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wild flowers from seed

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:48

I mentioned a while ago that I threw down some Yellow Rattle on the strip between my garden and my neighbour's last Autumn. It seems to be working in that the grass hasn't grown half as quick as my lawn. 

Any advice would be welcome. I'm thinking of sowing a short-plant wildflower mix in the Autumn after mowing and scaryfing it. Should I add some more Yellow Rattle to the mix?

Digging it over isn't an option - it's officially council land. I'm just accidentally dropping the seeds

O.T. just thought you might like this.

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:35

Stunning and moving. Thank you!

How would you describe your garden?

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:22
nutcutlet wrote (see)

something else. always just short of a wilderness this year it's tipped over. 

That about sums up my back garden. It's packed full of healthy plants - I'm not one for bare soil. I can grow them, but I wish I had a bit of designer in me. 

My front border's a bit better, in that I've now started to group plants. When I moved in the border was a foot wide. It's now 3 foot wide and growing.

My main problem is that I'm a plantaholic. If I move it will have to be a garden with a house attached

If you could have any plant / tree in your garden

Posted: 09/06/2013 at 00:10
KEF wrote (see)

Pics of both trees now posted on galllery. Mum hopes you like them as much as she does.


KEF I can't find these




Cloud pruning anyone?

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 23:53
figrat wrote (see)

I've got a feeling that heavy pruning of acers at this time of year can cause them to bleed. A great friend lost one of hers that way.

Oops  Will just have to keep my fingers crossed

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 08/06/2013 at 23:44
little-ann wrote (see)

"welsh poppy and euphorbia the tall orange one cant think of the name i spent all morning digging it out"

I'm pretty happy with the Welsh Poppy seeding all over my back garden. It's out now and is waving brightly amidst the lush green jungle of veg and fruit trees. Funny how 2 weeks ago things were just starting into life and then a bit of sun and POW!



Meconopsis delight

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 23:02

Wow! I'm impressed Gurbian. Having given up long ago in getting one to grow, I'm thinking about Meconopsis Punicea. I first saw it growing at Wisley. Has anyone grown it? Is it easier than it's blue relative?

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:53
Pennine Petal wrote (see)

Or tell men that walking along the street with their shirts off is not a good look, particularly if they have a belly hanging over the belt.

Now THAT is probably the ONE thing I hate about hot weather!

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:51
Wintersong wrote (see)

Why oh why did I build my veg plot at the end of my garden? 

Now you mention it, why do we put them at the bottom of the garden? I don't know anyone who's done the sensible thing and put it by the kitchen door.

I've found it very tedious getting home from work, and wandering round the garden with glass of wine in hand.

Though, and only a gardener would say this, I'm worried that my water butts will run out if we don't get any rain 


A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 04/06/2013 at 22:40

Bronze Fennel. If you grow it for goodness sakes don't let it seed. It's a B******r to get rid of as it has a real thug of a root.

The other one is Carex Comans Bronze. Bought one about 8 yrs ago, still pulling out the offspring.

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