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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

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.

Help with cucumbers

Posted: 09/07/2014 at 21:58

My crystal lemon cucumbers are not setting fruit. They are in full sun from late morning and watered daily.  There are lots of flowers on the plants and  bees to pollinate. What am I doing wrong?

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:15

Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners hand cream. Pricey but worth it.

Discussions started by Outdoor girl

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

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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