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Latest posts by Wintersong

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 19:52

Dito to the poppy and Berghill's garden is flipping fantastic and huge! You'd lose me for weeks at a time tending to the plants. Oh the joys!

Talkback: Most hated plants

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 18:23

I've been wondering all day what plant I hate...still can't think of one...

An invitation to View June 2012

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 18:17

Fantastic garden Berghill, I especially love the paths and some of the planting including Sisyrinchium with Alliums, the Lonicera Nigra hedge and your mature ferns and hostas!

It appears to be quite a large garden and must take a lot of looking after.

An invitation to View June 2012

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 18:01

Ooooh garden photos. Runs off to nose

Thankyou for sharing Berghill

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 02/06/2012 at 10:49

Gorgeous garden Inkadog, thank you for sharing

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 23:13

I got greenfly on a rescue plant whilst it was being cosseted on my windowsill and after many days worth of endlessly rubbing off the offenders I've come to the conclusion that they must have over wintered in the soil?

Anyways, tonight I found a ladybird larvae on my bathroom floor and promptly dispatched it onto my suffering plant with the greatest satisfaction.  

seeds not germinated

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 22:58

in my experience, seedlings and any propagated material generally needs shade, light moisture and good air circulation. Any amount of strong light will surely harm very delicate new growth from harsh rays if not dried out compost.

seeds not germinated

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 22:27

All my seeds were started late around April time barring my Leeks which were sown directly outside one day later than the recommended sowing time on the packet on 1st May.

I've been lazy with annuals this year but I have raised Corriander, Basil, Cobea, Sweetcorn, Beetroot, Leek, Candula and lettuce indoors as well as propagated basal stem cuttings and cuttings garden phlox, alpine phlox and penstemons none of which have had any special treatment besides my windowsill and a spray mister for watering. I covered the basil with a lid until they germinated, then took it off.

If there's one thing I've learnt about seeds, is don't get them too wet, less is more for tiny seedlings.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 22:11

Thay sort of blanket cloud that blocks the sun but doesn't threaten rain.  Warm and windless in Kent today.

June in Your Garden!

Posted: 01/06/2012 at 21:19

@Inkadog, oh how lovely! I've never had any seedlings of berberis......yet. I should very much like some although they are reputedly slow growers so future reports on their progress will be anticipated

I'm also not especially fond of their thorns when I have to weed or prune my mature Bereberis Thunbergii atropurpurea in the front garden as I inevitably get scratched, but don't they just add such sultry elegance to a border 

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Ooh ooh so excited!

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