Tootles


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Looking for a nice ornamental grass

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:57

hello

i want to have a go an some ornamental grass. Not pampas grass though; a friend told me that they were a secret sign in front gardens for 'swingers parties' in the 1970s which has put me right off! Wonder if that's true?!

Anyhow, I was looking at Briza Maxima as I saw a close up photo and it looked very pretty, but when I googled it, the plants looks a bit messy. Has anyone got any ideas for a pretty grass that's manageable and makes a swishy noise in the breeze?! Thanks

Feeling sorry for myself today

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 20:20

Hope you're feeling better soon. My sister swears by a good bath with your favourite bubbles to ease a back. 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 17:09

nothing done today other than the purchase of some extra strong weed killer to blitz the flat we rent out that has been totally neglected by the last tenants. 

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:48

Oh dear! Anyone want any brocolli seedlings?! I might stick them in my gorilla garden then. 

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:59

Thanks. I have a 1m X 1m raised bed allocated for it. Will that be large enough? Do I need to do anything to it (first time having a go so sorry for all of the questions)? Does it need stakes? Covering? Anything need doing to it over winter?

thanks

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:26

Sowed Zinnia, Cosmos, peas, turnips, nasturtiums and malva seeds.

Pricked out various seedlings into pots.

Potted on a salvia cutting that has taken.

 

Planted a rose.

Put some grass seed on bare patches on the lawn.

Made a couple of mini firs into standards. 

Tidied out the outhouse. 

Picked some grubs out for the birds.

Had another go at geranium cuttings.

Make a batch of jam tarts and ate most of them throughout the day! Lovely!

Chitting spuds

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 18:09

They look great Chris172. 

Last year I waited until the last minute and got mine just as the garden centre was selling all the stragglers off. Bargain! And a really good yield. Am going to do the same again this year. 

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 17:58

Thanks Barry.  When do you think they will be ready to eat? November??

Purple sprouting broccoli

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 15:54

hello

my purple sprouting broccoli seeds have germinated in the greenhouse. Are they too small to be put straight into a raised bed outside? Should I pot them on? Thanks for any advice.


 

Vegetable beds, things you dont move, perennial veg

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:48

Chives and mint stay in the same spot. Gooseberries and blackberries too. Ooh and raspberries. 

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Looking for a nice ornamental grass

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Purple sprouting broccoli

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