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Garden flowers

Postby Weyfarer » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:02 pm

Here's a selection from my garden

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And some veg:

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby champ » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:21 pm

Very colourful Wf.Nice to see some vegetables too!.
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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Mr Mole » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:01 am

One of our beds showing the garden sculptures my wife bought recently. Many of the flowers are already over and cut back, but this gives the idea.
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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Weyfarer » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:40 am

I like it, top marks.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby GarryProcter » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:40 am

Very impressive, both of you. Those pictures put our jungle to shame! Yes Weyfarer, our 2.5-year-old garden is now a jungle, and for the moment at least, free of badgers!

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Mr Mole » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:00 am

But a jungle is best for wildlife, on the whole, so that isn't a bad thing if you can live with it - within reason.
Our garden is split into the bit round the house which has beds and veg garden, then over the bridge is the more wooded area that we deliberately keep uncultivated for wildlife. Has bird boxes, bat box, owl box, hedgehog dens and lots of thick cover.
We give it all annual trim up (and tree felling) each winter once everything has died back.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby GarryProcter » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:29 pm

Indeed Mr. Mole - we only have a small garden, but half of it is a wildlife and veg area, and the other more 'formal' (but not very). We even have a bus stop:
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Both are jungles at the moment because we had a houseful of visitors (family from the US) for almost the whole of July, and so no gardening was done. At last the sweet peas are flowering, so it's time to get picking them - we keep my local pub supplied with sweet peas as they are the landlord's favourite!

There are few hedgehogs around here, as our village is a haven for badgers - there is a badger run behind the fence that runs behind the three pots on the low wall in the photo above.
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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Leigh » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:07 pm

We both work full time and with two small children it's taken a lot of effort to square the jungle into a garden. Next year when the wife returns to work we will have the funds to buy plants we really want which also gives us time to design the back border.

This year I've grown vegetables and my salvaged grape vines have started to bear fruit on one of them for the first time.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Weyfarer » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:18 pm

Bloody gales:

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Haydn » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:23 pm

Yes, bloody gales indeed.

Just got home from a lovely evening in St.Albans to celebrate mum and dad’s golden wedding anniversary to find my front garden fence completely pole-axed. And I really hate fencing. Absolutely horrible, back-breaking work. Thankfully, it’s only four posts.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby JAA » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:02 am

Weyfarer wrote:Bloody gales:

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I learned this one the hard way a while back. I not only add diagonals and cross members to my rows of beans, so both double-rows are tied together, I tree-stake the 'corner' facing the prevailing wind, which is kept just for that purpose... :cool:
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Re: Garden flowers

Postby champ » Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:12 pm

Is anyone making an early start?.I have sweet peas sown in plugs about three inches tall.Will be pinching the tips out soon.Not much else growing at the moment.
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Re: Garden flowers

Postby GarryProcter » Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:59 am

Mrs GP is the gardener here - she has sweet peas coming along (like yours champ), and last week she reported some small irises flowering that shouldn't be out until April. I wonder when the snow will arrive this year? :cool:

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Leigh » Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:30 pm

As soon as time and weather allows, I need to hollow tine the lawn, top dress and seed.

Pruned the grapevines and have tidied up the fig trees.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Mr Mole » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:45 pm

There are some pots on the windowsill, she puts used bread bags over them and a clothes peg to hold the top - easy to open or close - a mini greenhouse. Not sure what is germinating in them, our garden is still in winter mode and we are always some weeks behind the south.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby GarryProcter » Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:19 pm

This morning, going to Shaftesbury and back via the back roads (I always take the back roads) the verges are awash with snowdrops. But Mrs GP tells me they are more or less 'on time'. Still great to see them though. The snowdrops in our garden (close to the house) have already been and gone.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby Mr Mole » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:06 pm

There's more trays of things upstairs on windowsills, apparently there are broad beans and tomatoes planted yesterday, no idea what everything else is.

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Re: Garden flowers

Postby champ » Thu Feb 06, 2020 6:20 pm

Mr Mole wrote:There's more trays of things upstairs on windowsills, apparently there are broad beans and tomatoes planted yesterday, no idea what everything else is.


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