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Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:23

Cool. I'll wait for them to be released and dry them indoors. 

Morning Glory Kiss of Death

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:09

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/31121.jpg?width=272&height=350&mode=max

 These two flowers entwined in a deadly embrace!

(Not sure if the link worked)

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:05

Do you just wait until they are released by the plant or do you pick them when they look like a walnut? My Empress of India is full of seeds but none looks ready exept for a couple that was lying next to the planter. Should I just wait for them to be released or pick them when they are brown?

 

Collecting Nasturtium seeds

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 21:05

Do you just wait until they are released by the plant or do you pick them when they look like a walnut? My Empress of India is full of seeds but none looks ready exept for a couple that was lying next to the planter. Should I just wait for them to be released or pick them when they are brown?

 

Green manure

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 16:16

I got a winter mix from mr Forthergill's at my local garden centre which contains crimson and broad leaf clover, Westerwolths rye grass and white tilney mustard plus some prince claus crocuses I quite like the look of. 

Green manure

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 12:10

I thought Hungarian grazing rye was really hard to work with. Digging in and such. Better google vetches as I have no idea what that is.

Green manure

Posted: 07/09/2013 at 10:34

What would you recommend for a small garden? I have previously used field beans and buckwheat. The seeds I have has run out so I thought I'd try something new.

my-dahlias-doesnt-flower

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 09:05

Thanks for your tips. No idea why I haven't had any notifications to this thread. I'll trim off the top and feed it with some worm tea and see what happens. Never had probes with earwigs before so I'll point the finger of blame on the slugs. 

Quite surprised this plant has survived three years in the ground. Thought last years rain would have killed it off like the other one.

my-dahlias-doesnt-flower

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 12:35

Hi, after last year's bad summer I thought my dahlias 'my love' wouldn't survive. Every time they popped up a shoot, the slugs were there to ravish them . This year only one has survived but no flowers. It has grown well and is of normal hight but the top looks damaged (slugs again). Has it just run out of steam from last year and need to bulk up or has the initial slug attack eaten all buds?

 

what plant is this

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 19:40

Thanks! I didn't recognise it. I'm uses to the blue one bur thw coloue and the cone like buds fooled me. I thought the pink one was very rare but all the ones I've seen here is pink. Not a blue in sight. 

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