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Sprig's Garden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 19:30

I know, I was out this morning looking for a sprinkler so I could give it a good soaking once in a while if it was really dry but luckily the rain has done the job for me.

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 18:51







Well again I am struggling to integrate pics and words so you are getting all the pics up front then another update from me.

Well I don't think we have had any rain at all in the last month and everything is very dry. I don't water anything once it is in the flower bed so I am very grateful that it is now raining outside, although not very heavily so I may well still need to water pots in the morning.

You will see that everything has grown a lot. I missed taking pics of the garden when it was at its best so far, a week or so ago. There were lots and lots of poppies but most of them have dropped their petals now. The new flower bed I think has its best to come but I the other one by the wall may look a bit bare for a month or so now as the annuals I have been filling gaps with pad out. Also as I want to take seed from as many plants as possible all the lupins etc are going to sit there looking scruffy now until the seed pods dry out.

These pelargoniums in the pots were out first ever attempt at cutting so very pleased with them. I struggled to find the trailing lobelia I wanted though. I was after a mid-blue and I have some lighter ones as in the pic and some darker ones but did not quite get the shade I wanted. Might try and find some seed for next year.

The irises are a Pound Sop purchase and I am very pleased with them. I also had a lot of their gladioli so I am looking forward to them making an appearance.



Posted: 14/06/2014 at 21:03

Such a useful thread. I will definitely be giving this a go. They do seem disproportionately expensive to buy.

ID help please

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 20:35

I don't know, but it is very pretty. Is it a shrub or a ground cover type plant? It is difficult to tell from the pic.

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:27

Thanks Hostafan and Verdun. I love gardening. Things change so quickly, especially at this time of year. Good for impatient people like me!

Sprig's Garden

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:53


Time for an update. I have been busy (working, not gardening, unfortunately) so not much is new but of course everything has grown. I still have a patio full of annual seedlings that are now well grown and they are being used to fill gaps as I need them.

Pics for everyone, the light was fading a bit by the time I took these so not the best pics but you get the idea (and I can't get the wording to stay above the pics so sorry it is a bit confusing to look at). As ever, click on the pics to make them bigger, you can't see it all in the small view.

 I am very pleased with how it is coming along. I think they are looking good for beds that are about 10 months and 6 months old respectively and have been done on a miniscule budget.











Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:30

I actually cross posted with Verdun so did not know I was contradicting until after the event! You will probably find your new batch of Morning Glory seeds will end up better anyway. Mine are getting so big now they are a bit unmaneagable inside, at least yours will be a sensible size when the weather is good enough to put them out.

Hardening Off Help

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 13:20

I am not sure about the rest but Morning Glory definitely can't go out yet. I put mine out in the unheated greenhouse and they have stopped growing and gone a really sad yellow colour. I have another lot that are still in the house and are growing like mad. I have since read up a bit more and apparently they do not like temperatures below 10 degrees at all. I think next time I will sow my seeds later.


Posted: 15/04/2014 at 19:57

It is looking great Bob. Looking forward to seeing how the beans get on.

My Seedlings

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 19:54

It is addictive isn't it!

Artjak - how are you getting on with Delphiniums from seed? I love them too but I have only gone as far as buying the smallest garden centre ones and potting on to grow on myself. Would love to do some from seed.

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