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Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by Lurcherlad, Apr 16, 2018.


  1. Sacremist

    Sacremist Resident Piss Artist

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    Thank you! That end of the garden is north facing so it’s difficult to add colour. We bought the hanging basket tree to put on the edge of the north facing aspect in a position where the sun can reach to give it more colour.
     
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  2. Charity

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    Thank you. We have a frog at the moment so lets hope he is earning his keep :D The lavender has only been there three years but it seems to be outgrowing the space.
     
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  3. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    I poured boiling water into a jug with crushed garlic purée in and left to stew. Strained into a spray bottle and it has so far kept the slugs and snails off Hostas, Lupins and Marigolds :)
     
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    Another Clematis is flowering :)
     
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    Some of the plants lifting my spirits today
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    Sambucus Black Lace
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    Golden Wings as beautiful as ever
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    De la Grifferaie used as a rootstock for older hybrid teas but so vigorous and lovely in its own right with a fantastic perfume.
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  7. Teddy-dog

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    Roses have come out really nice and my mini pond plants are coming to life too :)

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  8. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Yay, it’s raining here in Essex!

    Garden needs a good soak. :)
     
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    I am envious. This part of Essex it's just drizzling. Hardly enough for the first time in weeks.
     
  10. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    Sadly, it didn’t amount to much here :(

    I had watered the pots and new plants last night but the rest of the garden would benefit from a few hours of “proper” rain, preferably at night! ;)
     
  11. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

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    This Salvua Amistad is looking good. Gonna make sure this one survives the winter.

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    It’s standing 3 feet tall and the flowers are like purple velvet.
     
  12. DaisyBluebell

    DaisyBluebell Earth, the insane asylum of the Universe

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    Whats the name of that rose please TeddyDog? Does it smell as good as it looks?
    I've only just discovered this Gardening section, didn't know there was one! Will try and post a pic of our Garden when it looked good. The lawn is more moss than grass but looks a nice green colour, except for where OH is reseeding Emma's pee spots!
     
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  13. Teddy-dog

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    No idea sorry! It was here when we moved into the house but looked like a stick in a pot! It eventually flowered and we realised it was a rose so I replanted it in the flowerbed and it’s thriving :) it does smell good too.
     
  14. DaisyBluebell

    DaisyBluebell Earth, the insane asylum of the Universe

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    I will take that pic to the garden centre TeddyDog & see if they can identify it.
    Two pics from back garden in April, must do something about my waterfall & pond - too many fish in there now, they breeding like rabbits!

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    I’m not much good at growing flowers but I have a few African ones. But I mainly grow veggies. Here is a pic update.
     
  16. Charity

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    I'm not much good at growing veg :D. That looks lovely. All I can manage are tomatoes and sometimes runner beans.
     
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    All I can manage is mint and parsley :D
     
  18. WillowT

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    To be honest I’ve only ever grown toms, chillis, peppers and beans before. Everything else is an experiment
     
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    Cherries - think they are cooking ones as I only bought the tree for the Spring blossom.

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    Gooseberries

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    Raspberries - gave them to the birds :)

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    Tomatoes (bought ready grown in a hanging basket! ;)).

    I have grown a few veg in the past but apart from getting a tiny amount for my plate I tended to leave them for the birds and beasties :)

    I might grow some in trays and pots next year to give the chickens some fresh greens (if I get them, that is).
     
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    Penstemon

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    Elder (still haven’t timed the pruning right - no flowers :()

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    Blue Campanula, White Geranium, Yellow Acer

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    Petunias

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    Petunia (love the speckles)

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    Marigolds (needed some colour dotted around and they haven’t disappointed)
     
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