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cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 22:11

they look like wild cow parsley in pictures B3 but in reality they are just lovely. I'll try and find the thread and bump it up as I think there were photos on there of the success stories and the not so good ones.

cut flowers

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:11

i grew my first cut flower patch this year. There is a thread about it somewhere on here. Ami majus are a must. They complement everything. 

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 21/11/2015 at 16:08

Soooooo cold here today. Nearly bought some bulbs as they are selling them off half price at our local garden centre but couldn't be bothered to wait in the long queue. A large tree has blown down in the field behind us. Feels like the first day of properly cold weather here so far this season. Love it - mostly because I love feeling cosy. 

Kohl rabi

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:56

It's really easy to grow but I stopped as I couldn't ever think of enough uses for it! 

Montys secret history of the English garden

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 07:53

Watched this yesterday and enjoyed it. Really informative and interesting. Loved Monty having a go at making those sheers. I love to see those traditional skills. 

In our thoughts

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 07:16

I know it's not gardening, but frankly it needs to be said anywhere and everywhere. 

What is the world coming to????

Waking up and shedding tears.  Such sad sad news.

In my thoughts Paris X 

Turnips and Broad Beans...

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 07:20

Morning - i planted some little turnips after an episode of Gardeners World later on in the season, on the advice of Monte. They are doing well outside in their bed, but do I need to out a clouche over them as it gets colder? There is no sign of any turnip formation yet, but the leaves look very healthy.

Also, I'm having a go at broad beans. My spring planting season were a disaster, down to the manure in the bed I think. I've had a go at Autumn sowings and they have started to show through the soil. Do I need to put a clouche over these?


Suitable climbing rose

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 21:59

I've got Claire Austin and Madam Alfred Carrier. The latter has grown very successfully of an arch. It has a strong perfume and is white. Lots of blooms. A bit of black spot though.  The  Madam Alfred is growing over the arch and this was its second year, while the Claire is the smaller slower growing one to the right of the arch in its first year....

 ....and this is two years in (with my mum underneath!) just after flowering..



Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:45

Dug out all of my plants in a flower bed around the front of the house and dug in 300litres of topsoil. Put psome of the plants back in and have put others in a temporary bed ready to donate to mum and other half's mum. Also put some in my gorilla garden. Got beaten by the light otherwise I'd still be out there. 

Had a quick soak in the bath and now waiting for tea to cook....and then strictly and Downton! 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 08/11/2015 at 17:39

Hi Granma - I 'think' I've sent you a PM message.... But do let me know if it didn't make it and I'll have another go. 

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Anyone up for a little experiment? Could be fun?

Just an idea..... 
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Love a bit on chintz! 
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