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Lavatera

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 18:33

My eye sight mustn't be as good as it was,  it possibly did go a pale pink at the end of the summer but the change went unnoticed, I checked the picture which came with the plant from greenline and it looks white, must have been taken at the beginning of the summer and not the end

Lavatera

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 00:40

 My Lavatera, Barnsley has white flowers with red centre's, it's a semi evergreen shrub. Flowers June to September not had a problem yet with it self seeding.

What's special about gardening In your county?

Posted: 03/02/2013 at 00:06

Know what you mean about Christmas tree's Bunnysgarden. Drove through South Lakes and the edge of Grizdale today. Scenery is fabulous in Cumbria but it was sad to see forests with tall conifers grown tightly together and the tree's had little foilage on their bottoms even though the tree's must be as tall as houses or even taller.   

I'm in Lancashire but very close to Cumbria. Heathers and bracken grow for fun in cumbria. We have lots of rain this part of Lancashire and the county soon looks lush in the summer. It amazes me the plants people are able to grow in their gardens in Lytham St Annes on the sea front, with gale force winds coming in from the sea, often leaving drifts of sand on the roads and then there are the floods and high tides. Barnoldwick and Bacup near the Yorkshire boarder get snow even in our mildest winters but their gardens come alive in the spring.

For me it's the diversity in Lancashire that's special.    

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 23:13

David. My sweet pea, sown Sept/Oct time and in an unheated GH, are doing really well. This is the mildest winter in the last three though. The tops have been nipped off some, as they've continued to grow over winter, but the stems are bulking out and the plants survived being nipped off.  Watered them this weekend from the bottom as the compost was getting dry even though we are expecting frost this coming week and their pots may freeze they needed some water.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/02/2013 at 22:48

A nice wintery day here, a bit chilly but blue skies all the way to Ulverston and back. A quiet day, my freinds three children are all recovering from colds so after a walk round the wild life park they fell asleep on the drive back

Jo. I downsized too when the GH arrived. Newish shed has double doors which most of my tools now hang on and it has fitted shelving, everything goes in but there's little room left for extra stuff. Was thinking along the same lines I need to move the seed trays and smaller pots into GH.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 21:20

Wet and dull again here. Hope it stays fine tomorrow we're going to the Wildlife Park at Ulverston, it's the last free weekend

My shed's also in need of a tidy. Only been in it a few times since October, went in for something at the weekend and stuff is piled to the door. Cardboard boxes for the recycle seem to be taking up most room. Discovered a string of onions in there too     

Help with creating new border

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 23:48

Aldi have in previous years sold packs of three shrubs for about £5. They usually go on sale in March/April time.

Seed swap

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 23:35

I grew Irish Eyes, Ruby Sunset and Teddy Bear last year, saved some seeds,but the seeds were mixed together so don't know what will grow this year.

Sunflowers are nice as cut flowers and brought into the house.

Seed swap

Posted: 31/01/2013 at 19:36

Bev could I have the sunflowers Brown Eyed Girl and The Bee's Knees please..

Is there anything you want - I've spare annuals, biennials and same perennials along with some veg seeds. If you say which you have a preference for I'll list them.  

Stored home made liquid seaweed feed...

Posted: 30/01/2013 at 23:34

That wasn't the answer I wanted Verdun. Need to think now how to dispose of it.

Lyn. Don't think it kills slugs and snails but spraying plants with liquid seaweed does deter them, you need to start spraying plants early though before snails and slugs become active. I did last year and was slug and snail free until July time, which is when I went on my jollies, came back to an infestation of them. Egg shells and gravel worked in the GH though and continued to work through out last year.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Want to use the spent compost from lilies grown in pots elsewhere... 
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What do rabbits not eat...

There's an area at the bottom of the plot which will not be enclosed...  
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Clearing brambles...

There were brambles down one side of the allotment... 
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Rabbit's on the allotment and other Q's...

Firstly, advise needed to build a rabbit proof fence. 
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First day on the allotment...

The first day was stopped at half time due to rain...  
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Strawberry sticks

Has anyone grown these... 
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New allotment OMG...

I've just signed up for an allotment... 
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Spud fairs...

It's that time of year again when thoughts turn to which spuds to grow... 
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Christmas trees...

Who will be buying a real tree this year... 
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GH tom bed...

The soil/compost was changed this year...  
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Last Post: 11/11/2013 at 20:54

Wild life...

Has anyone been watching Autumnwatch...  
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