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My Garden

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:55

Lots of scope there Tracey....exciting?  

I too love my lawns.  

For me, I would add quality rather than quantity.  Less is more, as they say   Get plants you truly want rather than lots of fillers 

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:48

Yep, just prior to plantIng out ....maybe a week before


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:46

The garden can wait Andy...prob better for keeping off it right now.

Enjoy those shows 

blueberry and raspberry plant spacing

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:44

Perzactly Bob.  We Cornish aren't daft y'know 

They won't blow over, retain moisture better, can be netted easier, and, yes, roots are protected better.  


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:40

Dove, what are you  implying?  

You mean they are choosing to keep in the warm at the slightest sneeze instead of freezing out in the garden?   Er, ...atishoo 


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:37

Hiya Tracey

I can only do one day a week, or part day.  Have done more when needed.  It's an eye opener though.  It's amazing who can fall on hard times, albeit for a week or two, and simply need support.  

One young, decent guy there needing a temporary handout is now a volunteer and is now getting his life together.  

New to gardening and forum

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:20

Nothing better right now.....ok, maybe my hellebores, ha ha.  Been trying to get something blue to harmonise with it.  The nearest is a tall pale blue iris that just manages it.  But I  have a couple of purple stocks that are currently flowering in front at the moment.  Actually a nice mix of scent too 

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:07

Yep Munstead is good.  Hidcote too. 

I sense you won't rush too much but concentrate on getting comditions and plants right first which is good 


Posted: 21/01/2014 at 18:03

Evening folks

The foodbank was madness today.  Phew 

So keen to plant out my received plants today......some varieties of scabious including an unusual white, for me anyway, eryngium jade Frost, and couple of others.  However potted on instead.  

Cold weather coming? way folks  (just realised how this smiley looks like me    Ha ha)

Weeds-wanting to grow lavender border

Posted: 21/01/2014 at 17:55

Hiya snowyy

Yes bonemeal is organic but I would  suggest fish blood and bone fertiliser. 

Stones are ok but dig out medium to big ones.  The smaller ones add to drainage which is good for lavendar.

What variety of lavendar are you sowing seed of?  For me I would grow them on in pots until they are of reasonable size before planting out in the soil.  So, you have plenty of time to prepare your soil

You could plant out some annuals........others here are better at these than flower late spring and early summer and then plant out your lavendar in July?

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