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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:18

Sorry Vic, I have just seen your post answering my question, that is a very unusual foxglove, hope you can get some seeds, and the pink scabious is gorgeous.

i have a pale blue one, seeds taken from daughters plants, I would sow them now and keep in over winter, planting out next Spring.

mine did come true for colour.

 

Cuttings

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 18:12

I have never used a bag, they are fine just in compost under the bench or in a frame, just spray every so often.

i do loads of cuttings, especially fuchsias they are all fine.

Obelisk

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 17:31

Bang 4ft stakes in the ground down 2ft then tie them on the 3 legs, if you are in a dryer area you may get 4 years out of it, it should stand up ok.

Pond Profile

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:27

I have only just finished our pond so I am not an expert, this will bump your query up to the top for everyone to see.

i did a ledge 6inches down, about a foot wide, then another at a foot down same width, the bottom is about 3ft, one end is a fairly flat sloppy bit, I will make a beach, then if anything like hedgehogs fall in, they can just climb out. That will be filled with gravel

but I don't know if I have done right, at the moment it's half full, must be rain water,  I have some plants in pots, with the proper pond soil and chippings on the top to stop the soil floating out.

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:17

Oh gosh, I have just chucked in to float, a big bundle of Elodea, I did put some other things in pots with chippings on top, should I rake out the loose plants and pot it up?

Obelisk

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:11

Mine are Gardman, but I live in a very wet windy part of the West Country, they rust out for a past time. At the moment the honeysuckle is holding the structure together!

chelsea chop

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:03

I think it's too late now, Chelsea chop is when the show is on the TV, you could lose the flowers if you cut it now.

maybe someone else will update, that's just my opinion.

Bargain plants put to bed

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 14:56

That looks really nice, keep us posted as they grow and flower. It's so satisfying when you get to see the finished job, although I know how hard work it is to handle gravel.

Seeds

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:12

You don't get a new crop just by leaving them in the ground, you let them grow and flower then harvest the seeds for next years planting, somewhere else.

Blueberry Tree

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:05

Blueberry is very easy but you do need two plants,for pollination,  and they must go in ericaceous soil, so if you haven't got acid soil they need to go in big pots. 

I think the experts  recommend two different varieties for pollination, but I have two of the same and the bushed are loaded. So far I have picked two big bowl fulls, and there are loads more coming, and that is from bushes only about two years old.

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