Outdoor girl


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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!

Snowberry advice needed

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:05

Thank you, Nut. I'll try that in a few weeks when the berries look a bit old! It is quite pretty and the bees love it.

Snowberry advice needed

Posted: 24/08/2014 at 22:49

We have an old, spreading snowberry bush in full sun. It seems healthy and has flowers at the end of its branches, but not down the stems.  Another, younger bush has flowers in the leaf joints down the stems. Should we cut back the old bush drastically to encourage more flowers? The old bush has suckers, should they be allowed to grow or be cut out? I was under the impression that suckers take energy from the parent plant. This is a bit complicated!  I hope someone knows! Ultimately we want more flowers on the old bush. 

Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 14:33

Comfrey is a great garden plant. The flowers are loved by bees; the leaves make brilliant plant food and are excellent in the compost heap. I once made a soothing cream from the leaves for bumps and grazes, just for my grandchildren. I wouldn't be without it. I suppose we are all different.

Lots of new plants to learn about

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 22:21

The euphorbia has bright acid yellow flowers in the spring and then spreads like mad! I have just dug up a bucket load; it had tiny red roots. It will be back next year but I just don't want it everywhere.

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 10:24

We had bees in the garden. Our garden was just a lot of scruffy grass and no flowers. I thought gardening was mowing the grass, sometimes. Then I realised that perhaps it would be kind to grow something for the bees. The grass is even scruffier but at least there are lots of flower beds now and even a few veg. I love being outside & having bees around me.

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 19:25

Spoke too soon - the wind has destroyed my beans. Huge gusts this afternoon gradually destroyed the frame and dumped them onto my leeks. Fed up.

Are you finding this is a poor season?

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 09:02

Potatoes & apples are poor but everything else is doing very well. I am thrilled with the way everything has grown so well, especially runner beans, tomatoes & cucumbers. About to plant my winter cabbages and kale.

Got Big Courgettes. Recipes, please!

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 20:50

Courgette cake is lovely - tastes much better than it sounds.  Recipe here

http://www.mykitchentable.co.uk/index.php/2010/12/mary-berry-courgette-loaves/

It's ok to use all plain flour

 

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

What plants should I be feeding now?

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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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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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Munched broadbeans

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Growing meconopsis

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Gardening with the enemy

And I don't mean slugs & snails! 
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What do you do with grass clippings?

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Mice!

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

Supa Drippa taps

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Planting Nerines

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No Aconites yet

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

Bedding plants seedlings already!

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