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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 15:59
Victoria Sponge wrote (see)

I garden for insects so thought I'd put on some pics from today and yesterday.


 lovely Victoria, will you be collecting seeds from 4 and 6 please.



Posted: 01/08/2014 at 15:23

Coppery orange sounds nice. I love them when they are fr esh, shame they go over, I did Chelsea chop mine, the pink one stayed quite short.

Mrs G, if you cut it with about 4 x 4 squares and leave a long 'tail' on each corner, you wrap that round the cane, start them off low and as the plant grows you can lift it higher,  you wil need a pair of pliers to twist it round the cane.


Posted: 01/08/2014 at 08:54

Thats it mrs G, we call it pig or sheep netting, but it makes really good plant supports.


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:28

I have made frames out of sheep netting, dont know what you call it in other regions, stiff wire with 4"squares, cut about 2'accross with a cane on each corner, they grow up through there and stay reasonably tidy.

The pink one is much shorter but still in a frame.

I wont be cutting mine down yet, its only just coming out.

wild sweetpeas

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:16

I dont think they care what you do with them, my daughter has just sent me a photo of hers, one plant, 8' by 6' thats just one seed!

Fuchsia help

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 21:06

Does Paula Jane ring a bell?

Exactly the same as mine with the turned back petals, 

Leaking pond liner

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 20:59

Looks good,  I love the slabs round it. Mine has had no more done

 to it!

Dealing with Fuschia Rust

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 19:14

I use the fungus spray I use for roses. Sometimes they need a follow up dose.

Dusty Miller

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:38

I have bought plants from Amazon and ebay, they were all fantastic shrubs/trees, there is a great comeback if you are not satisfied because both sites rely on good feedback. Go for it with confidence. 

They will tell you exactly what you will get, unlike some places where you expect plants and get plugs.


Posted: 31/07/2014 at 18:01

Definitely, put in the ground or a really big pot. 

You can buy rose and shrub compost for it. Cut it down a bit next march, that should make it move.

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