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Tyburn
02-16-2013, 03:48 PM
There are a few of us on this forum who like Gardening, whether it be landscape Garden creations, or some kinda horticultural collection, or simply vegetable patch/allotment stuff.

I thought people might like to share some of there stuff...I have lots of stuff and I will share...people might complain about that, but YOU are welcome to post your Gardening stuff like pictures and updates here also.

I have a rather funny video of me trying to construct a greenhouse in my patio to help with propergation...its fourty mins condenced into just five...so its speeded up...I dont half move :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoKm5pO2Y60

Neezar
02-16-2013, 05:32 PM
Here is my greenhouse:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/87/French_Garden_at_Duke_Gardens.jpg/800px-French_Garden_at_Duke_Gardens.jpg

Irish Pride
02-18-2013, 05:52 PM
Dr. Green Thumb? Paging Dr. Green Thumb....

Bonnie
02-18-2013, 07:35 PM
There are a few of us on this forum who like Gardening, whether it be landscape Garden creations, or some kinda horticultural collection, or simply vegetable patch/allotment stuff.

I thought people might like to share some of there stuff...I have lots of stuff and I will share...people might complain about that, but YOU are welcome to post your Gardening stuff like pictures and updates here also.

I have a rather funny video of me trying to construct a greenhouse in my patio to help with propergation...its fourty mins condenced into just five...so its speeded up...I dont half move :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoKm5pO2Y60

That was funny, Dave! :laugh: It was kind of like watching one of those old black and white silent films except you're in color. :laugh:

Your greenhouse is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, are you putting planters/pots in there with planted seeds or seedlings?

flo
02-18-2013, 08:25 PM
OMG, a gardening thread!!!!!!!! Did I tell you how much I love you, Dave? :) I have 700+ pictures of my plants in the garden file. :happydancing:

That is a nifty little greenhouse for starting seeds. I speeded the video up even more ;-) I don't have a greenhouse, but I've got the tender plants that have to be schlepped inside every winter down to 4. Good for you to try some propagation.

Neez's greenhouse is amazing, where does she find the time?!?

:Whistle:

I will limit myself to 2 pictures, the foliage (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/Trachystemonorientalis2_zps7dbf5305.jpg) and blossoms (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/trachys2_zpsd11cda97.jpg) of Trachystemon orientalis, more commonly known as Russian borage. The leaves are huge and fuzzy, the unusual flowers bloom just as the leaves start to emerge. Last fall I divided the mother plant into about a dozen new starts so now it's scattered throughout my different garden areas.

Bonnie
02-18-2013, 09:48 PM
OMG, a gardening thread!!!!!!!! Did I tell you how much I love you, Dave? :) I have 700+ pictures of my plants in the garden file. :happydancing:

That is a nifty little greenhouse for starting seeds. I speeded the video up even more ;-) I don't have a greenhouse, but I've got the tender plants that have to be schlepped inside every winter down to 4. Good for you to try some propagation.

Neez's greenhouse is amazing, where does she find the time?!?

:Whistle:

I will limit myself to 2 pictures, the foliage (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/Trachystemonorientalis2_zps7dbf5305.jpg) and blossoms (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/trachys2_zpsd11cda97.jpg) of Trachystemon orientalis, more commonly known as Russian borage. The leaves are huge and fuzzy, the unusual flowers bloom just as the leaves start to emerge. Last fall I divided the mother plant into about a dozen new starts so now it's scattered throughout my different garden areas.

I expected the flowers to be larger in size since the leaves are so big; just looking at them you'd think they were separate plants from each other, very pretty. :)

flo
02-19-2013, 01:25 AM
Thanks, Bonnie! No, the flowers are probably an inch long while the leaves are easily 2' long or more.

County Mike
02-19-2013, 12:04 PM
Sometimes I do a little gardening.

http://www.365horrormovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/motel-hell-560.jpg

Tyburn
02-21-2013, 07:58 PM
That was funny, Dave! :laugh: It was kind of like watching one of those old black and white silent films except you're in color. :laugh:

Your greenhouse is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, are you putting planters/pots in there with planted seeds or seedlings?

