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Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 10:02

 My garden is all from seeds, cuttings, root cuttings, I originally bought some bare root perenial from Parkers, and its taken of from there. In the long border there are 12 shrubs that I bought for about 15.00, apart from that, I can honestly say, 'i have grown these plants'. I couldnt afford to buy!.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 09:49


My garden border, in the first ones  the border is two and a half years old, the trellis bit is last years, there was a mini pine forest all over that bit.

and below is this years. There was a long conifer hedge there, 28 trees at 25 years old.


Posted: 19/06/2014 at 23:00
loony gardner wrote (see)
Hi Lyn, it's a Principe Borghese. What should I do with it?

Glad you have sorted it out, usually best to look on the net first if you can, you could have ruined your crop.

red hot pokers

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 18:42

Mine are like that, as soon as its fully open, its starting to fade. Maybe when the plant is big it will throw up more flowers over the growing period.

Trough Liners

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 18:37

I use the compost bag inside out. Make the holes for drainage about 2inches up, not right in the bottom, it will then hold some water instead of draining right out.

what is this on my tomato leaves

Posted: 19/06/2014 at 17:21
Steve 309 wrote (see)

And a nice example of beetroot leaf spot as well, I fancy?

I dont think so, doesnt look much to worry about,

lupin pods

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:45

If you do grow them from your own seeds you probably wont get the same colour as the mother plant.

But if you dont mind pot luck, irs a cheap way to increase your stock.

Lupin problems

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:30

This year my lupin leaves and top of buds were shredded by those little shiny green leaf eater bugs, i did resort to spraying, they fall down instantly. Now the little buggers have bred, the ones that escaped, that is, and the tiny catterpiller like worms are off shredding again.

This has to be my worst pest this year.


Posted: 18/06/2014 at 14:10

If its Roma, you dont pick out anything, they grow as a bush and wil produce all the tomatoes at the same time. They only grow to about 3ft, but do need staking. 

Maybe yours isnt a Roma, if you know what its called, the internet will tell you if its a determinate type, or



Posted: 18/06/2014 at 10:40

Leave just one head on the plant until the pods are brown and dry. Then save and sow next spring for the following years flowering,

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