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Plant or weed?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 15:29

Thank you, I didn't want to be fooled with, "but it's so,pretty, it can't be a weed."

Now you've said, I have seen the ones with yellow flowers and dark brownish leaves elsewhere, in neighbours garden I think. 

I might jus have it in a pot.

Plant or weed?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 15:23

Would that be something that could over run a boarder? 

it's growing in a shady area of my garden, which I'm growing hosta, ferns and Christmas box.

Plant or weed?

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 15:04

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/54416.jpg?width=387&height=350&mode=max

Sorry this has uploaded sideways. I think it's an iPad thing, because when ever I upload a picture to any forum, this always happens. 

 

Anyhow, does anyone know what this plant (or weed) is?

It's nothing I've brought into the garden and seems to have come in on the wind. 

I would like to keep it and thinking of carefully potting it up

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

Growing Tomatoes in Pots

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:36

Great youtube videos, loads of tips I'm picking up. I'm going to change how I loop the twine round the canes from now on. 

I've been trying to grow tomatoes for the past few seasons. I have lovely healthy plants, but I never seem to have many flowers and hence tomatoes.  Think I understand now about picking the side shots off. So hopefully, I'll have a better year this year.

I noticed your 10 litre pots look taller than the 10 litre pots I have (obviously different diameters and height), are the tall pots much better for tomato growing?

Tomato growbags

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 14:49

Thank you for the replies and the information on planting them up to their first set of leaves Dovefromabove.

Tomato growbags

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 12:36

I'm about to put my tomato plants into large pots soon. To grow tomato plants well, do you need the soil from a tomato growbag or is a mult-purpose compost just as good?

Many thanks, Tina

 

Dreaded Dandelions

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:59

Hello

I have a similar problem, but its a neighbours garden. They rarely cut the grass and have loads of dandelions, but when they do cut the grass, all the dandelion matter goes up into the air and then settles in my garden. 

Cutting your lawn regularly keeps the lawn weeds at bay, but I also paint the dandelion leaves with glyphosate. The one I bought had a little brush on the underside of the lid. 

New garden

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:51

What lovely views you have from your garden. I'm green with envy 

Planting Decisions

Posted: 09/11/2013 at 08:49

I think you have made a great plan and I'm sure you're garden is going to look great. It's hard to imagine how it will all look, but that is part of the fun.

When your plants arrive, you can position them around the garden while still in their pots and see how it looks, and when you think you have the look that you are after, plant away.

Just make sure you know the finale potential height of each plant, so you can decide where in the boarder it should sit (front or towards the back); remember some plants are fast/slow growing, so your design will take a few years to look how you intended; and even if you have planted everything and 6 to 12 months later you think.."that's not working out there.." you can dig up plants and move them (maybe the next year they may not flower as well for exampe, but they will recover).

Good luck, but I love you plan and I think you are off to a great start.

Composting Leaves

Posted: 08/11/2013 at 16:02

I do the same as gardening granny.

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