Zoomer44


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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.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 18:06

Rain, thunder and strong winds in this part of the NW.

David Attenborough was on Freeview this afternoon, coming from the 'Galapagos Islands'. Watched it whilst I was ironing, it was too wet to go out and garden. Apparently dandilion seeds have been blown onto one island...OMG...you would not believe the size of them, they had adpated to the climate and left undisturbed grown into tree's  and I thought I had problems with a few in the lawn.

Loving Lavatera

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:28

fidgetbones - I've a lavatera and thought it would last forever, that's my bubble burst  when is it best to propogate and...silly Q...but what do you mean by semi ripe cuttings.

...and todays identity crisis is...!!!

Posted: 02/11/2013 at 17:18

Lavatera will flower right through from June to Sept/Oct, mine's just finished flowering, best pruned in the spring.

 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 20:08

There was alot of rain here today but it was fine driving home.I was hoping to get out into the garden at the weekend, the GH needs cleaning but it's forecast rain.

Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 19:51

obelixx - on iplayer you can fast forward the bits you don't want to watch. Will catch up with the other three programmes over the weekend, it looks like it'll be raining most of it .

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