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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 .

Wild life...

Posted: 01/11/2013 at 00:28

Already missing Beechgrove  but if anyone is interested in wild life, Autumn Watch has been coming live from Leighton Moss for the past three nights, watched the first one on iplayer yesterday. It's not everyone's cup of tea but I enjoyed it as I live in Lancashire. If you want to watch it now you'll need to do it on replay or iplayer.

David Attonbourgh it's not...but it had a good bit about migrating birds. It was filmed live and the impression given it rained alot whilst filming as there were references to Nick Kershaw and 'I won't let the sun go down on me' 

Liked the part about birds to watch out for in the garden distracted from their migration by the recent storm. There was also a bit about recycling and why worms are good for the soil.

The starings display is good too.

Have any posters watched the programmes?

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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Soil like dust...

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Weeds in the GH....

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Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Veg seeds to sow now...

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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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