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Gardening tips

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by db, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Noah

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    You are supposed to plant potatoes on Good Friday
     
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    And cannabis on the HS2 route
     
  3. Gramaisc

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    I normally just pull up stuff that inhabits the gravel, then the Sun finishes the job, but this thistle has been back a few times, so I thought I might see if I can finish it off properly.

    I'm not one for placing a huge amount of credence into the claims on packaging, but the thistle was in perfect health twenty hours ago, before I sprayed it with this stuff.

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    It will be interesting to see if it is a permanent solution.
     
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    Went to B & Q today to pick up some compost for the new planter (made by MrLittleme), its a large planter so we needed 200lts of compost, all that was left of the one we wanted were ripped bags...

    Anyhow after MrLittleme fluttered his eyelashes, we got the 4 remaining bags at 50p each, 200ltrs for £2.00! Bargain. Now I just need some time to get everything planted.
     
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    18 Poppy's open so far, the wind got to it the other week so its looking worse for wear. We've never been able to grow any other poppy plants from the seed, any tips anyone?
     
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  6. Gramaisc

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    I find that they pop up on their own in more than sufficient numbers, have you had a good look around the place?

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    Only one, managed to seed itself into the patio, I've managed to extricate it & pot it on, although it could be doing better, but as hard as I try, I can't get the seed to propagate...
     
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    I’ve tried 10 packets of 4 different varieties this year, some in pots in the house, some in the greenhouse and some straight in the ground outside.

    Absolutely nothing at all :(

    Everything else is thriving though, especially the strawberries but the cheeky squirrel keeps taking chunks out of all the ripe ones!
     
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    I'm starting to understand what it's like to live inside a drug cartel ... :embarrass::buddy:
     
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    Not all the poppies here have been quite so profusely active as those above...

    ...but, if you make the effort, I won't pull you out of the gravel for a bit...

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    Trough planter sorted for this year :)

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    Just had a thought, you aren't covering the seeds with too much soil are you? Poppy seeds need light to germinate.
     
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    Maybe, but I've tried all sorts, and just can't get them to germinate, someone once told me the best idea was to sprinkle the seeds in the snow at winter, but that hasn't worked either. I have no problem with Caljfornian Poppys, or red field poppy's, just these big red ones.

    No doubt they are like my Aqualigas, out of a whole packet I only managed to germinate 4, those 4 I planted next to the gravel drive, every year the drive ends up covered in new Aqualeiga, but any seeds I try to get to grow refuse!
     
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    The worlds worst gardener would appreciate some advice. (Simply put: I mow lawns and that's it.) :eek:

    These weeds (or whatever they are) are growing in my garden. A red flower and a white flower (sort of Lancashire v Yorkshire style.)

    Does anybody know what they're called ? :?:

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    I’m no expert either so if I’m wrong then I’m sure someone will come along to correct me.
    I think that the top one is a peony and the bottom one an anemone.
     
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    Thanks Carole. (I can't even pronounce them let alone recognise them … :eek:)
     
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    I Googled the names and would say @Carole is on the ball. ;)

    I'll put this pix in just to give some perspective of the entire plants. Yorkshire to the left of the Ash Tree, Lancashire to the right. There's all kinds of other plants mixed up with them I think, but not my fault God's an even worse gardener than I am.
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    Just to put a spanner in the works, they look like roses to me, old fashioned shrub or ramblers. Leaves, buds (on the red one), thorns and habit.

    Shrub shrub roses, they are good Victorian rambler roses by the way they are heading off into the tree.
     
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    I’ve got some plants and I’m not sure what they are any ideas A9A74F4D-043B-48FF-8801-B0883C925246.jpeg 9BF43B77-6B13-4C09-96EB-11814A7DC9FB.jpeg 4FB76363-D7A8-4D46-9A81-08D3281BDBA2.jpeg
     
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