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Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 20:23


Oak tree seedling

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:20

On the topic of oak tree's I collected some nuts, if that's what they are called, whilst visiting a garden, they were falling on my head whilst sat under a tree, it was ever so hard not to bring some home and so I have four after choosing the best.

How do you sow and germinate them? I don't want a tree in the garden but would like to start one off in a pot.

Whar makes me happy in the autumn?

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:10

I like walks in the park, the autumn colours on tree's are fabulous there. Soon be time to collect leaves. It's always a good feeling when the GH is cleaned, the shed tidy, beds mulched and bulbs planted.  

Know what you mean about the sea, star gaze lily, if you ever have the opportunity to dive in the sea it's amazing how rough it can seem on top and so calm at the bottom. We lived next to the sea when I was a teenager, you could see it from my bedroom window. Used to walk the dog on the beach almost everyday. Woke up one morning after a high tide and the beach was washed up on the road with a sailing boat in the garden opposite . Sea defences have improved a lot since then.

something in the air

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 22:04

 II'll miss you too...

seed share

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 21:07

holli hock. If you have any false sunflower seeds left, they would be nice. I'll PM you.

seed share

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:03

I've also some french beans - not all are ready for picking.

Barlotto Lingua Di Fuoco - red/cream pods - this is a heavy cropper and I've some dried pods on the plant which I think are ok to pick 

Neckargold organic - yellow pods and Cosse Violette - purple pods these aren't quite ready to pick. Both good croppers.

They all turn green in the pot but are easy to see on the plant,if like me you have trouble finding the green one's.

I've a couple of green podded french beans but not sure of the variety yet until the pods are dried and opened. The pods seem to turn very quickly so am expecting some in the next couple of weeks.

Also peas early onwards, collected last year.

seed share

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:40

I've some seeds saved from this year if anyone is interested, they are fairly common though -

Calendula - Pacific beauty mixed - orange and yellow flowers collected.

Cosmos - Candy Stripe - white with a ting of pink.

Cosmos - Purity - white.

Sweet William - white flowers and another with red/burgandy flowers' .


Dwarf sunflowers.

Sunflowers mixed - lots of different colours here, various hieghts from dwarf to 6ft  


Our NGS Open Day 2013

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 19:04

Lovely garden Lilylouise, glad your day went well. I recall the pics from the year before, they were equally stunning.

MOB rants

Posted: 12/10/2013 at 19:46

My neighbours trifid of a climber is beginning to strangle my clementis plants again, it's growing up the side of the house too. It's tenticles are reachnig over a ft gap to reach my trellis and it was only cut back August/September time.

I'm going to cut it back tomorrow, it's so sole destroying though. Hope it hasn't self seeded in my flower beds.

I've ranted about this neighbour before, on a more positive note haven't seen him for weeks or at least since my last rant and I was all ready for him too but I've been out most weekends or on holiday.

Quite right Verdun, junk mail should be controlled. I get calls from people selling stuff on a Saturday or Sunday morning, not a happy bunny.

Bargain of the century!!!

Posted: 11/10/2013 at 20:30

What a blast from the past RD, I remember we had a couple of 'mangles' now, if I had a lagre garden me thinks they would look good as features with plants growing over them.

I use old bins for composting muck and making plant feed in, my friends children, all under 7, think, they are from the 'Olden Days' before recycling bins  doesn't that just make one feel old  and I've along ways to go before I'm 27. 

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