Rob Stevens

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Talkback: Using green tomatoes

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 09:17

I used this recipe for my leftovers and am pleased to report that the result is very tasty. One to do again!

Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 12:00

It looks lovely.

My suggestion would be to propagate from exisiting plants as much as possible. It's very satisfying, helps offset the amount you spend, and repeat plantings around the garden always looks great.

Hardy Geranium - Propogation

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:23

I've had hardy Geraniums that have taken from bits of woody stem pulled off one pland and just stuck in the ground. They are extremely hard to kill!

August in your garden...

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 12:20

@Gardeningfantic, I agree, those Rudbeckias are lovely. I'm hoping the show isn't quite over yet - a few more weeks surely!

@Hollie-Hock - Thanks, I'm particularly pleased with that one. It's definately one of the more developed looking bits of the garden.

@Inkadog - The Lilies look great. Mine have only just started opening up. They're orientals and they smell fab.

August in your garden...

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 13:37

@Gary Hobson and @Holie-Hock - some beautiful flowers there. Love the Heleniums!

August in your garden...

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 13:34

Hi all. I've not been on here for a while (combination of traipsing around the country and it actually being nice enought to be in the garden! ), so I hope everyone is well. My garden has absolutely rocketed in the last couple of weeks with the warmth. Will be doing a photo update on my blog in the next couple of days, but here are a few of the best.

 The view from the back door

 The view in the other direction

 Monstrous Nicotinana (allegedly lime green, but not really, smells divine), Dwarf Sunbflowers, Bidens (smells like honey) and Oxalis

 Lavatera, Crocosmia X Crocosmiflora (I think), and Hydrangea

 The more recently planted replacement for the veg bed (aka swimming pool...)

 And last, but certainly not least, Nigella. My new favourite flower.

shade loving plants

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 22:05

I have a couple of shady borders and tend to look here for ideas.

July in the garden!!

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 22:03

I've just discovered three random plants flowering. Can anyone identify? Should I nurture, or start frantically digging out..?


 Sorry for the crap picture here - the camera refused to focus on the flower..

 I can't find any of them in my wildflowers book, so am a bit puzzled... They may be remenants from gardeners past.

On the subject of stuff flowering, my nasturtiums have burst out in the last couple of days


nicotiana alata

Posted: 03/07/2012 at 09:08
Mine has huge leaves and is starting to put up stalks. I hadn't realised how big they were going to get!

July in the garden!!

Posted: 02/07/2012 at 22:45
@Gardeningfantic, Thanks! The garden was lovely, really enjoyed it.

@quercus, I've just applied nematodes, got sick of the infestation. An entire tray of. Cosmos seedlings gone!
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