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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Saving peas for seed

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:52

Thank you for the prompt response. It sounds very easy, which is good 'cos I make loads of mistakes. Must remember to write what they are on thebag!

Saving peas for seed

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 21:31

Is it possible to save my dried up peas for next year's seed?  If so, will  they come true and should I do anything like put them in the fridge or freezer?

Stumped by another small flower!

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:34

The leaves look like cosmos but the flower looks a little like phacelia. I think! Someone with better knowledge will be along in a minute

Wallflowers

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 18:15

I was going to plant mine out now for the same reasons! The ground is so hard that I decided to wait, so potted on this aft.

They're bossing it now........

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 14:35

I'm trying to create a bed of mainly pink echinaceas. It takes time but so far so good. The ones which died off two winters ago have come back too. I love the way that each flower can have several bees or insects on it.  They can boss away here!

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 14:16

Dove that is a great idea. I never use any 'killers' of any sort so can certainly use a bag for the birds. I expect the rest will go to the tip.

Scarifying

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 08:36

What do you do with the moss? I have several bin bags full and I don't think it can be composted.

Female-only flowers on cucumbers

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 14:51

I too had a problem with crystal lemon- mine had loads of flowers but no fruit. On the advice on someone here, I set about with a paint brush to hand pollinate. It seems to have worked and I now have some cues. I had no idea which were male or female...

When should I plant out my Verbena Bonariensis?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 13:10

Last winter was so mild that mine did not really stop flowering. I have one near the front door which is about 10 foot tall. Is this a record?

Help with cucumbers

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 08:33

Thank you for that simple help! I will go out with a brush.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

Monty and those gardening sins...

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Soil based compost

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Failing plants from online supplier

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When do potatoes flower?

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Dwarf Cosmos

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Sick hebe

Bare branches and worse 
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Potato planting dilemma

Going away... 
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Hiring a lawn scarifier

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Sarah Raven Sales

Are they worth it? 
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Last Post: 11/12/2014 at 10:07

Washing fleece

This is not housework gone mad ... 
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Last Post: 06/12/2014 at 09:27

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
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