Rob Stevens

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can nasturtium plants go out in the garden yet ?

Posted: 08/05/2012 at 14:35

I planted mine as seeds and they're all starting to come up, so I hope so!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 23:06

@Wintersong - Your garden looks lovely. That size bed to fill up should be fun Wish I had that much space - my ideas for planting always seem to outmatch the space to do it

Dry morning here, so I mananged to get the last of my veggie beds dug over. It was (again) very overgrown and very clay-ie so lots of compost and sand dug in. Courgettes will be going in there in a couple of weeks.

@Gardeningfantic - I'll send you a message with my address now. Thanks again

Save our bees

Posted: 07/05/2012 at 00:05

Signed. Shame no notice was taken of the original petition.

think of the blackbirds Monty !

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 23:57

We have a house sparrow nesting in the eaves at the back of the house and quite regularly get coal tits, wagtails and starlings in the garden. Oh, and the stoopid woodpigeon, stoopiding about

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Posted: 06/05/2012 at 23:51
Wintersong wrote (see)

Well done Rob! It looks very promising and beautifully dug.

Thanks Given how much I'm aching now, I suspect I'm really going to feel it tomorrow!

May In Your Garden

Posted: 06/05/2012 at 21:55

My afternoons endeavours:

Seriously overgrown bed dug over with compost and sharp sand. Digitalis, Saxifrage and Hostas planted. Quite pleased with my efforts and can't wait to see it once it's grown in a bit

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Posted: 06/05/2012 at 11:16

@gardeningfantic - Yes please, that would be fantastic! The only thing I've got to offer in return at the moment is a few nasturtium seeds if you're interested? Shall I PM you my address?

BTW, how do you go about harvesting seeds? I've got a few things coming up that I wouldn't mind trying it with. Some seeds from my aquilegias and digitalis would be nice.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:53

The cowslips, not the swans

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Posted: 05/05/2012 at 21:48

Weird day for weather - hale earlier on, then... SUN! And it stayed sunny enough to dry the lawn out enough to mow, which it really needed. Also started digging out the last overgrown bed in the garden which I'm going to use for the courgettes I've got in the coldframe. A productive afternoon

@Wintersong, thanks for the staking tip, I'll probably try that with the digitalis when they go in.

Also, I went for wander earlier and saw a swan sitting on her eggs, and loads of wild Cowslips. I want some in my garden now.

May In Your Garden

Posted: 04/05/2012 at 22:06

@Wintersong - Thanks for the advice. I have staked the delphiniums, but I wasn't entirely sure what I was doing so at the moment they're loosely tied to canes with the twine in a figure 8 to form a buffer. They seem to be surviving the wind so far (touch wood!) but any suggestions on improving this are gratefully received. What do you mean by a loose frame?

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