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What have you learnt this year in the garden?

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 20:34

As a beginner gardener my lesson has been "just chuck the seeds in the bed and be done with the faffing". This winter I lovingly attempted to nurture verbena bonaris seeds.  I managed to plant out 8 of the seedlings which keep being nibbled.  They haven't really taken off.

I had some seeds left over so about a month ago I thought what the hey, I'll just scatter then in the bed next to the seedlings.  These produced many more plantlets that look stronger than mine and are catching up!

 

Lost garden tools

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:22

Fairygirl you have made my day, I am always trekking back and forth to the shed for forgotten tools..... I had a spare carrier like yours which I loaded up and toted around the garden today.  Thank you for saving me the many trudged miles, swearing under my breathe, that will no longer be trod 

Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:48

Great thank you, I have no patience but also I am tightfisted so don't want to buy more!  I bought 6 seeds for a fiver.....

Globe thistle (echinops bannaticus) sowing seeds now?

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 18:38

I have bought some seed today, it says on the packet to sow in May but we are a couple of weeks behind the UK here.  I guess the worst that will happen is that the seeds won't germinate.  

Do seeds care that much about when they are sown?  Should I just be patient and sow them a bit later?  

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:29

Thank you!  I grew them from seed for the first time ever so I am a bit over-protective of them 

Courgette problem?

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:26

My courgette has silvery colouration on the leaves, is this normal or does it have a disease?

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:19

I don't know which one this is but it is beautiful

 

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Mystery unruly rose

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:11

Taken from the back 

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Mystery unruly rose

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 21:04

I have inherited a rose bush, I think it is really pretty but I am not sure what to do with it.  It is at the front of the border and is quite floppy!  I wonder if it is actually a climber but I don't know how to tell the difference.

I have randomly stuck a bamboo pole in the middle of it to try and control it a little. Does anyone recognise it and/or can advise me how to improve how it looks.  

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Wildflower ID please

Posted: 07/05/2014 at 23:58

You can buy it in the supermarket here in Denmark, in pots along with parsley, coriander and the other usual herbs in the fruit and veg section. 

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