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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:07

 My Lincolnshire garden  


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:00

Morning !! 

I'm fairly new here but sooo glad I found this place.

Currently blue skies in Lincolnshire  


Posted: 14/06/2013 at 10:00

Hi everyone!

I'm new to this. I put some roosters in a container on my patio approximately 5 weeks ago but threw away the packet they came in. 

I have no idea when I am supposed to harvest them. I'm blaming babybrain at the moment (5mnths PG). 

Thanks in advance !


Bindweed :(

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 09:56

Hi everyone!

Moved to this house Autumn 2012 (fell in love with the garden and primarily the huge willow tree)

Last year I spotted some bindweed so dug up what I could and read up on it. 

We have a large lawn with borders and then an allotment at the bottom of the garden with 12 beds and fruit trees. 

The BW is in pretty much every part of the garden. 

I have made it my mission to try and remove it from the allotment first as we have raised beds so when they were empty I dug them over and pulled out every tiny speck of root that I could see and burned it. I have also treated any that I couldn't get to with the touch gel which seems to have killed off the plants but unfortunately not the root as its just springing up another. 

At the moment I am spending 30-40 minutes a day removing BW and then hours at the weekend. Please tell me that it will take the hint and that I will get through to it?

I am contemplating completely weedkilling the allotment beds once all the veggies are done at the end of the year.... will this work? :-/

Darn stuff!!! 


A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 09:41

We are currently fighting with Bindweed  


Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:37


Aww... poor thing. 

It has been really windy here too today. I hope that your plant recovers well. Have you had any flowers yet? I had one 2 years ago at Christmas and it lasted for well over a month. It was beautiful. But then I repotted and was told it might take 2-3 years for it to flower again :-/ 

Does anyone know the name of this tree please?

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:11

Hi Jayne... that would be amazing... I would happily pay the postage for one

Moved house last year. Need help ID'ing some plants please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 19:07

Great... thanks everyone... I'll try and get better and more photos of the others  

Its definitely a minefield at the moment ! 

ID on tree and accompanying Ivy please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:51

sorry. Yes I the the willow. Its the tree on the right I'm interested in and the ivy. 

Moved house last year. Need help ID'ing some plants please

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 15:47

Thanks everyone

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Another unknown in the garden :-/

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Bindweed :(

Evil evil stuff which is everywhere... any advice appreciated! 
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ID on tree and accompanying Ivy please

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Moved house last year. Need help ID'ing some plants please

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