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I like Springtime!

Polyanthus in a multitude of colours, hyacinths of several types including white and blue grape hyacinths, narcissus/daffodils (loads of different colours and sizes), tulips the same from giant reds to small and delicate harlequins, wallflowers, forget me nots, white and blue, er, bluebells, clematis opening this weekend, scabius, lily of the valley, camellia with their buds just cracking open this morning, the dark reds of peoni stems - almost 18" high now some of them, St Bridget Anemones which have done us proud ...

Our pocket garden's looking a treat, gents. Dandelions getting the treatment ...... pretty colour but a pain in the backside ...

Oh, and a few Ipheion Uniflorum (blue flower, new to me), multi-coloured pansies, a glorious flowering currant bush a couple of forsythia with the blossom glowing .... the poppies are bushing up and won't be long .......

I've seen a few giant bumble bees, a cloud or two of midges, some lacewing, a few false wasps, half a dozen butterflies, ladybirds stuffing themselves silly on greenfly .... a couple of mice, a sparrow hawk, magpies, jackdaws and 30 or 40 fledgling songbirds visit every 45 mutes to an hour accompanied by mam and dad. A few blackbirds, the resident robin and we even saw a wren in the warm mornings of a few days back.

The Irises and Lilies are coming along and the only colour absent out there at the moment is the deep dark blue/black of the tulips we bought out in Holland at Floriade and Keukenhof. They're missing it seems, but they are 4 or 5 years old ...

Ain't life grand?


Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:26 am
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If I had a window box I'd crazy pave it.

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Sleeper wrote:
If I had a window box I'd crazy pave it.




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Blindside wrote:
Sleeper wrote:
If I had a window box I'd crazy pave it.




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:D :thefinger:

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Still working on our garden. Got to dig up the entire front as it's choked with bamboo. That's after I've finished decorating two bedrooms. And then there's the back garden to do.
It never ends. One day I'll be able to have a nice sit down.

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Still working on our garden. Got to dig up the entire front as it's choked with bamboo. That's after I've finished decorating two bedrooms. And then there's the back garden to do.
It never ends. One day I'll be able to have a nice sit down.


*fupping* hell you've got 2 bedrooms in your garden, gas explosion was it or do you live in abig tent :thefinger:


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You guys ....

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If I had a window box I'd crazy pave it.
:D :D :D :D :D

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Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:28 am
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I'll be getting my ScrOG on the grow very soon! Just got to wait for the new carbon filter to arrive!


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I'll be getting my ScrOG on the grow very soon! Just got to wait for the new carbon filter to arrive!

Have been hearing about some new things to grow called 'autos', which apparently skip the vegetative stage and proceed straight to flowering. A friend of mine grew some lovely flowers using them.

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My germination hasn't gone too well this spring. And mice have eaten the tops off my parsnips.

Having said that, my sweet pea collection is coming on just fine. 8)

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My garden is pretty much self sufficient now. There are things to do but I will not be out there for at least a month. :(

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Have been hearing about some new things to grow called 'autos', which apparently skip the vegetative stage and proceed straight to flowering. A friend of mine grew some lovely flowers using them.


A novelty until someone fixes the problem with the ridiculously low yields that they produce.


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Ivan Dobsky wrote:
I'll be getting my ScrOG on the grow very soon! Just got to wait for the new carbon filter to arrive!

Have been hearing about some new things to grow called 'autos', which apparently skip the vegetative stage and proceed straight to flowering. A friend of mine grew some lovely flowers using them.

I bet we could have a wonderful conversation about plants........ It's been so long since I lived in NZ, I wonder if techniques have evolved? Judging by these posts it has. :shock: Carbon filters and autos!?? We had cages and crystal jelly. :D

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Current techniques in NZ seem to revolve around the principle that plants just want to grow and using earth, sun and water to help them if necessary - cheating a bit occasionally with slow release pellets.

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