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Is This Honey Fungus?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:17

No expert but just relax NGCARDS.  Leave them or knock them off.  Clearly soil is humous rich there 

Runner beans

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:13

Very late this year, different variety...painted lady....but now picking tasty beans

Plenty of compost in the trench, good moisture once growth is vigorous (or at this time of year water to encourage growth) and the occasional water spray as well as a good sunny, sheltered spot should produce good crops

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:45

this is summer sky with echinacea  backed by dahlia.  helenium on right yet to open fully

all the agastaches have scented foliage and all different

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52550.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:42

raspberry summer

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52548.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 11:40

just grabbed a cuppa and overwhelmed by the wonderful scent of

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52547.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

heliotrope here...grow it where you sit folks 

as promised a couple of agastaches in this bit.

black adder here

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:03

Lesley, it is a lovely plant.  Bought one for a friend too at the time amd hers is great.  To be honest, I think this variety needs dry comditions and full sun. 

problems growing echinacea

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:00

Cheshunt compound was the solution to damping off but now unavailable.  

Fewer seedlings, plenty of ventilation, good light and careful watering can avoid damping off.  Clean trays and pots too and fresh compost.  Added perlite too helps in my opinion.  

Check for tiny slugs though.....it's the year of the slug/snail....under your trays.  

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:52

Shaun, looks good.  What plants do you have in mind?  Veg?  Ornamentals?  

Outrageous sexism!!!!!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:49

I identify with your footwear issue Dove.  I found myself walking in circles yesterday but then realised I had my wellingtons on wrong feet.  So relieved   

Live and learn, don't we?  I painted a big L on right boot and a big R on left boot so will never make that mistake again 

..........I'll get my coat shall I?  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 08:42

You paint a lovey picture there Stacey......agapanthus and paddling pool.  

Morning everybody.  Good weather again this morning. 

Will pop into GC soon to return a poorly geranium.  Bought last year it has never exactly thrived ....pink spice......and is increasingly deteriorating.  5 year warranty so change for something else.  Wasn't cheap so expect it to give good value.  Expecting a difference of opinion there but I will win out 

Well, still alive and kicking after my comment yesterday  (tongue in cheek) on the sexism thread.  

Impatient for dahlia twynings after eight to flower.  It stands next to helenium which is opening nicely now and they look pretty good together.  I'm sure, come the weekend, the dahlia will be flowering ........

Heatwave on its way folks..........

 

 

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