Outdoor girl


Latest posts by Outdoor girl

honey bees

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 19:37

We have Warre hives. They are not a joke and easy to run. Try to find a 'Natural Beekeeping' group near you and join them if possible. Where are you? Their emphasis is on caring for the bee, not honey so much.

water borne diseases

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 20:12

 What disease? How? 

manure

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 14:24

What is soil solarization?

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 16:58

Thanks for that. I'd forgotten about the blueberries! 

What plants should I be feeding now?

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 10:40

I know that plant feeding should be tailing off now... I think. What needs feeding for the next few weeks?

Chocolate Cosmos

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:32

Bump. Someone will know.

Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 08:59

I do. I grew a free pack of seeds three years ago and they have been brilliant. They are a bit floppy so I've had to support them. They have flowered constantly since June and respond well to deadheading. I have not fed them yet but the bed gets mulched in the winter.

I have not got heleniums. I wanted some but they need moist ground and I have desert like conditions - hot, dry & chalky soil.  Hope that all helps!

Collecting seed from Cerinthe

Posted: 29/08/2014 at 14:35

It was when I collected my cerinthe seeds that I realised just how extortionate seeds are to buy! I think I collected about 200 seeds and the original packet only had 12.

No longer receiving email notifications

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:12

I have to sign in every time I look at the forum too now. Nuisance.

Snowberry advice needed

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 13:35

Oh yes, I'd forgotten the pheasants and bird food. Oops . Thanks for the reminders - I'll wait till next spring!

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This is not housework gone mad ... 
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