Yes...its only a small Greenhouse...I am using it to raise my seedlings as an overflow, before they get planted in the vegetable patch. I will keep most growing inside...but I dont have a lot of space, so I will use the greenhouse also.

I've so far put some bulbs I need to plant this weekend in their, and started off my Potatoes Chitting :laugh:

Tyburn
02-21-2013, 08:00 PM
OMG, a gardening thread!!!!!!!! Did I tell you how much I love you, Dave? :) I have 700+ pictures of my plants in the garden file. :happydancing:

That is a nifty little greenhouse for starting seeds. I speeded the video up even more ;-) I don't have a greenhouse, but I've got the tender plants that have to be schlepped inside every winter down to 4. Good for you to try some propagation.

.

:ashamed::laugh:

Feel free to contribute as many pictures as you want :cool:

Your like a Professional Gardener compared to I :)

Tyburn
03-04-2013, 06:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n3BPSjEmHk

Time to start Chitting the potatoes!!

Neezar
03-04-2013, 08:01 PM
What is chitting? :laugh:

twinsmama
03-06-2013, 07:58 PM
What is chitting? :laugh:

fertilizing?!?:laugh:

MattHughesRocks
03-06-2013, 08:53 PM
:happy0198: :happy0198: :happy0198:

No idea :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
What is chitting? :laugh:

County Mike
03-07-2013, 10:57 AM
fertilizing?!?:laugh:

Sounds like it.

So, I was chitting in my garden to help the tulips grow....

VCURamFan
03-07-2013, 12:16 PM
Sounds like it.

So, I was chitting in my garden to help the tulips grow....
I think you can get arrested for that...:unsure-1: :ninja:

Tyburn
03-07-2013, 12:23 PM
What is chitting? :laugh:

Chitting is the process when you expose seed potatoes to light and heat and wait for them to sprout...infact if you leave them long enough in the dark they will start to chit aswell.

it has nothing to do with adding a fertilizer :rolleyes:

Neezar
03-07-2013, 01:13 PM
Sounds like it.

So, I was chitting in my garden to help the tulips grow....


:laugh::laugh::laugh:

Silverback
03-07-2013, 02:13 PM
I think you can get arrested for that...:unsure-1: :ninja:

Not on that side of the mud puddle.:ninja::ninja::w00t:

County Mike
03-07-2013, 06:05 PM
Speaking of Tulips: I've heard you can make good money planting tulips.






You can start by planting your tu lips right here! (hah)

flo
03-08-2013, 04:27 AM
Speaking of Tulips: I've heard you can make good money planting tulips.






You can start by planting your tu lips right here! (hah)

G-R-O-A-N


:ninja:

Tyburn
03-08-2013, 11:50 AM
G-R-O-A-N


:ninja:

:laugh: as a friend of mine who helps me do the flowers at work always says...Daffs for your piano...and Tulips for your organ.

I think he wants Tulips for his organ :laugh:

Tyburn
03-08-2013, 06:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nObRuim4s8

its a look around my terraced grounds as Spring has now Sprung :w00t:

Play The Man
03-10-2013, 08:46 AM
OMG, a gardening thread!!!!!!!! Did I tell you how much I love you, Dave? :) I have 700+ pictures of my plants in the garden file. :happydancing:

That is a nifty little greenhouse for starting seeds. I speeded the video up even more ;-) I don't have a greenhouse, but I've got the tender plants that have to be schlepped inside every winter down to 4. Good for you to try some propagation.

Neez's greenhouse is amazing, where does she find the time?!?

:Whistle:

I will limit myself to 2 pictures, the foliage (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/Trachystemonorientalis2_zps7dbf5305.jpg) and blossoms (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/trachys2_zpsd11cda97.jpg) of Trachystemon orientalis, more commonly known as Russian borage. The leaves are huge and fuzzy, the unusual flowers bloom just as the leaves start to emerge. Last fall I divided the mother plant into about a dozen new starts so now it's scattered throughout my different garden areas.

