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cottage garden

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:45

Susie, they need alkaline soil.  Good drainage with reasonable soil quality.  Sunshine too.  Don't crowd them either. 

I suggest you test your soil......if acid pinks won't like that. 

If soil is suitable try growing them to reasonable size before planting out.  A bed of pinks .....which I did once....is great for cut flowers and loads of scent.

Rhubarb pests

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:39

Looks like slug damage to me. Ay a visit ater with a torch.  Bet you see a big fat slug 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:34

Yes that's fine 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 20:02

Pines are very acidic so BT different.  Would still use as a mulch around,blueberries, Rhodos, etc

Wouldnt burn Bekkie.  Keep until the winter then use.  However. You could use them now and add sulphate of ammonia ....perhaps for lettuce, etc.  I have dome this around gooseberries 

Bark wood chippings from sawmill - is it a problem mulch/ weed cover

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:32

Those woodchippings...and sawdust....take nitrogen from the soil as they rot down so not good during the summer months.  Use as a mulch in autumn though and add fertilser early next spring.

Just check though, as Dove says, about any wood treatment ....if treated don't  use it.  Otherwise a nice thick mulch over winter is good.   

Gazanias

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:26

Deadhead for repeat flowers.  Simples 

(cut flower stems to base not just pinch off flowers)

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:24

A picture will clarify purpletrace.  My money is on cyclamen 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 19:17

Hot, hot hot today.  

I think the Wimbledon champion will either be federer or djokovic 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 17:44

and this is summer glow.  only just opening really and I think now I should have taken this from other side. In reality this is a delightful plant

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51777.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 17:39

a couple of my agastaches as promised.  this is blue boa.  It will flower ever more impressively as summer progresses

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/51774.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Discussions started by Verdun

Clocks go forward tonight

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Impressions of the posters here

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Why am I so special,to,the forum?

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Buddleia buzz doing the bizness

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Need to encourage more slugs into the garden

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Verdict....your new plants this year

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Gaillardias ......who grows 'em?

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It's my birthday

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Roasting

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They're bossing it now........

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Love your garden

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grasses

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hardy geraniums pictures

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Is mahonia invasive?

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Blue foliage

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