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What herbs do i need to bring in?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 21:50

My rosemary's in a pot and stays out all winter along with mint, marjoram, thyme, chives, garlic chives, sage, lemon balm and parsley. 

Parsley's a biennial and best sown one year to produce the following year and does grow again after being buried in snow. I've found it's less likely to bolt if sown the year before.

Some herbs are best planted as annuals, basil and corriander spring to mind.  

Not sure about the curry plant but your clematis should be ok in a sheltered spot, out of the wind and where it's less likely to be covered in snow, put the pot near to the house where it will be slightly warmer and don't let the pot get water logged. Depending on the variety it will become dormant in the winter so will not need to take up as much water and a water loggged pot is more likely to freeze, damaging the roots, causing the plant to die.


large/gigantic flower pots

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:45

The Garden Superstore on line has lots of different types of plastic pots starting from 8p. They have 210 litre heavy duty pots, not sure how big they are but they sound big and the sizes go up to 500 litre pots.

There's also a slection of plastic patio pots in various sizes, round and square one's. Certainly worth a look.

I found them cheaper than Wilko's and a much bigger selection.   

How to clear field

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 20:22

Have you considered planting a few fruit bushes. Currant and gooseberry require very little care and can be planted now for next year.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 19:59

Thing is Birdy, the shed needs cleaning first to fit stuff in from the GH

We had our first frost this morning, had to scape the car windscreen, there's frost in the air this evening too.

silly quotes

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 22:28

You can take a horse to water but can't make it drink

Time to go up the wooden hill to Bedfordshire - meaning it's bed time.

Jumping out of the frying into the fire.

what's still flowering in your garden?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:43

Nothing flowering at present but lots of evergreens which will keep colour in the garden over winter, this morning there was one sad dahlia, belise (bought to flower next year but clearly the plants don't know that) and geraniums but they were potted up this afternoon to save for next year.

There are two clemantis cirrhosa climbers due to come into flower in Dec/Jan though, Freckles and Jingle bells, both looking quite lush at present.   

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:19

figetbones - will give it a try next year. The GW's calender should arrive at the end of this month so it will go on as a job to do in May. The link has been added to my favourites.

I've managed to get hard wood cutting to take, went round the garden last year taking cutting from plants and was suprised at what did root. 

I will/I won't grow that again

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 21:06

I'll grow Apache chillies too, I used the seeds this year from dried pods saved from the year before.

Will also be growing aubergines, I picked them quite small thinking they'd go dull in colour and not be edible but then saved a couple of plants with just one aubergine left on to collect the seeds and they just keep growing bigger, both are now 6 inches long...won't be picknig then so small next year...

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:50

It was dry for most of the day here with a few spots of rain in the afternoon. 

Dug up the rest of the dahlias and potted up some geraniums. Also planted out garlic and picked the last of the french beans which had been drying on the plants for seed collection. I keep putting off cleaning the GH... on my to do list for next week...  

Spent Mushroom Compost

Posted: 03/11/2013 at 20:34

I make all my own compost but used mushroom compost on a flower bed a couple of years ago, flowers seemed to like it, it was slighlty clay soil and I dug the mushroom compost in. The bed is teeming with worms now.

It cost's about £1.10 a bag here, a local nursery sells it. There are two local mushroom farms so I suspect it can brobably be got for free.

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