A view of my garden

Polytunnels, cold frames, greenhouses, propagators & more. How to get the best out of yours...

Moderators: KG Steve, Chantal, Tigger, peter

tigerburnie
KG Regular
Posts: 831
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 am
Location: Angus by the sea
x 199

Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:43 pm

Starting to sort out the greenhouse a bit, the over night temperature was only 5 degrees, so the tender stuff is staying under wraps for another couple of weeks.
DSC02390.JPG
DSC02390.JPG (390.04 KiB) Viewed 1365 times

Tommies will be mostly growing in these rings, I used them last year and were a great success, you can also see some early salad stuff, might get some radish next week.
DSC02393.JPG
DSC02393.JPG (304.18 KiB) Viewed 1365 times

A few Brassicas, Leeks and Sunflowers along with my grandsons lupins. I grew my Leeks earlier last year and they mostly bolted, so trying a bit later this year. There's Broccoli, Romanesc and White Cabbage.
DSC02392.JPG
DSC02392.JPG (384.09 KiB) Viewed 1365 times

The hanging basket experiment, last year I grew Tumbling Tom tomatoes and they needed a lot of water inside the greenhouse, so this year I'm growing stuff that can go outside when I'm away. This ones got Petit Pois peas in, there's another with climbing French Beans and another with Sweet Peas in, well they've got two chances .
1 x
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.
User avatar
Diane
KG Regular
Posts: 1320
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: Wimborne, Dorset.
x 159

Re: A view of my garden

Postby Diane » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:21 pm

[attachment=0]Corner bench.jpg[/attachment] This is my "thinking corner". Taken last summer.
Attachments
Corner bench.jpg
Corner bench.jpg (1.3 MiB) Viewed 1353 times
1 x
'Preserve wildlife - pickle a rat'
User avatar
oldherbaceous
KG Regular
Posts: 11497
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:52 pm
Location: Beautiful Bedfordshire
x 253

Re: A view of my garden

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:20 pm

Dear Diane, what sort of dog is that, on the right hand side of your bench?
1 x
Kind Regards, Old Herbaceous.

There's no fool like an old fool.
robo
KG Regular
Posts: 1780
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:22 pm
Location: st.helens
x 341

Re: A view of my garden

Postby robo » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:47 pm

I thought it was the one off magic roundabout
1 x
User avatar
Diane
KG Regular
Posts: 1320
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: Wimborne, Dorset.
x 159

Re: A view of my garden

Postby Diane » Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:04 pm

Ha...that's quite an unusual breed, small in stature, quiet and very well behaved. We call it Cary for short. It's no trouble at all.
3 x
'Preserve wildlife - pickle a rat'
tigerburnie
KG Regular
Posts: 831
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 am
Location: Angus by the sea
x 199

Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:32 am

I bought some cuttings from a guy on ebay last year of some Epiphytes, this is the first one to flower, 8 inches across and very impressive, unfortunately no scent on this one.
Space Rocket.jpg
Space Rocket.jpg (178.16 KiB) Viewed 1291 times
2 x
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.
PLUMPUDDING
KG Regular
Posts: 3171
Joined: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:14 pm
Location: Stocksbridge, S. Yorks
x 320

Re: A view of my garden

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:37 pm

That's beautiful Tiger. I had a huge white one that had beautiful scent in the night but none in daylight.
1 x
tigerburnie
KG Regular
Posts: 831
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 am
Location: Angus by the sea
x 199

Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:44 pm

I have those too, this is the first one to flower, but sadly they only last a day or so and it is going over already, I was told the heavily scented ones are pollinated at night by moths and bats, not seen any round mine in the conservatory though!!.
0 x
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.
User avatar
peter
KG Regular
Posts: 5342
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:54 pm
Location: Near Stansted airport
x 173
Contact:

Re: A view of my garden

Postby peter » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:32 pm

QOTN2.jpg
QOTN2.jpg (76.4 KiB) Viewed 1275 times
2 x
Do not put off thanking people when they have helped you, as they may not be there to thank later.

I support http://www.hearingdogs.org.uk/
User avatar
Westi
KG Regular
Posts: 3562
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:46 pm
Location: Christchurch, Dorset
x 279

Re: A view of my garden

Postby Westi » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:46 pm

Wow! What beautiful flowers! I'm new to flowers, finding my feet but a long way to go & these guys are in my note book to research more.
0 x
Westi
User avatar
Diane
KG Regular
Posts: 1320
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2005 4:08 pm
Location: Wimborne, Dorset.
x 159

Re: A view of my garden

Postby Diane » Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:48 pm

I'm loving all your beautiful pictures.
1 x
'Preserve wildlife - pickle a rat'
tigerburnie
KG Regular
Posts: 831
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 am
Location: Angus by the sea
x 199

Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Wed May 09, 2018 8:41 pm

Although far from summer like, planting and sowing is now gathering momentum
DSC02401.JPG
DSC02401.JPG (543.61 KiB) Viewed 1066 times

Onions and Brassicas in the first raised bed includes white cabbage, romanesc and broccoli
DSC02402.JPG
DSC02402.JPG (510.5 KiB) Viewed 1066 times

First carrots now showing, so some succesional planting now in hand, these are eskimo carrots
1 x
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.
tigerburnie
KG Regular
Posts: 831
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 am
Location: Angus by the sea
x 199

Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Mon May 14, 2018 10:52 am

Glorious sunshine, thought I'd get the camera out
BM1K7056.JPG
BM1K7056.JPG (233.01 KiB) Viewed 973 times

Solomons Seal looks nice when first out, it get eaten by grey caterpillars of what I do not know.
BM1K7051.JPG
BM1K7051.JPG (462.61 KiB) Viewed 973 times


100 percent growth on the tatties.
BM1K7053.JPG
BM1K7053.JPG (278.7 KiB) Viewed 974 times

Looks like a bumper crop of guzzgogs if they don't get the mildew they got last year.
1 x
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.
User avatar
Geoff
KG Regular
Posts: 4413
Joined: Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:33 pm
Location: Forest of Bowland
x 303

Re: A view of my garden

Postby Geoff » Mon May 14, 2018 12:48 pm

The larval stage of Solomon’s seal sawfly can completely defoliate Polygonatum species and hybrids in early summer. Horrible little critters.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=698
0 x
tigerburnie
KG Regular
Posts: 831
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:12 am
Location: Angus by the sea
x 199

Re: A view of my garden

Postby tigerburnie » Mon May 14, 2018 1:37 pm

Geoff wrote:The larval stage of Solomon’s seal sawfly can completely defoliate Polygonatum species and hybrids in early summer. Horrible little critters.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=698

That'll be them then, I do go around squashing them, but they strip the plants in no time.
0 x
Been gardening for over 60 years and still learning.

Return to “Growing places”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests