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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:06

So much better geumkeenongreen. ,luzula does give it variety too 

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 16:56

Andy, turning blue but it is a fierce battle with the blackbirds since they got at them last year.  Trouble is they flap around and knock off the fruits even before they are ready. 

(two weeks from June Andy??? )

Last edited: 13 May 2016 16:58:20

Growbag or multi-purpose?

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 16:33

Not sure growbags are significantly cheaper than bags of compost......there is very little compost in those growbags and they dry out very quickly. 

I prefer to use large pots instead of growbags for tomatoes and I mix a little farmyard  manure and chicken pellets with the compost.  

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 16:15

All lovely plants Andy.   Remember to keep fire n ice out of strongest sun 

netted blueberries....pesky blackbird is after them.  Don't know whether to net the peaches.  Must look into getting a fruit cage 

finished weeding veg patch and potted on new agastaches

phoar!  Phew! We were told we would hsve the hottest weather today and boy it is very hot 

Dead head

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 12:03

You have done very well goldfinch to keep it going for a few years.  They are really treated as biennials. Yes, remove faded flowers 

......the good guys

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 11:59

Order arrived today from plant of the three in poor shape.  5 minute photo call and a replacement of 3 will be sent to me.  So, another for the good guys thread. 

Ode to Today

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 11:30

Nice post to read as I sit down for an early lunch Mynx

lovely poem 

Rabbits eat all my bedding plants

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:57

Sue, not sure there are any 

perennials like hardy geraniums, astilbes, daffodils, thymes, rosemary, nepeta, santolina, and various shrubs seem to be less attractive to rabbits

trouble is bedding has soft tasty foliage and lots of flowers that rabbits love

i would go  for more perennials and shrubs and less annuals 

Modules v insitu

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:40

beechgrove are undergoing comparisons between veg grown in modules to plant out later and veg seed sown directly in the ground.

it will be interesting 

I have tried modules myself ...peas, beans, beetroot and carrots.  direct sown did far better except for beans.

so, Beechgrove's experiment will surprise me if it turns out modules are as good. We will see 

Why did Chris do that?

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:28

I see 

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