO THE GROUND IF WE ARE GOING TO GET A BIT WARMER WEATHER --- just a bit of wishfull thinking !

seedling help?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 18:16

Hi Lisa , Ive skipped some of the help and advice you have been given ,read the first couple will read the rest later . 

NOW FOR A START! DO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EAT DWARF BEANS, RUNNER BEANS  , PEAS ? YOUR NOT TOO LATE F

 If so this is how I do it

PEAS - DONT SOAK . Use 3 inch pots put 3 peas in each , stand in a tray ,  water with a fine rose, slot the whole lot in a clear polythene bag  or a propergator lid .Put where there is plenty of light and some warmth . These should be through in a couple of weeks . Do the same with beans . As they grow I have to put a propergator lid on as I am plaged with mice . I am surrounded by fields . I put mouse traps amongst them while they are in the green house. The first time I put peas straight into the soil I found next morning little holes all along the row .With the silly unpredictable weather we have I am only just doing my beans' 

 BEANS   :I do the beans the same way so that I can put 3 around the canes for a wigwam . or in a line they are easily seperated when they are 4 ins high ' . Last year I had several attempts at beans - I watered them too much  I think . But anyway I kept putting them in pots then planting them out .Admitted they were late but I had them until the frosts when everyone else's had long gone !

Lettuce : you can sow lettuce more or less anytime but  only do a bit at a time. start this off inside until weather gets better - when we are into warmer weather put it straight into the ground  into the ground ' I do lettuce / radish outside i stagger the sowings '

COURGETTES : I have only just done mine , as follows  : two into a 3 inch pot on their side just push them in and only just cover  do these insde  and put i a bag or n propergator - Propergators are good and a big help but keep an eye on them . Keep coming on here youl get a lot of friendly advice. let ius know how you get on . 

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 17:26

being as they are in a seed bed I would leave them for now . they must have climetized with our everchanging weather . I would leave them until the main stem is about a quarter of an inch thick . then they will be strong enough to withstand any moving about . the first year i grew tomatoes outside  when i had put them in their growing position ( and about quarter inch thick main stem)  I cut out a 12 inch square  piece of capilery matting cut from one corner to the middle and arranged this around  . The tomato plant in the center of the square . FORGOT to say capilery matting furry side up.   This stopped the rain water hitting the tomatoes which Id been told caused  a disease  black spot  ? I think they called it.The tomatoes were " yellow sunrise" and were beautiful!

Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 16:48

Than ks Jess  is in the Garden , yes this site is very good I shall study it over my next cup of tea !,

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