In the Garden

nonethewiser

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Patched up back lawn, no sooner did it birds were eating seed. Knew had some netting tucked away in back of shed so sorted thru it, found it & just had enough for job. Some of bare patches is with dog pissing, always goes for where washing pole is.
 

grovesy

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I have given up trying to get on top of our front lawn, as other half's car hardly moves off it at the moment so it has no chance.
 

Jodee

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Jodee

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Wonderful pictures everyone, its a joy to view them all, thank you for sharing.

Here are a couple more from my garden this past week.

Have a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.
 

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Jodee

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Reading @nonethewiser and @grovesy

I've had a devil of a job getting my lettuce seeds to germinate this year, your mention of birds eating the grass seed has made me think, this might be what is going on, although have tried some in the greenhouse and they didn't germinate either, thought maybe it was too hot in there for them with the high temperatures we have been having. (Could be dud seeds I guess)

The cucumber plant has not been able to cope with the heat in the greenhouse, I am not sure what I am going to do with it. I guess will have to try it outside later I've started a new plant.

Happy gardening everyone

Keep safe and well.
 

Ditto

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Hello all, thanks for sharing pix of gorgeous gardens. :)

I thought those plants were Snow-In-Summer and Sea Thrift but what do I know?! I was selling the wrong plant for years on eBay! Good grief. I could have been up!!

Never known this before. All the pink Peonies are over but now I have another bud! I'm not complaining. :)
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Contused

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<snip> just tried to upload a photo from my laptop and it is crossed out with a message 'The uploaded file is too large for the server to process' <snip>
I've noticed quite a few comments similar to this and wondered what was happening. When I came to process the photographs of our 'colourful corner' I found that my wife's image files were 14Mb to nearly 16Mb, while mine were around 5Mb to 6Mb. We discovered that my wife's images, photographed on her i-Phone 8, were taken using Apple's HDR process, which vastly increased the size of the image file. I used one of my image processing programs to reduce the file sizes, both hers and mine, and had absolutely no difficulty uploading them to an image hosting website.

My wife has decided to switch off the Apple HDR process in the smartphone's preferences so we can avoid the problem in future. I have no knowledge of Android phones, but imagine something similar may well be possible with them.

I hope this helps those of you who have been suffering this problem.
 

silentsquirrel

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Hello all, thanks for sharing pix of gorgeous gardens. :)

I thought those plants were Snow-In-Summer and Sea Thrift but what do I know?! I was selling the wrong plant for years on eBay! Good grief. I could have been up!!

Never known this before. All the pink Peonies are over but now I have another bud! I'm not complaining. :)
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Ditto, I also thought Snow-in-summer, except I couldn't remember the name until your post reminded me! We had a big clump of it in a garden 30-40 years ago, and I thought that was called Snow-in-summer, though may have been misinformed at the time. Been wracking my brain trying to remember the name! I have looked at pictures of both, but cannot decide.
 

eggyg

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Our red onions have taken a bit of a battering this weekend but the white ones aren’t as bad. They’re in different beds. Touch wood they are ok. Everything else doesn’t look too bad although the aquilegia has fallen over a bit, as usual, and the peonies.
 

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Ditto

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Lovely Grovesy, that's the look I'm aiming for... eggy I've never grown veg, apart from carrots once. I never get going that early in the year! Must try and be organised from now on... tidy up in Autumn and stuff instead of hibernating. My friend is making her Christmas Cakes this w/e, now that's what I call organised!

I luv my striped Petunia. These are some from 2015. Are these considered a bit naff like Begonias are? I don't have plant snobbery, I luvs everything. :D
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grovesy

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The colours in the last photo are muted to what they are in person. I am gradually plant out bedding plants a bit at a time.
 

eggyg

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I usually buy my hanging basket the last week in May, hoping the frosts have passed. I’ve tried making my own but they look pathetic. @Ditto I like petunias too. Nice and colourful, I like my baskets full of colour and they must have lobelia in of course. Not sure I’ll be able to get one this year. My eldest daughter works quite close to the garden centre we use so will ask her to look in. I bet it’ll be heaving.
 

trophywench

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I love petunias - another plant like Busy Lizzie that seems to enjoy plenty of water and doesn't seem to thrive well if you ignore them - so probably skating on thin ice to try and live with me for long!
 

nonethewiser

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I've had a devil of a job getting my lettuce seeds to germinate this year, your mention of birds eating the grass seed has made me think, this might be what is going on, although have tried some in the greenhouse and they didn't germinate either, thought maybe it was too hot in there for them with the high temperatures we have been having. (Could be dud seeds I guess)
No Percy Thrower, try pre soaking seeds before planting to help them sproat.
 

Robin

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We have these lovely Oriental poppies, which are glorious every year, but some of them always get attacked by something, which causes the stem just under the bud to turn black and sticky and shear off, as in the bottom photo.
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everydayupsanddowns

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We have these lovely Oriental poppies, which are glorious every year, but some of them always get attacked by something, which causes the stem just under the bud to turn black and sticky and shear off, as in the bottom photo.
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Seems you are not alone @Robin

Not sure if you’ll be able to read the photo of the newspaper article in this ‘Gardeners World’ forum thread?

 
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