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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 16:18

hey again BM, I'll be sad to leave here I'm sure! Kitty cats are indoor only and prefers the life of luxury being served all day and all night. I can't bare their cries so give in to food demands all the time. *sigh*

Been out into the garden for a bit to plant up a wooden fruit crate with purple flowers we got from the GC, heaven knows what they're called! There's a trailing lilac petunia, I know that much!

Moved my only carnation that grew from seed, a fantastic burgandy colour which is being strangled by another lovely surprise, from somwhere in the centre of a city were some lovely wild sweetpeas if that's such a thing, they look just like this:

http://www.flowerspictures.org/image/flowers/sweet-pea/wild-sweet-pea-flower.jpg

which considering I'd been trying to pull them unsuccessfully for a month I'm very glad I had a break and these lovely flowers came to being, even though they're climbers have well climbed up all my bedding plants unseen for what must be weeks. I've untangled what I can and made a makeshift wigwam until they stop flowering. Will seed form in pods like normal SPs? I've never encountered the wild stuff before!

I'm going to miss our garden lots, but I can't wait for the privacy of a rear garden with a proper lawn and even a flowering tree in it! I think it's got lots of potential to be a real peach of a small garden!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:56

BM it's that lovely tabby that means I've got to replace the oil cloth seat coverings, the claws split and tore them when she jumps up. Not intentional, but irritating nonetheless!

I'd love a farmhouse kitchen with blue cupboards! Our new kitchen is ultra modern and brown and chrome. It's gorgeous, but one day I'll get a lovely shaker style one. Maybe in a light grey based green, not sure I could convince the OH to baby blue for a whole kitchen the chairs were hard enough!

 http://kitchensbybroadway.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/painted-shaker-kitchens/hand-painted-shaker-kitchen-in-light-green-1b.jpg

 

 

A girl could dream eh?

 

Celosia

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:49

the yellow and red ones, which is very technical I'm sure!

http://www.jparkers.co.uk/plant-1000788/6-red-hot-poker-kniphofia/?LinkRef=F.R&gclid=CMzjt6W3vcACFdMbtAoddzQAIg#fo_c=193&fo_k=f25148dd3acc1047969f68de77e64cd1&fo_s=gplauk

that type! I saw some reduced at the same GC but had nowhere to put them, and would be very fragile to move house with I imagine! I made a log of all my flower seeds and the colours, and it's all very pink heavy, so having a sunny spot in the corner would be very appreciated I think with lots of hot colours!

Celosia

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:44

From what I can tell from seed it likes to be hot, so I might just have to be hopeful the GC sells it again next year ready grown! I've never seen it before until this year! I especially love the bright bright pink!

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:42

We have all the veg we could ever need rb, the local GC was selling all it's seeds for 50p each! We got absolutely tonnes! Thank you for the offer though Aiming to get a nice trellis for the shed and grow blue morning glory over the wall. Heaven know how long it'll take to establish. I'd like to stay there long term though, that's for sure!

Shabby Chic Anyone?

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:39

I think I rightly assume I'm quite shabby chic in my design tastes, much to the OHs distaste, he thinks it too twee and girly and despises my obsession with Cath Kidston... I'll see if I have any photos of my cutesy things outside of the garden...

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58158.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

 This was a horrid dark mdf type magazine rack side table thing, now it's this lovely colour and keeps my GW mags safe and has my record player living on top of it. I've also got typewriters and a kitchen table to match, the chairs are the same colour, and the table is crisp white. Not sure I've got a photo of that. The seats have strawberries on them, but they need reupholstering.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58159.png?width=610&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58160.png?width=637&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58161.png?width=632&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58162.jpg?width=320&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58163.jpg?width=960&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58164.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Garden is definitely more shabby than chic currently!

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:35

Thanks Bekkie, will try to do that, will they need lifting and replanting into new soil immediately? Is that a terrifically stupid question to ask?

Sorry for hijacking the thread somewhat

Tomatoes splitting

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:16

This has happened to ours and we wont be growing in a pot again.

Being in a part it's hard to regulate watering, with the varying temperatures of late they will contribute to split fruit. In fact most of our unripe fruits have split, and additionally got rotten bottoms due to blossom end rot.

 

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=393

Will give you more detailed info.

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Posted: 31/08/2014 at 12:12

I have no intention on leaving him any plants, even if they don't survive transporting to a pot they'll make compost and nice cut flowers, what should I do with bulbs that are still flowering, are they a sacrifice we'll have to make?

New garden is at the back of the house with a shed no less! Every cloud!

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.

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