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Mark 1963


Latest posts by Mark 1963

skeleton salvias

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 16:16

One of mine went like that, but the others seem untouched.

Garden update

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 17:01

Thanks hogweed that worked

Garden update

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 07:38

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50823.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Here are a few of this years flowers

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50822.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Blue and purple Violas with our Crystal Palace lobelia from seed

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50821.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Quite pleased with my Straw Flowers this year, just in bud

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50820.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Ornamental Sage, £1 last year from Homebase

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50819.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 No introduction here, a few of the 120 from seed this year

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50818.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

 Nemesia, from the local nursery, might try from seed next year

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/50817.jpg?width=300&height=350&mode=max

Hope you like these samples of this year so far. What a faff to get these on here

 

 

Garden update

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 19:56

Thanks all, hopefully I,'ll be able to.take a few shots tomorrow and try to upload them.

Garden update

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 18:23

Hi Nut, I would love to, but I can never upload from my camera to this forum. I can get them on to my laptop and I press the tree icon and select the picture but when I press upload, nothing happens

Garden update

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 18:16

Hi All

Oh well can't believe we are approaching the end of June, so here is a garden update.

because of the warm spring, all the seeds got off to a flying start, all our French marigolds germinated and we had 120 plants! all have found homes. My snap dragons I sowed way back in January are now started to blossom as well as the dwarf dahlias  I grew from seed for the first time this year and will try to get the same variety next year .

Another first for me has been swan river daisies, all have buds ready to flower, I don't think I'll bother next year with them they seem a bit 'wayward'. Also I tryed Bidens and again yellow flowers are appearing.

As with every year I grow some from seeds and I buy some plants from the nursery. So this years purchasing have been red verbena, black, purple and deep pink petunias and five fuchsia's for a £1 from homebase, and a selection of violas. Mine never look that great from seed.

On the subject of bargains,  my £1 ornamental sage from said DIY store I got last year is covered in lovely deep blue flower spikes.

I'm sure there is more, but I'm happy with this years growing season. The weather up here has been sunshine and showers, ideal growing conditions. Day and night temps average 12deg C

French lavender

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 11:34

Thanks

French lavender

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 10:37

Hi all

l bought a French lavender in the spring, it's flowers are fading now. It's it a spring lavender, and should I trim it back now?

Beetle ID

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:27

Thanks Dove for that link. I have never seen one before, I will certainly be looking for somemore

Beetle ID

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 16:25

I came in from the garden last evening and there was a olive green beetle that looked like a knights shield. Not sure if it was friend or foe, gave it the benefit of doubt and put it outside. Looked an interesting fellow, it was properly about 15mm in length might be a tat smaller. 

Discussions started by Mark 1963

scented viola "Etain"

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snapdragons

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fuchsias slow to flower

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droopy petunias

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Garden update

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French lavender

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Beetle ID

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 13:34

my first succulent

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Beware queen wasps looking for a home

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thompson and morgan late deliveries

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Repairing a hose

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Weird dream last night

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Anyone grown Swan River daisies ?

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egg shell found in the garden

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Silver Birch Catkins

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