Rob Stevens

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June in Your Garden!

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 18:40

I tend to pounce on the lawn whenever we have a dry few days, otherwise it gets out of hand really quickly. I also have to keep an eye on grass growing in the borders after a wet spell. Given how overgrown the borders were when I started, I suspect I've got a while to go before that's sorted.

What to plant around vegetablble patch?

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 14:48

I've been doing some lookining into companion planting - if you look on google you'll be able to find lists of plants that benefit from being planted close to each other. Apparently things like African Marigold and Nasturtium are good to plant near veg crops. The Marigold does something to deter pests (scent based I think), and the Nasturtium acts as a sacrifical diversion.

Autumn sown sweet peas

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 11:41
I'm a recent convert to gardening with sweetpeas being one of my first things grown. Mine are bushing out nicely, but going a bit slowly from the sounds of things here. They were sown in February and it's been particularly cold this spring, so no surprise really! Some lovely pictures here. Will post some of mine when there's something to show.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 13/06/2012 at 11:22
Some lovely pictures. Particularly loving @LeadFarmer and @Wintersong's climbers.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 09/06/2012 at 18:53

I've managed to do a bit of potting up today between deluges. Really frustrating as I can see blue sky from my front window, but it's p*$$*ng it down over my house. Veg patch once again looks like a swimming pool just as beetroots were getting to a decent size 

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 23:28

 One of my Aquilegias, one of my favourite plants. Have posted more pics.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 06/06/2012 at 22:37

@figrat - Lovely! My Foxgloves and Delphiniums are just starting to come out. Should be lovely!

I planted out my tomatoes and peppers today. Hope it wasn't too early, but they were getting too huge for the bedroom window ledge.


Posted: 05/06/2012 at 12:34
Did you chop it right down the first spring after planting? I'm growing some at the mo and I've read that it needs doing to get them to bush out. About 30cm from the ground apparently.

Brunnera Jack Frost

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 12:32
Aren't they supposed to keep the leaves going until late on? I read that when flowering is over then the leaves take over and get bigger. The leaves on them are beautiful, so I'd welcome masses of them. I only planted mine this spring, so still fairly tame.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 10:35

Wow, some beautiful stuff going on! The best thing in our garden at the moment is definately the Anemones and the Aquilegias (pictures here). Spenta lovely day out there yesterday just lounging around in the sun with the boy. Was lovely. Hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend!

Discussions started by Rob Stevens

Plant ID Help Please

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Building a Compost Heap

Should I line it? 
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Name that plant!

A fun game for all... 
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Festuca Glauca (Elijah Blue) - Remove Seed Heads

Is it OK? 
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Tasty things

Using what you grow or forage 
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