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Latest posts by Outdoor girl

Biennial / Perennial growing from seed

Posted: 30/05/2014 at 08:53

I grew monarda didyma  last year and was so pleased that I'm growing some more. Last year's have come up again too! They have lovely exotic flowers and bees love them - I think they are called bee balm too. Dead easy to grow.

Mr Fothergills Seeds

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 20:20

Soak parsnip seeds on kitchen paper and after a few days, some will germinate. Use tweezers to sow them carefully into pots of seed compost. Think I read this on here somewhere. 

Talkback: Moving bumblebee nests

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 08:51

Your local swarm liaison may be prepared to move the nest for a small fee. Look at the BBKA website, find the swarm section at the bottom of the page and enter your postcode. A list of volunteers should come up.  

Can anyone help identify these plants?

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 19:39

Is no 2 a choisya? Can't help with no 1

Copper for deterring slugs

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 14:20

I have been using strips of copper cut from an old water tank and bent round into a circle. So far it seems to have worked. I was told to make sure that the plant did not bridge the copper ring and that the slugs could not crawl underneath.

verbena bonariensis seeds

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 08:48

They should flower this year but not until later. Very often mine succumb to the under gardener's over enthusiastic weeding ... so they fail to survive! I re-sow every year and they always flower.

Pale yellow or lemon plants

Posted: 14/05/2014 at 09:18

Lemon balm? I have a yellow leaved variety in the garden which looks lovely. The flowers are quite small though and white.

imposters?

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 15:25

They could be! Especially if the previous owner dug them up and left a small piece behind. With such a mild winter, it looks like it has survived and grown on.

Friend or Foe

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 20:29

They look a bit like the young plants of rosebay willow herb. Some consider it a weed!

Growing meconopsis

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 09:47

I am quite jealous of his success! So far about 20 have grown into small plants. I suspect they are headed for the cool bed behind the garage!

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