In a previous blog I talked about gardening on the cheap. This is a kind of carry-on from that. So today I was talking to one of the Senior Gardeners in my team and we were discussing about plants and how to get some without paying. None of us are thieves, so digging them up…… Continue reading Gardening On The Cheap… Pt. 2
I thought I would do a quick ‘Catch-up’ with my garden. Since early spring loads of plants have sprung into life. A few have been slow movers but are getting there. We have had a couple of plants pull back from the edge… And a couple have been lost. Such is life. I’m going to…… Continue reading Late Spring Catchup
Bugger. I lost the tag on my Raspberry so I have no idea of what kind it is. I know it’s a Rubus idaeus (Red Raspberry) but that’s it. Is it a summer or Autumn crop? Buggered if I know! Anyone know if there is a way to tell when its crops and when and…… Continue reading Oh No. I Lost The Tag!
So I have been hearing a couple of arguments at work of late… Apparently its an old one but new to me. The question is. “Should you regularly hoe your soil or leave it to harden and only break it up to remove weeds?” The general idea of this is; If you DON’T break the ground…… Continue reading To Hoe My Beds Or Leave Them?
Roses… Yes. Let me get this out-of-the-way… I am oppressing them by bending them to my will, or at least I want to, even though they steadfastly refuse to do the things I will them to do by sheer power of positive thinking… I think I need a new method. >.> In my garden I…… Continue reading A Bit of a Thorny Outlook
So… One of my plants is now at the ‘Last chance Hotel’ stage. It’s a self seed fennel I got when I worked in a park. I’ve had it in a pot for about 4 years and it does sod all. It’s constantly full of aphids and I’m almost done with it. This year I…… Continue reading Last Chance Hotel
So now my Spiraea (Spirea?) has come through the difficult winter its started shooting. To be honest it did so poorly last year after rescuing it that I didn’t expect it to do anything more and simply fall over during the winter. However, it did survive and now its in real need of a trim. So…… Continue reading A haircut for my rescue Spiraea