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Latest posts by SweetPea93

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:08

I have an allotment so anything I can pop in there! This year we've only had chance to grow a couple of things here and there. It's been a learning curve these past 6 months!

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:02

I had to google!

I have a very small patch of a garden, from what I read quickly it wouldn't be too happy in a pot? I had some very standard SPs this year, which weren't overly successful I have to say but for a few pennies I'm not surprised, I'd love to try again next year though! But I am almost entirely limited to pots. nothing seems to thrive in our borders

Seed Exchange

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:55

Sweet Peas are on my wish list, as are veggies. I don't think i'll have too much to offer in return, but I will hopefully have some black velvet petunia seeds at some point in the future! I love them but understand they aren't to everyone's taste!

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:42
And the orange with the buds is seemingly called crown princess margereta

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:41
Ah I have my camera to hand t white flowers are philadelphus innocence and the purple blue rose is called Rosa Blue for You. It was so unusual in the flesh. Almost ultra violet.

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 12:37
Yarrow if you can wait till the evening I tool photos of the labels with the names of the plants. That's one of the things I really loved about the place all the plants have little signs with the Latin and common name. I love the pink rose which I distinctly remember being called a Shropshire lad. I loved the white dog rose looking plant they were huge like cherry blossom trees. I've forgotten the name but do have a photo of the tag.

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 21:13
It's scorching over here in Worcestershire!

Spetchley Park Gardens

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 19:27

It's been quite a while since I went to a big stately home, with gardens! What I loved about Spetchley park was how parts of it had been left to the wilderness, and the kitchen garden incorporated vegetables and fruit planted alongside beautiful flowers. Though I loved the pathways filled with roses and the Rose lawn, just like the Red Queen's from Alice in Wonderland.

I took some photos, I hope I can share them with you as I don't know what most of them are!

 

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Cats fouling our garden

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 12:42

In my experience cats really love lavender, I have four, worked with cat rescues etc. I have used lots of citrus peelings and coffee granules, as well as a product called getoff I believe, it's meant to be safe and none toxic, but I've not used it since a lost cat called my front garden home for a few days while we traced the owner.

Garden friends

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 18:23

Fishy!! Tut tut

Discussions started by SweetPea93

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

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dog rosehips collecting

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Celosia

Thoughts 
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Weed or Veg IDs from my allotment!

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Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 22:20

Spetchley Park Gardens

Took a lovely daytrip 
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Last Post: 21/06/2014 at 12:42

GW live. What to expect?

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Last Post: 06/06/2014 at 09:06

flowering plant ID, but no flowers, just a bulb!

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Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 12:13

After a cruddy day, came some sunshine

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Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 13:54

Rhubarb

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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 12:32

The challenges of a smaller than average garden

No room left at the inn! 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 19:17

Marigolds looking... well weird

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Last Post: 31/05/2014 at 07:42

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

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Last Post: 30/05/2014 at 23:14

Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Sourcing bits of bobs for your little piece of heaven 
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Last Post: 23/06/2014 at 14:11

Plants IDs please!

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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 23:18

New favourite plants

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Last Post: 25/05/2014 at 18:21
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