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How is your garden looking today?

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Fri 22 Feb, 2019 11:37 pm
@farmerman,
Yeah farmer, where most of them are growing are around the base of some knockout roses, so it creates a fuller look for them. Yes too for doing anything, planting, furnishing, art etc in 3’s.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 23 Feb, 2019 12:16 am
@chai2,
we "soften up" some clumps by letting pink fennel grow,(it like dill, its not a perennial but it seeds itself). The fennel is NOT edible but its fethery like and smells with that distinctive licorice odor that is so fenocchio like.
The whispy fronds are sorta green pinkish red and we have them with the smaller and bigger blue salvias and those new pink and red and white zinnias, The fennels draw in all kinds of swallowtail butterfly varieties and they giv us these fennel eatin caterpillars.
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Thinkzinc
 
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Reply Sun 17 Mar, 2019 05:47 am
@chai2,
This looks like the echinacea in my garden :-)
Other thoughts I have are comfrey or perhaps a rudbeckia.
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diyflowerarranging
 
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Reply Fri 6 Dec, 2019 02:16 am
Stuff truly prefers to develop here. Presently, concerning the back yard, stuff truly prefers to develop here!
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Jonny Cumbo
 
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Reply Sun 5 Jan, 2020 10:45 pm
What is this plant and is it toxic to dogs?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/TE9dcxKLCxfVzu627
This is in Perth, Western Australia in my back yard.
Cheers,
Jonny
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jess007
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2020 03:29 pm
@Thinkzinc,
My garden is always full of roses...
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 9 Mar, 2020 06:07 pm
@jess007,
planted lettuce plants and sewed mesculen mix seeds in a cold frame
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Thinkzinc
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2020 05:10 pm
Garden is looking good, been a dry and sunny April in Scotland. Actually the grass is starting to yellow, need a little rain! With all the garden centres closed I have been trying to get some annual bedding plants on the go; marigolds, godetia, antirrhinum, calendula and nasturtiums. Veg wise, got some peas, courgette and squash growing; my beans don't seem to be germinating though. Wee tomato plants are looking good. Trying cucamelon again this year... last try wasn't very successful, here's hoping. So glad to have a garden during the epidemic, very lucky :-) Hope everyone is well.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 28 Apr, 2020 08:15 pm
@Thinkzinc,
is there a common name for godettia? I want to see it. Im looking for some various shade loving ground covers .Right now We have a section that lies beneath a great pin oak that is full of these "Purple Deanettle" . They look neat for about a week when all the purple is out and its in a time of year thats usually wet and leafless(just before tulips bloom0. Then all the leves dey and it looks like ****.

Ive got all my cool weather crops in. Sugar Pod Peas by the mile, lettuce, mesculen, radishes, beets, carrots. (Ill not plant onions anymore, I can get em better at the market .

Im trying blueberries and service berries again. This year I dug several holes really deep with my tractor and filled each hole with about a half bale of peat moss (acidification, our soil is too sweet for blueberries without lotsa sulfur or peat moss.

Thinkzinc
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2020 03:00 am
@farmerman,
Farmerman, you may know godetia as clarkia https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/84578/Clarkia-amoena/Details
They are great bedding plants and I find they usually self seed a bit too, giving me a few early extra plants the next year.
Your crops sound fantastic. Good luck with the blueberries! I have killed so many blueberry plants over the years, even in pots of peat! I think they don't like pots but my garden doesn't have suitable soil. I have some beets on the go, they are very tiny, but unfortunately I never seem to get great results in the garden, they tend to bolt and only develop the tiniest, hardest little roots!
Regarding shade loving plants, my favourite is hosta. Would take a while to ground cover with them, and probably quite expensive to try that. But I have quite a lot in pots at the shadowy side of the house, and they look beautiful! They are just starting to unfurl their first little leaves at the moment, lovely!
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2020 04:33 am
@Thinkzinc,
I have a hosta area and we love em except they are like a smorgasboard for deer. Deer dont only like to look at em. My hostas lay beneath a gnarly crab apple that Ive been pruning into a huge bonsai in the last 25 years. Im almost ready to get a pet cougar and not feed it . No, thats pobably not well thought out.
Hostas are not a problem around here, everybody has loads of varietals and are happy to share cause the plants do seed easily and are easily divided(and need a good dividing every 3 years or so.
We have a hosta swap thing in early summr just before they flower
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2020 04:36 am
@Thinkzinc,
Do clarkia look like petunias. Ill go to my big book of plnts that can grow in zone 6.5
Thinkzinc
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2020 03:23 pm
@farmerman,
The hosta swap sounds fantastic! Never really had hostas self seed round here. Have sometimes wondered about buying some hosta seeds to try growing them from scratch, maybe I'll do that!
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Thinkzinc
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2020 03:25 pm
@farmerman,
They are similar size flowers to petunias, godetia plants tend to be a little taller. They are happy in similar conditions to petunias, but are a little hardier.
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 29 Apr, 2020 03:59 pm
@Thinkzinc,
I found em in a book of native wildflowers. They are native to our west coast, they dont like it on the est cost. I dont blame em, too many people.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sun 3 May, 2020 04:00 pm
@farmerman,
spent this very warm Sunday MAKING VITAMIN D. I planted my sweet taters, some more Romaine lettuce seedlings. Pimped up the soil around the patio walls To receive dahlias and zinnia, and planted my first row of yella beans.

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Ak----Erkeee
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2020 08:12 am
With such a mild winter and early spring this year, my garden is blooming marvellous! I have all my bedding plants planted out already, and the vegetable patch is full of life too - pea pods are ripening already! I even had some little carrots thinned out for a salad, alongside the radishes and little gem lettuce! I am even ready to pick my first cucumber from the greenhouse!! Warm sunshine each day, with handy showers in the evening saving on watering time!
I've got a feeling this is going to be a great summer for the garden!
roger
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2020 09:57 am
@Ak----Erkeee,
I've heard that from several zones.
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