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veggie album

30 July 2013 15:52:24

Runner Beans

Jacinta D Jacinta D 30 July 2013 17:45:22

Your veggies are looking very good.

Most of mine are grown in pots as I have a small garden. But I would HATE not to have SOMETHING edible to look forward to.

Myrtle Myrtle 30 July 2013 18:12:06

Nice flowers too:)

potted lillie.

26 July 2013 19:54:03

I thought i lost this lillie last year when my pup ate them all even the bulbs the bulb on this wasn t that healthy either i stuck it in apot and left it , a couple of months ago it took off  and this is the result there s 12 buds on it, i thingk it looks amazing.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 26 July 2013 19:57:47

Wow, that's gorgeous.

fraoch fraoch 26 July 2013 20:08:32

Absolutely beautiful. there's nothing like neglecting things sometimes!

Clara Clara 26 July 2013 20:24:08

You sure are right ,  it is amazing.. I love it .

 

Mary B Mary B 26 July 2013 21:16:26

it certainly does, well done

Joann Joann 26 July 2013 21:40:26

Gorgeous, mind that pup doesnt get it this year!

andyf7 andyf7 26 July 2013 22:11:21

that looks fantastic, beautiful colour.

JoanG JoanG 26 July 2013 22:48:25

Looks fabulous, glad it survived the puppy's marauding.

LAVATERA.

19 July 2013 16:42:53

I REMEMBER ASKING FOR SOME ADVICE OVER A YEAR AGO 2 OF THEM DIED BUT THIS LAVATERA JUST TOOK OFF LAST YEAR THE FLOWERS WHERE PRETTY BUT VERY FRAGILE.THIS YEAR HOWEVER IT SEEMS A LOT STRONGER AND THE FLOWERS ARE PRETTIER AND  STRONG. IM WONDERING NOW IF I SHOULD PLANT IT INTO THE GROUND OR LEAVE  IT IN ITS CONTAINER.WHAT DO YOU THINK.I AM VERY PROUD OF MYSELF BECAUSE THE CARE I GAVE IT IN THE FIST YEAR HAS IT LOOKING SO NICE.

Jackie Jackie 19 July 2013 20:14:48

I bought two Lavatera this year in Woodies....

One is similiar to the one you have there its called 'Barnsley' and I put it into the ground straight away and its flowering great.

The other one I got, I think its more pink...has buds on it but no flowers as of yet. Ive never grown these before so I wouldnt like to advise you.....but mine are doing ok at the moment. I do hope that continues are they are beautiful!

fraoch fraoch 19 July 2013 20:41:17

Well done, that looks lovely. I had them last year, but they were annuals I think, so I can't offer any advice either!

JoanG JoanG 19 July 2013 22:04:10

If it's a perennial one, probably better in the ground as they grow quite large.

PeterW PeterW 19 July 2013 22:32:11

Not sure as i haven't had one of these but looks a nice plant

DeclanTipp DeclanTipp 19 July 2013 22:59:41

God yes, into the ground after the heatwave maybe best and you should have a lovely large shrub next year. I take slips from mine most year and they take very well (the woody variety) Add plenty rotted compost when planting. Likes full sun too and fairly easy maintenance.

 

greenann greenann 19 July 2013 23:12:09

Thanks for the comments i will put it into the ground , and tell me how to get slips from it id love to give that a go annx

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 July 2013 06:32:51

That is so pretty.

DeclanTipp DeclanTipp 20 July 2013 20:34:13

I normally take slips in Sept/Oct although many will also do same in Spring (if and when we get one) Take a sharp blade and snip some soft semi hard branch ends off about 8-10 inces in length. Snip them at a leaf node. Dip the ends in some rooting powder (not totally necessary but helps) Place the ends 3-4 inches into pots of good quality compost. I like to remove any flowers and most of the leaves from the suttings now as it prevents drying out. Water well and place in a clear plastic bag tied. This creates a nice humid greenhouse effect and encourages the cutting to root. Rooting should take place after 4-5 weeks but dont go "investigating" the cutings too often. If the weather over winter is kind you can leave them out in a sheltered place and they will shoot up in the Spring. Plant out when they look ready !

 

HI ALL IV E RETURNED.

19 July 2013 00:43:38

I KNOW ITS LATE BUT THIS HEAT HAS KEPT ME AWAKE.IV E BEEN MEANING TO WRITE FOR A WHILE BUT HAD SUCH A ROTTEN YEAR WITH MY VEGGIES AND PLANTS I DONT KNOW WHERE TO START I STOPPED GARDENING ALTOGETHER AS NOTHING SEEMED TO BE GROWING RIGHT FOR ME AND HONESTLY ITS MADE ME MISERABLE BUT MY HUSBAND AND SON TOLD ME TO GET OF MY BACKSIDE AND START GARDENING AGAIN.SO THIS IS A NEW YEAR FOR ME SOME VEGGIES ARE FLYING FOR ME AND IVE BEEN GROWING A FEW PLANTS BULBS I BOUGHT LAST YEAR BUT THERE NOT GROWING RIGHT AT THE MOMENT I HAD A PUPPY AND SHE ATE ALL THE TOPS AND THE LABELS  LAST YEAR SO THERE LOOKING A BIT SCRAGGY I LL PUT PICS UP TOMORROW SHOWING MY PROGRESS SO FAR.GOOD NIGHT ALLX   ANN.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 19 July 2013 05:38:24

Welcome back, Ann. Hope you had a good sleep and are now in rare form. As your family suggest, get off your ........   You'll be glad you did. And we'll all be glad to hear from you regularly once again.

maureendid maureendid 19 July 2013 13:24:49

Good to hear that your garden is taking off again, Ann. It can be so hard when things go wrong but onward and upward!  Get those men out to give you a hand with any heavy work and before long you will be back in full swing. Enjoy this great weather.

petunia black phantom

26 February 2012 22:14:03
i know this pic isnt great its come out really dark its only newcamers and am just getting use to it  i bought this plant last year my mother inlaw divided it for me it looks dead to me shall i repot with new compost
Rachel Rachel 26 February 2012 22:34:41

No photo on the journal!

greenann greenann 26 February 2012 22:36:36

no rachel its on the one that just says petuia

Rachel Rachel 26 February 2012 22:40:35

You mean in your photos. Sorry, I've no idea what I'm looking at. It looks like seedlings but it's too dark to be sure. Petunias are annuals so wouldn't normally last more than a year.

Moya Moya 26 February 2012 23:14:21

It is dark but from what I can make out they do look dead.

Conrad Conrad 27 February 2012 11:09:14

They do look dead, but it's very difficult to see.

I cleared out some of last years pots at the weekend (yes, I should have done it months ago!)and most of the Surfinia Petunias were green at the base and starting to reshoot. If I'd been bothered I could have potted them up and taken cuttings of the regrowth, but as I'm not intending to grow them this summer into the compost bin they went. You can also take cuttings in August to overwinter indoors, though I've never tried it.

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