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Garden Gallery

Posted: 01/07/2012 at 10:27

I'm new here and have just spent far too long looking at all these lovley photos when I should be outside weeding my raspberries..however...before I go, I'd like to share this...


This is a petunia grandiflora from last year. It was T&M F1 seed, and one plant yielded over 100 blooms at one point. This year I am trying Kings seeds. They are doing ok, but no pics as the wind had battered a lot of them and they sre shredded to ribbons.




sowing seeds

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 14:26

It's been so wet that the slugs are winning..they ate every single dahlia they could find..before moving on to the brassicas...and yes, I did put collars on every single one (the plants, not the slugs...).  They even crawled up the sides of some very rough planked raised beds and bunjee jumped onto the tomatoes....I swear it's true.....


I'd try sowing the seed again.Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Help - Aubergines & Peppers

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 14:18

My peppers are a bit stunted this year, I've been thinking it may have been a bit cold for them. They've only just got buds on them, so I've potted them on and given them a good feed, and it'sbeen much warmer here the last few days, so perhaps they'll catch up a bit.

What Am I

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 14:13

Thank you!


here goes....it's a bit blurry, I'm afraid..






What Am I

Posted: 29/06/2012 at 14:02

I've seen a bee fly. We had one near our pond. I had to go and look it up, I'd never seen one before.

I' am new here, so if anyone can tell me how to post a photo, I think I've got one somewhere.



Posted: 29/06/2012 at 13:59

We have a dreadful ant problem here, the soil is sandy and ants and their nests are just a fact of life. For the most part, we have to ignore them, unless they are invading the roots of something. We have 10 compost bins, and many of those get nests. Again, we leave then be, they swarm eventually, and a side 'benefit' is they do make the compost nice and fine! I do leave the lids off too, sometimes, and let the birds pick them off.

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