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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:39

Heliotrope grow very easily from seeds.

chicky, did you grow your Amaranthus from seed, I have bought a packet but never tried them before?

Verbena bonanseris cuttings - can they go out into the border?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:35

I would do more than pinch back, I would cut down to six inches, or half what they are now. I only keep seedlings in over winter, all others go out.

Strange crinodendron friut?

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 16:33

We have two huge ones here, dad grew from seeds, swiped off some one else's plant!


Dead leylandii

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:20

Sit on a bench must be joking

but yes the patio faces that way and I have had the odd cup of coffee sitting there, then you see something needing attention and up again.

3 things..

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:16

I can't grow them outside where I live so they are in 10" pots in the greenhouse, if you grow them in the ground watch out for slugs.

i don't like those strawberry planters myself as the plant needs a big growing space to reach full potential, and if you think of the amount of plants to compost you have to decide if it's enough.

growers will plant them 18" apart in even wider rows, but it's down to you and what you want to get out of a plant, the more space, the better the crop.



Posted: 15/09/2015 at 12:11

There is something you can do in preparation for next year

Either buy or make a frame to fit you veg patch and buy some very very close mesh netting, I bought mine on Amazon but you can get scaffolding netting, make sure the cover goes right down to the ground as the butterflies will find the smallest gap.

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 09:59

Thats  the pleasure of gardening Graham and not everyone can afford to just throw away and buy new every year. 

No need to just hope they will be ok, they will be ok.

Dead leylandii

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 09:56

We took out a 100ft row of them a couple of years ago and made a flower border with shrubs at the back, they are not difficult to get out, best with two people though, as one wiggles and digs, the other cut off any holding roots. They are shallow rooted so not much digging.

a mattock or pick axe and some big loppers and your half way there.

this is it earlier in the year but it's grown a lot more now, the laurels are out, so more places to plant nice stuff.


3 things..

Posted: 15/09/2015 at 09:49

To get nice big strawberry plants for next year you will need to space them out, if they are in those round grow sacks I would only have two maybe three at a push, plants in each. You could pot some up in ten inch pots then next Spring feed them weekly with Tomato feed.


My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/09/2015 at 19:14
happymarion wrote (see)

Not a salvia, an agastache,Lyn.  Lost its name label but has been growing for years and flowering well.  

This one Marion


Is it called Apache Sunset, I have grown seeds of that one, it looks a bit like the picture on the packet.?

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