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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 19:05

Tootles, well, on your border, lupins could be middle or front.  For me they quickly make large tallish plants....a metre and a half tall and thick spikes of flowers. Depends on colour too.  Yellow lupins with veronicas, blue lupins with red penstemons, white lupins with red heucheras.,red lupins with festucas, etc. etc.  

If your soil is neutral to alkaline spray with epsom salts in spring....enough to ward off slight chlorosis 

Use of Vermiculite / Perlite

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:56

GWRS, I use perlite mixed 50/50 with mpc for seed sowing and for cuttings.

Bay bush removal

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:04

Or simply prune and shape it Lou 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:03

I think Lou hinted it's her birthday tomorrow 

Gardeners World returns 4th March 2016

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:02

Agree with you Hosta....Monty does push it that chemicals are not an option.  With as much compost as he has a really heavy twice yearly mulch is easy for him to control his  weeds.  

Mind you I listened to a recording of GQT over the weekend and it is clearly a "no" from the panel to using chemicals in the garden.  I disagreed with the panel about one issue where I had successfully used a chemical to control wild garlic.

 I think time will come when many of our commonplace air sprays, furniture polish even washing up liquid could be banned.  That really will make our lives different 

Plant Supports for Perennials

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:22

Monty's easy make cheapos folks     Sorry Judge 

Lilies Frosted

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:21

Maybe not JCEC1.  Just wait n see    Are they in heavy soil?  

HELLO FORKERS! part two

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:19

Damp day....drizzle never far away but very mild.  Haven't got your "cheeky wind" Hazel but prob cos I had plenty of fruit today 

as I try to do as often as possible, I checked under pots for slugs today in conservatory.  Sure enough a couple of the blighters were found.  Never a lot but one is enough to spoil a young plant.

Buffoon Boris has come out for the "leave" camp....he happens to be on the right side but for his own personal agenda.  He is the blond equivalent of Denis the Menace in the tv cartoon 

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY....PART TWO

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:09

Your birthday Hazel?  Have a great day 

Plant Supports for Perennials

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 16:07

Just go online and see Monty make his own supports....easy 

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He's a notty boy !

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Thought for Lyn

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Brrrrrrrrrrr

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More haste.......

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HAVE COMPOST SUPPLIERS UPPED THEIR GAME THIS YEAR.

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Campaign to save the pain of.....

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Value or not?

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Go large or divide again....

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What the hellebores is going on?

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DRAT, NOT AGAIN

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Robins holding up business

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Plants for heavy clay soil

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Storm names!

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IS THAT ALL YOU GOT JAKE.

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