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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:13 am

Outside of the greenhouse is recovering from the storm damage, though it's windy again today
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The "roots" are coming along, added a few new to me leaves I've not grown before, what do you do with Pak Choi, apart from stir frying them, any recipes?
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:25 pm

Hi Tiger!

I just let mine do their thing & get some little & some big, but grow them outdoors. They say nip off the vine after about 2 to get a good size I believe. Blimey it has really shot off in the greenhouse - anticipation of a big harvest from what I see!
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:02 pm

Up date on the hanging basket experiment, the crops(sweetpeas, climbing French beans and petit pois peas) are all growing quite well, but if the wind gets up I have to put them on the floor as the overhanging crops get bashed against anything nearby. Worth trying, but not quite the resounding success I'd hoped for.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:33 pm

Maybe next year you can put in a row of posts away from anything to give them a better chance. They look like they don't mind living in the basket though, so you are onto something there. I read a thing on the net about putting a new babies nappy in the basket as a water reservoir, just that bit with the gel/beads, & I told a couple of people at work who tried it & both report their baskets are doing better than previous years using the loose beads & they don't need watering every day - maybe another experiment?
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Monika » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:52 pm

If you tried it with a used nappy, you would get fertiliser as well ..........
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:55 pm

Thankfully I don't have a supply for those Monika, wouldn't fancy eating the crop afterwards, or smelling the Sweetpeas either.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Pa Snip » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:24 pm

tigerburnie wrote:Thankfully I don't have a supply for those Monika, wouldn't fancy eating the crop afterwards, or smelling the Sweetpeas either.


I'm not sure either Popeye or Olive Oyl would be happy about you smelling Sweetpeas nappy anyway. :D
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:34 am

Some of my favourite roses and the callaloo taking over the greenhouse border.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:38 am

The roses are mainly Indian summer with a few Margaret Merrill and the bush roses are Jaques Cartier, Mary Rose and Gertrude Jekyll. The garden smells divine.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:37 pm

PP! I love roses even though they bite! Both at home & lottie they are excelling themselves this year! Only some are perfumed as mostly gifts, but those that are perfumed seem to be even stronger smelling than previous years! The odd thing I've noted is they do not last as long in the vase.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:32 pm

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Sadly I don't have the labels for these roses.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:33 pm

The garden is buzzing with bees just now
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Primrose » Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:39 pm

Isn't it exciting just to go out into the garden every day at this time of year and see everything bursting out into bloom?. I fear the mini heatwave we're experiencing this week will cause blooms to wilt and fade more quickly - such a shame when we've waited all year for them.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:09 pm

Veg are coming along well, not picked anything yet apart from a few thinning's, the Mooli have had a couple run to seed, so the small roots were sampled raw, quite nice and peppery.
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Greenhouse is not too hot luckily at around 30 degrees with a low of 10 at night, couple of toms showing a few stressed leaves, but ok.
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Re: A view of my garden

Postby Geoff » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:04 pm

I think my favourite plant this week is the Kiftsgate Rambler growing over what we call the pump house, houses the controls and treatment system associated with the borehole. It was in bud when we went away a week ago and came back to it looking like this, can't remember such huge sprays of flowers.

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