Star's gardening thread

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Culture' started by Star, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Kate

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    OMG Star your garden is HUGE
     
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    If that doesn't work, some copper tape should.
     
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    That's why it's not easy keeping my bushes under control :(
     
  5. Shirley

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    I don't think the seeds I so carefully gathered and stored in the shed over the winter are going to grow :(
     
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    Just got my first tomato grow bags. Still waiting for them to flower to plant them, but looking at my four plants I'm hoping for a decent yield this year. Homemade chutney for everyone!
     
  8. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    I think I am going to regret growing courgettes this year
     
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    And you so enjoyed having them for every meal last year :(
     
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    Garden DEAD from no water.
     
  12. Rita

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    I was given a small sunflower from a friend, and assumed it was a house plant? It has seriously started to wilt even though I have been making sure the soil is moist. Should this be planted outside? I did think it was a bit strange having a sunflower as a house plant.
     
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    The clue is in the name.
     
  14. Rita

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    So you don’t get sunflower house plants? It’s probably too late for it isn’t it? :(
     
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  16. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    The PURPLE TOADFLAX is getting quite OUT OF HAND but the bees like it

    I've just identified some enormous TRIFFID-LIKE thing that the mother-in-law donated as an innocuous little seedling as LOVAGE. So now I know :)

    I'm not growing courgettes this year :D
     
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    Pea and lovage soup is delicious
     
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    My gooseberry bush is SHIT. No idea what I've done wrong :(
     
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    Ah this thread is 10 years old.

    Anyway, since dear old Joyce next door passed away (:(), the house has been sold and is rented out. I want a plant with height to fill in a gap to help create some privacy. A flowering plant, I was thinking a hydrangea. Any other suggestions?
     
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    I've joined this group on Facebook called 'Gardening on a budget official' Its really addictive. I've decided to get some clump bamboo for my above issue and also to repaint my garden bench this year.
     
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    I may make more of an effort this year. I was shit last year.
     
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    Honestly join the group, you'll love it! Loads of ideas.
     
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    @lolly how did your flower pressing go? A lady just posted this pic she made;

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    I bought a new little greenhouse this week, can't wait to get it up and out :disco:
     
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    Not as well as I'd hoped. Well, the flowers, anyway. Although I think the problem was mainly the colour of the original flowers were all quite pale - mainly white, cream and lilac. The white and cream have just gone a dirty pale yellow, and the lilac looks washed out. The leaves though went really well.
     
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    I have a garden but feel quite detached from it because we live on a steep hill so the garden is level with the first floor bedroom - outside you have to go up some steps to even see it.

    That said we've done a lot with it (unlike the teetering-on-the-edge-of-life house itself) and even though so many people seem to despise it I'm quite pleased with the LAVENDER that's taken hold and swallowed all in its wake. It's south facing too which creates a world of floral opportunity, hill problems aside.

    Basically the house is falling apart but it's always more important to plant some iris bulbs instead of fixing broken walls and the like :disco:
     
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  27. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    I think the old bird next door might have FINALLY PASSED ON and goodness knows what HORRORS will move in there and pull down the shed so they can PEER DIRECTLY INTO MY GRACIOUS DRAWING ROOM so I'LL GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT ONE
     
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    My greenhouse has become a play house this morning

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    Aldi's gardening event starts at the weekend, cheap buys :disco:
     
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    That greenhouse is still in my living room because of all the storms!
     

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