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LindaB's Journal

LindaB's Journal August 2009

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Butterflies

31 August 2009 19:31:05
Butterfly heaven

Butterfly heaven

If you want to attract butterflies to your garden one of the easiest ways is to grow Bowles Perennial Wallflower, I know I have written about Bowles before saying how it flowers for between 11 & 12 months of the year and it is so easy to grow but I also have to tell you butterflies love them.  They also grow very easily from cuttings so if you want any shout!

I took this photo last week when the sun was actually shining!  I have about 12 Bowles in a row down the side of the house and all the plants in the sun were covered in butterflies, I counted 6 different types.  You can see a better photo in my August photos.

PS No gardening done today!

Garden.ie

20 August 2009 15:32:10

New Bed

20 August 2009 10:36:32
Nicoles Bed

Nicoles Bed

Last week we got stuck into making a new flower bed for our daughter Nicole, it is planted with pinks & reds and includes grasses and heuchera.  Hopefully she will keep it weeded and the grass clipped along it - what do you think?  She will be 12 on Sunday and she told exactly where she wanted each plant!

Proud Carrot

19 August 2009 21:01:22
Caitlin & her Carrot

Caitlin & her Carrot

I was not going to grow carrots in my first year of vegetable growing because of the CARROT FLY!  My neighbour kindly gave me some carrot seed and we litterally threw it down in the last space of the raised veg bed.  They have absolutely amazed us as to how big, tasty and healthy they are.  I have been told that you are generally lucky with carrots the first year or two and then the carrot fly finds you!  Will definately be growing them again next year.

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