Rob Stevens

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May In Your Garden

Posted: 12/05/2012 at 08:13

Urgh, The Child had me up at half 6 . Ah well, at least it's sunny so I can get out and do stuff when he goes down for his morning nap...

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 22:15
@Woo2 - commiserations on that! Any of it salvageable?

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 20:47

@Wintersong - Oops! Ah well, it'll be a nice surprise. What else do you have?

Just potted mine up. I thought while I was out there being the wierd guy who gardens in the rain I may as well pot on a load of dwarf sunflower seedlings too.

Really need this rain to go away though. The veg patch is starting to look like a swimming pool!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 19:19

@Wintersong  - They are Doctor Ruppel and The President. Both of them look gorgeous . I'm guessing it's going to be next year before I see any flowers though.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 16:56
Woo hoo! My 2 free T&M clematis have finally arrived! Now more gardening in the rain getting them potted up. Pam, that is also a serious amount of plants!

African Violet

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:22

I repotted mine into a larger pot with fresh compost, keep it on a windowsill which is bright but without direct sun, and water about once a week and it flowers constantly. Remember to keep deadheading it to keep it going.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 10/05/2012 at 14:10

@gardeningfantic Wow! That's a lot of stuff to go in! Very nice.

Hurling it down again here to the point of the garden re-flooding. It was just getting dried out! Went out anyway last night and put in a couple of aquilegias that the OH picked up at the plant nursery. My neighbours must think I'm insane...

May In Your Garden

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 22:55
@wintersong, for a beautiful plant like yours I totally agree, however for a Morrisons reduced section job that may or may not survive I thought it was extracting the urine somewhat... @Excitable Boy- Wow, that is steep! I'm quite lucky in that I've found a nice cheap independent nursery near us. Seems like nurseries are cheaper than actual garden centres - the one near us is also scandalously expensive.

Waterlogged border

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 22:12
Is that all of the time or just after rain? If its drainage after rain then digging in a load of compost and grit or sharp sand apparently helps. I'm trying this myself as I have quite heavy clay soil that floods when the wet stuff gets heavy.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 22:00
@Wintersong - That hellebore is lovely. I really like them. My main border in the back garden is quite damp and shady so I reckon it would be perfect. There was a reduced H. Orientalis in Morrisons today but they still wanted ??7.50 because it was in a terracotta pot. Tried explaining that I wanted the plant not the pot but they were having none of it... @Gardeningfantic - Your garden looks like it would be lovely to stroll around. Very pretty.

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Plant ID Help Please

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