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Greek inspiration

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:36

Ive got a small stone birdbath that has a small pump inside and bubbles water, it sounds really nice on a hot day and takes up very little room. By the way I grew the Sweet Rocket from seed its really easy and it self seeds every year.


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:21

Had a quick look  at the Brunnera Verdun and its lovely, its says tolerant of shade, the area I want to plant up is in sun for most of the day, will it be OK there.


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:16

Ooh that sounds nice Verdun, Ill have a look at it.  Bekkie's right I have been looking at that book again, I think I need to put it back on Amazon.  I'm dreading the winter as whenever it rains I end up buying more plants or seeds on the internet, if we have a heavy snow fall I'll end up bankrupt!

Just bought a few pansies today, I wanted specific colours which I couldn't get at the GC. 


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 14:27

Didn't do anything that I planned to do, but I have moved rose Golden Beauty, will just have to wait to see if it survives.  The border looks much more balanced now and I can't wait until next year to see what it all looks like.  All I have to do now is investigate what plants I can add to put a bit of spring colour in there.


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 12:38

Its quiet on here today.  Been out in the garden cutting back and clearing, having a cuppa as I'm dodging the showers.  Hoping to plant the rest of my pansies and violas and pop to GC for some potting compost.










Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 09:10

Mine finished early this year Busy, but after reading back on this site I can understand why.  They need lots of feeding and regular watering.  The water shouldnt be cold from the hose but room temperature (if you get my meaning and preferably rain water).  I was giving mine plenty of water but it was cold and straight from the hose. I also planted mine too close together.  I'm sure someone will come on here and give a time but I planted mine earlier this year so I suppose that would have an impact.


Posted: 24/09/2014 at 08:52

Hi Everyone, Lovely day here at the moment, forecast does say showers so we will have to wait and see.  Not sure about seed planting, in the cold light of day house looks awful and I dont have a clean pair of jeans to my name.  Feel a bit yuk after a busy couple of days so Ill have to wait until Ive had a couple of cups of tea before I decide where my limited energy is best spent. 

Hope your plants arrive safely Busy they should provide a lovely display. Hope you're OK Bekkie you've been a bit quiet lately, not at all like you.

I've got the same problem as you Chicky, pots still looking fairly good at the moment and reluctant to remove the plants. 


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 22:57

Night everyone, OL I'm sure things will get a bit easier as things settle down.

English Bluebells

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:30

Yes they do increase, but the speed depends on the conditiions, mine aren't in an ideal spot so its slowly, slowly.  I had Spanish Bluebells in my garden when I moved in.  As soon as they start to sprout I pull them up and have nearly got rid of all of them now.


Posted: 23/09/2014 at 21:24

Chicky those crates look really lovely.  Fidget I think tulips go at the bottom, the info I got delivered with my bulbs said 8" for tulips, 6" for daffs.  I thought I had gone mad but certainly havent ordered 300.  Mind you, that said, I reckon I must have ordered nearly 200 Alliums, on top of that I have ordered tulips, daffs, crocus, hyacinths, grape hyacinths, OK perhaps I have ordered 300.

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