I'm not into gardening but I saw an interesting documentary on Netflix streaming called The Botany of Desire. It is about how human desires for beauty, sweetness, euphoria, etc. have altered plant life over the centuries. It focused on four plants - tulips, potatoes, marijuana, and apples. You might enjoy the part about tulips and the Dutch "tulipomania" economic bubble of the 1630's. They went into some depth about the Semper Augustus tulip variation. I recommend the documentary.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cc/Semper_Augustus_Tulip_17th_century.jpg/220px-Semper_Augustus_Tulip_17th_century.jpg

flo
03-10-2013, 07:45 PM
I'm not into gardening but I saw an interesting documentary on Netflix streaming called The Botany of Desire. It is about how human desires for beauty, sweetness, euphoria, etc. have altered plant life over the centuries. It focused on four plants - tulips, potatoes, marijuana, and apples. You might enjoy the part about tulips and the Dutch "tulipomania" economic bubble of the 1630's. They went into some depth about the Semper Augustus tulip variation. I recommend the documentary.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/cc/Semper_Augustus_Tulip_17th_century.jpg/220px-Semper_Augustus_Tulip_17th_century.jpg



I've heard of the book, didn't realize they made a documentary about it! I'll check it out. Sounds like the same way our pets have evolved through the different breeds and the attributes that were "desirable". Not always a good thing, for sure. Thanks for the recommendation, PTM!

Tyburn
06-24-2013, 06:45 PM
You wont believe this...But I just managed, after three years on a waiting list to get an allottment...I shall have videos and stuff in the comming weeks...Mother and I have joint ownership :laugh:

Tyburn
06-24-2013, 07:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eHwGKEKGBY

Dealing with strawberries and furrow orbs :laugh:

Tyburn
06-30-2013, 10:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyTR462cW9E

More from my Allotment :laugh:

Tyburn
07-08-2013, 08:00 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqkNWu87g_Y

Down at the allotment :w00t:

Tyburn
07-20-2013, 01:30 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiPa26SCsVk

This video shows you Peskey the Blackbird who is nesting near our allotment, in the bushes of the communal area. He is nesting, has a mate, and he likes to try and steal our produce.

it also shows you my attempts at netting brassicas to save them from the pigeons, and a huge red current bush whilst the produce is ripening!

Tyburn
07-20-2013, 01:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSxhLj0UGOw

Tasting the first fruits harvest, including strawberries and gooseberries of the inherited stock :)

Tyburn
07-22-2013, 09:56 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Goeclu1_zUM

An allotment Status report :laugh:

Tyburn
08-07-2013, 11:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7Q1NwKrOJE

I think someone has vandalized my red current bush :sad:

Bonnie
08-08-2013, 12:57 AM
Looks like a lot of work, Dave, but your fruit looked beautiful. I like sweet strawberries and other fruits as well.

Who is Sue and is this land you garden, yours? Is it near your home?

Tyburn
08-09-2013, 09:58 PM
Looks like a lot of work, Dave, but your fruit looked beautiful. I like sweet strawberries and other fruits as well.

Who is Sue and is this land you garden, yours? Is it near your home?

:laugh: Sue is Mother :ashamed:

During the second world war the Government tried to get people to become self-sufficient...they called it "Dig for Victory" ever sinse then it is written in law that the local council must provide a certain amount of land for public cultivation of fruit and vegetables.

In Harrogate there is about six sites...we call them "Allotments" each site has measured squares of land. Some of them are run by the council, and some the council sold to private owners, but both do the same. They rent out the plotts of land to normal people.

Sadly, there is a VERY long waiting list...it took Sue and I THREE YEARS to get a plott.

The Allotment is at North Outfall, which is almost exactly between Markenfield and Mornington. For Mother it takes about ten mins if that by car...for me its something a little different...it takes me an hour to walk from work to the allotment, and a further fourty mins to walk from my allotment to home...it ends up being a round trip of about three-four miles

I walk to work in the morning, a mile, thirty five moments, then I walk the entire ringways all the way to the entrance to the gorge, another mile, and then I break off through the fields to arrive at north outfall. Once I leave the allotment I travel down the bilton corridor, through Knox...and then I have to cross a dairy farm and I come out near the round about woodlands, and its easy home from there.

