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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Morning Glory not flowering. Why?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 15:48

Lily, I too am in Hampshire and although mine flowered (eventually) the pink stripe they should have, has faded! They just look like bindweed now.  I presumed it was the heat! I'm blaming it for everything which has not worked as I wanted it to.

Saving peas for seed

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 09:00

Oh dear, I don't know what they are. I bought them at a seed day in January. They were in a brown envelope. I think they are called  'Perfection'.

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...

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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