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Celosia

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:08

Is it terribly gharish of me to adore this crazy looking plant? I bought a load reduced the other day to cheer up my very spring orientated young garden, and I think they are fantastic. They don't seem to available in seed form in the shops, though saw it online on T&M, have others grown from seed?

I can envision it with red hot pokers and small marigolds at the back of the new garden.

dahlias dahling

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:01

I don't have photos, but the dahlias I grew from seed have absolutely taken over our tiny borders, they're blimming huge and blooming everywhere!

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 11:55

Well, I suppose this ties in to why I've not been here at all lately. I've been given the great task of finding somewhere new to live after the landlord decided it was time to sell up and uproot us from our home, and the little garden we loved and put a lot of money into.... Hit us hard, and was time consuming finding somewhere to live that was affordable, within proximity to the allotment, which sadly fell the the wasteside (is that the right turn of phrase) the past month and is just a bunch of weeds, and our potatoes were rotten, broad beans ruined with rust... ho hum.

Long story short we've hopefully secured somewhere for the end of next month, it just feels so unfair to leave where we love, and pay a fortune to go so he makes himself a sweet little profit... Business heh? I can't begrudge him selling his own property, but it hasn't half ruined the best time of the summer for me, sent my anxiety rocketing with strangers coming to the house every day to fix things we were promised would have been sorted when we moved in.

We'd waited a year for the damp to be fixed, we finally got it sorted, the next day he comes around to say sorry but he's selling. It's one way to make you feel worthless and undervalued isn't it?

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:52

No it's ok! I think we will just pull everything up that looks remotely weed-like. We left it for a week or so while we had some 'us' time away from gardening, and they've swamped the lettuces we had sewn, it won't take much to weed it all and sew some more and be a tad more vigilant! The front garden is pretty much taken up with broccoli in little pots too, so maybe we'll put them in there instead. The world is our oyster as they say!

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:10

Asked the OH who did some weeding the other day and confirmed they had quite thick white roots. Bah. What a shame!

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:09

The last time beans would have been grown on it would have been 5/6 years ago, unless they were dumped on it last summer maybe - it was an ignored plot for several years, and used as a fly tipping spot for two years. We dug up half a car engine last month!

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:05

How disheartening, to rid the soil of bramble roots that had taken over to replace it with bindweed.

Even with it being a young plant will there be thick roots already? There was no bindweed when we started work on it, just lots of very established brambles, 5 years worth of growth!

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:03

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On reflection the third does look terribly like this bindweed seedling.

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 21:00

fidget, I wondered if the first was a parsnip/carrot great minds 3rd I was hopeful for a bean of sorts as it's cropped up a lot, and I dug up a couple of beans when we were digging over the land. What would you recommend? I don't want to leave it in case it's bindweed, should I dig it up, try and contain it for a couple of weeks and see what happens?

 

Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 20:58

Unusual that it's a geranium as I've seen none in the allotments, it's a sentimental plant for me and my family

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