I visit the allotment on Wed and Thurs pm after work...sometimes on a Monday, and always on a sunday :laugh: Sue goes Monday, Tuesday, Wed and Sunday also. No one does Friday or Saturday :laugh:

Tyburn
08-09-2013, 10:02 PM
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Harrogate&hl=en&ll=54.01019,-1.535769&spn=0.026581,0.054846&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=6.996284,14.040527&oq=harrogate&hnear=Harrogate,+North+Yorkshire,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=14

If you look on the map, there is a yellow round a bout on a yellow marked road in the upper left of the map. I live basically off the page after that round about. if you look across towards the right you will find Willow Wood...the allotment is close to there. Now look above that and you will see bilton woods and the gorge its marked Viaduct wood, and you see the line coming out of that wood, that line goes down the whole map, bending to the lower left where it bisects that yellow road...well, again, off the map is the start of that line, where I work.

In the morning, I just walk right up that yellow road...its called Skipton Road.

Play The Man
08-09-2013, 11:21 PM
:laugh: Sue is Mother :ashamed:

During the second world war the Government tried to get people to become self-sufficient...they called it "Dig for Victory" ever sinse then it is written in law that the local council must provide a certain amount of land for public cultivation of fruit and vegetables.

In Harrogate there is about six sites...we call them "Allotments" each site has measured squares of land. Some of them are run by the council, and some the council sold to private owners, but both do the same. They rent out the plotts of land to normal people.

Sadly, there is a VERY long waiting list...it took Sue and I THREE YEARS to get a plott.

The Allotment is at North Outfall, which is almost exactly between Markenfield and Mornington. For Mother it takes about ten mins if that by car...for me its something a little different...it takes me an hour to walk from work to the allotment, and a further fourty mins to walk from my allotment to home...it ends up being a round trip of about three-four miles

I walk to work in the morning, a mile, thirty five moments, then I walk the entire ringways all the way to the entrance to the gorge, another mile, and then I break off through the fields to arrive at north outfall. Once I leave the allotment I travel down the bilton corridor, through Knox...and then I have to cross a dairy farm and I come out near the round about woodlands, and its easy home from there.

I visit the allotment on Wed and Thurs pm after work...sometimes on a Monday, and always on a sunday :laugh: Sue goes Monday, Tuesday, Wed and Sunday also. No one does Friday or Saturday :laugh:

You should buy a cheap, used bicycle. It seems like you are spending a lot of time walking. A bike would get you to your destination faster and still give you exercise.

Tyburn
08-10-2013, 04:04 PM
Whilst that is true, I decided against it for several reasons. Firstly in England you are not really supposed to cycle on the pavement, which is why everyone takes their cycling proficiency test whilst in school...I failed mine twice :sad:

Secondly, for obvious reasons this is a summer time thing only. As eventually it will be dark in the afternoon BEFORE I leave work, the main time for doing this is only 6 months of the year...we have maybe a month and a half left, before I am restricted to sundays and mondays only.

By next year I hope to have permanent transport, so I dont need to worry about future summers

Finally...walking is better then cycling I think :ashamed:

I do actually still have a plantation in my own back garden which will be finished at the end of this year and moved permanently to the allotment...but here is an update on it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y7ADqlK4hA

Tyburn
08-19-2013, 10:20 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvuX38ZFLx0

The latest from the Allotment :) I have a very big lettuce :laugh:

Tyburn
08-25-2013, 11:38 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d07JbXH54nI

White currents, new paths, and cabbage White Butterflies! :laugh:

Tyburn
08-26-2013, 12:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvlLrUWY6vU

My Pumpkins have gone across my path :laugh:

Tyburn
08-31-2013, 05:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncNa0OEtz70

Me harvesting the potatoes from my Garden (not the allotment!)

Bonnie
08-31-2013, 11:14 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncNa0OEtz70

Me harvesting the potatoes from my Garden (not the allotment!)

