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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

weed identification help

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 18:51

Aargh! I have that too! I don't know what it is, but it comes up easily, thank goodness. It's everywhere - pots, flagstones, flowerbeds, you name it, it's there! And what is worse, the rabbits & slugs don't touch it!

Plant IDs Please

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 16:45

And 6 may be a centaurea and maybe 4 as well. Could no 1 be a delphinium? with tall blue flower spikes?  I don't know much but I am sure somebody who does will be along in a minute!!

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:35

A deathly silence... Is it a special birthday ie a BIG one?

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:00

Set some traps this morning and caught one, much to my surprise. I have now set muliple traps around the floor and staging. Also blocked up all the gaps in the base which were just the right size!

Mice!

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 08:37

I discovered this morning that something has eaten all my peas and sweet peas!  I also found a small cache of onion sets dug up and hidden under a log in my veg garden. I think it is probably mice. Apart from digging up what is left (if anything) and growing it under cover, is there anything else I can do to prevent the blighters from scoffing everything? Any advice welcome.

Identification required please

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 13:40

Punk you are right - it is comfrey. It looks like the pinky one or the white/ pale yellow one. Both loved by bees, especially bumbles.

The white / pale yellow version is low growing and spreads rapidly! I often harvest the leaves for my compost heap but it doesn't seem to do any long term damage! A friend called it symphytum alba.

New worms for wormery

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 08:09

Ah. I wish I had known this last September! My worms died in the floods of 2012 - the bin was flooded! I paid  a small sum for a small packet of worms and am delighted to say they have survived in the greenhouse over winter. They have bred and now I have lots of worms. 

What the heck is this?

Posted: 18/03/2014 at 08:31

I dug up 'chains' of crocosmia like this. They had stopped flowering and when I dug I was quite surprised at their length and how tough they were. I composted them and they  have still to break down!

Chalk loving perennials

Posted: 10/03/2014 at 11:13

Waht a fab list!

I also have success with echinacea, perennial helianthus, hebe, rudbeckia, michaelmas daisies, golden rod, euphorbia and epilobium (white willow herb) and erbena bonariensis

 

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Plants in France

Cheaper than UK 
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Last Post: 12/10/2014 at 17:52

What plants should I be feeding now?

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Last Post: 04/09/2014 at 10:02

Snowberry advice needed

How best to care? 
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Last Post: 26/08/2014 at 09:32

Saving peas for seed

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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 09:24

Help with cucumbers

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Last Post: 10/07/2014 at 08:33

Cucumbers outdoors?

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Last Post: 02/07/2014 at 17:36

Garlic rust

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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 16:51

Munched broadbeans

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Last Post: 15/06/2014 at 10:10

Growing meconopsis

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Last Post: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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Last Post: 28/04/2014 at 00:13

What do you do with grass clippings?

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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 16:05

Mice!

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Last Post: 24/03/2014 at 18:00

Supa Drippa taps

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Last Post: 08/03/2014 at 17:07

Planting Nerines

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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 15:22

No Aconites yet

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Last Post: 08/02/2014 at 21:10
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