Latest posts by Teenrbee

Bird Seed Problems

Posted: 23/07/2013 at 22:22

I vow I will never give birds niger seeds ever again!  six months on I'm still digging the stuff out of the garden.  It is a complete nightmare and I still get goldfinches with the food they are getting now.  I did think about getting a feeder with a tray attachment but they are so expensive I thought again.

Double Poppies

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 00:05

This is our first summer in our new home.  The previous owners obviously sowed some double 'peony?' poppies.  They are absolutely beautiful, can't stop admiring them, and I wonder if it's possible to collect the seed from this variety so that I can grow them next year or will I have to purchase them?  I have only seen pictures matching my variety on American websites and haven't seen them for sale by any UK companies.  Any suggestions gratefully received.

Problems with sweet peas

Posted: 19/07/2013 at 23:59

I am growing Lord Nelson (part of Sarah Raven's Venetian Mix)  and have had very varied results.  Some flowers are on stems 10-12 inches long whilst others are barely 3 inches.  I have also found that some plants are climbing well whilst others aren't very tall at all.  They were all sown and planted out at the same time.  Does anyone have any ideas what I might have done wrong?  Overall I'm really pleased with the picked flowers, they are beautiful, especially since this is the first time I've had a garden with the right conditions for growing them.

Acidanthera Murielae

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 07:25

I am growing these for the first time this year.  No signs of flower spikes yet.  I thought I read somewhere about feeding them but now can't remember where I saw it, although maybe I imagined it!  Can anyone help please, they should look so beautiful if they flower so I'd hate to mess it up and miss out this year.

Romanesco cauliflower

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 06:55

I''m growing these for the first time this year.  Sowed them in modules and then planted them out.  The plants themselves look really strong and healthy but no signs of a cauli yet.  Am I likely to be unsuccessful as other growers are obviously ready to harvest? If so I might as well dig them up and use the ground for something else if I'm not going to get anything off them.


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:59

Great.  I've got both some nice pink tones wallflowers and lovely white foxgloves so I'll get cracking this weekend.  Thanks very much.


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:47

That's fantastic, thank you.  Are there any that you've found don't work or that very much do?


Posted: 06/07/2013 at 09:05

Can anyone help.  I want to sow some biennials for next year but really don't want to direct sow as I never get good results and don't have any areas of bare soil in the right places.  I really want to sow in trays or modules to nurture and grow on for planting in autumn or next spring, will this work.  Any suggestions/help would be gratefully received.


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 06:26

On the subject of kids gardening, my son who is now 18 was always keen on growing things in the garden when he was little. When he started growing up and other things became more interesting he stopped being interested in the garden, but now we have a house with a large garden and when he's around he shows a keen interest in the garden and what we are growing and harvesting (doesn't doing any digging though!).  So what I'm saying is even if kids 'go off the boil' in the teenage years I think if an interest in the garden and growing is nurtured at a young age it stays with you for the rest of you life, and that can't be a bad thing can it?

Yellowing courgettes

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 08:12

Great, thanks for that I will give them a feed today.

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