Verdun


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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:58

Sorry to hear that Busy.  

Limp lettuce

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:36

Lindsay, try the torch at night method for slugs.  Pick any you see for a night or two and you will have good lettuce 

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

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 15:33

Salino.....with your new grass?  Echinaceas are good for wild gardens as well as "tidy" ones 

Outdoor girl.  Sounds excellent. In a mass like that especially. Only a girl could do that with pink 

Fidger, almost lost summer sky....a favourite and a toughie...this year.  Yes, slugs   were the reason here too.    Bit late dealing with them but now they are ready to flower again.  

Pansyface, try cutting them back.....sort of Chelsea chop?.....and allowing them to flower only when nearing the longest day thus building a good root system first is the way I thinkI

Word on the weather.........36 degrees according to my car thermometer at 2 today. Very, very hot in my walled garden .....don't worry folks if you want it cooler cos I just bought a load of ice creams and lagers.  It will rain now 

Limp lettuce

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:22

Lindsay, get them outside now. 

Only in  cooler seasons would you grow lettuce inside. 

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

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:20

Echinaceas are bossing my garden now.......they love this summer.  For summer long vibrancy in any sunny spot and perfect partnership with grasses right now echinaceas take some beating.  Doubles, singles, whites, yellows, pinks, reds, oranges etc.  A big clump of Marmalade has loads of large orange amd brown amd yellow flowers on 4' stems and already has been flowering for weeks.

Will you let echinaceas boss your garden?  

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:33

Tomsk, well you have grown a delightful dahlia there .....??ou will get more confidence as you grow more pleasing plants.  

Beau's Mum, lovely fuschias 

White delphinium looking superb now and broadway lights competing for star in the garden today. 

Weedkiller on new lawn

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 08:19

Morning labradouble

No, don't reseed just yet.....water that area really well 

You don't say what type of weedkiller.......it may also kill any reseeded grass.  Live with it for few weeks then reseed in September if necessary 

 

Talkback: Dealing with bindweed

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:51

Sounds over the top and potentially damgerous.  Not method I would use. Spraying far more effective and safer.  

Love your garden

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:26

You will love it MrsG ......and watch out for seedlings to pot up and plant out next spring.  Best In groups 

Love your garden

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 21:08

What a lot of sentimental emotion from  Alan Titchmarsh again.

Lovely programme.  Done superbly. Pure escapism .  tonight's programme was highly enjoyable

Well done Alan 

Discussions started by Verdun

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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What's your acronym? A guessing game......

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Neatness.....a swear word in the garden?

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Dahliettes.....?

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