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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.


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.


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. 

what plant is this

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 16:55

Could someone tell me what this lovely plant. It grows all over Öland., Sweden.


Selfseeded Wallflowers

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:58

That did not work


Selfseeded Wallflowers

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 21:42

Is there a way to make it enlargable?

I hope it is. I quite like the wallflowers I have had.

Self seeded honeysuckle Flowers!!!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:43

Ha hahah

Self seeded honeysuckle Flowers!!!

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 20:06

I am 

i'm glad to also tell that she is still alive but the original honeysuckle is gone since many years. No one knows what happened to it. It just gone one year.

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