You are fast! :laugh:

Hey, that looked like a zucchini you picked in your other video I clicked on, but you were calling it something else? :unsure-1: Have you ever cooked zucchini? It's great sautéed, but don't over cook it, it cooks fast and it will get too soft. :)

So, those are going to be "mini" pumpkins? They looked yellow, do they turn orange as they ripen?

Tyburn
09-01-2013, 04:05 PM
You are fast! :laugh:

Hey, that looked like a zucchini you picked in your other video I clicked on, but you were calling it something else? :unsure-1: Have you ever cooked zucchini? It's great sautéed, but don't over cook it, it cooks fast and it will get too soft. :)

So, those are going to be "mini" pumpkins? They looked yellow, do they turn orange as they ripen?

:laugh: Ah yes. In England and Europe they call those Courgettes...but in the United States and other places, they call them Zucchini. They are infact one and the same...although you can get a yellow coloured veriaty, which just to make it more difficult, English people DO call the yellow ones Zucchini!

The other difference ive noticed (I work in fruit and veg retail, near the American Base called Menwith Hill in England) is that Aubergines are called something else by Americans. These are big, purple/black above ground tubors which the Americans call "Eggplants"

I cook both Aubergines, and courgettes in the same way...I always roast them (sometimes I steam aubergines though)

The other Growths are indeed Pumpkins...I hope they will grow about five times their current size in the next month and a half. I have NEVER grown Pumpkins before...one of my friends who lives near by was sad by my hatred of Halloween, though she understood my objection, she was sad that I couldnt join in the fun...so she suggested that we have our own fun this year on Halloween instead, and pick a seasonal vegetable, Pumpkins, and have a pumpkin growing conpetition, which would bring much joy across the whole year, and then rafle them off and raise money for charity at Halloween. :laugh:

I said okay...the really bad thing about it is...all her Pumpkin plants died....the birds came and ate all her seeds...so I WIN :laugh: so long as I can get one to last until November :happydancing:

Tyburn
09-08-2013, 06:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCYpMPp9oJc my brassica have been invaded...by ceterpillars!! :scared0015:

Tyburn
09-09-2013, 01:27 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVte3x2Hno8 its time for a full update on all the developments at the allotment :)

Tyburn
09-11-2013, 09:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSCVXtNARZQ

September at Markenfield Terrace Garden :)

Tyburn
09-24-2013, 06:12 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7My3IlUpHw

Three months since Allotment acquizition :happydancing:

Tyburn
10-13-2013, 04:56 PM
Franken-Tomatoes :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YwvYpfNAMM

Tyburn
11-11-2013, 08:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwoXkEyw3Jg

Savoy Cabbage Harvest has begun!! :laugh:

Neezar
11-26-2013, 12:28 AM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/Moonflower2_zpsa51cd87c.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/Moonflower2_zpsa51cd87c.jpg.html)

flo
11-26-2013, 07:02 AM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/Moonflower2_zpsa51cd87c.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/Moonflower2_zpsa51cd87c.jpg.html)

What is that, Neez? Is that your yard? The blossom looks like clematis but the leaf doesn't. So you're a gardener as well? Inquiring minds want to know!

Anyway, it's beautiful.

Neezar
11-27-2013, 02:49 AM
What is that, Neez? Is that your yard? The blossom looks like clematis but the leaf doesn't. So you're a gardener as well? Inquiring minds want to know!

Anyway, it's beautiful.

Yes, that is in my backyard. It is a moonflower. The bloom opens up late evening/dusk and the next morning falls off. But they bloom so fast you have more by the next night. I had 33 blooms one night! :w00t:

Neezar
11-27-2013, 02:51 AM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/Moonflower_zps3dc3adfc.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/Moonflower_zps3dc3adfc.jpg.html)

In this one you can see how big the blooms are.

flo
11-27-2013, 04:24 AM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/Moonflower_zps3dc3adfc.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/Moonflower_zps3dc3adfc.jpg.html)

In this one you can see how big the blooms are.

That is one beautiful child!!!

Yes, the blossoms look much bigger in perspective. I'll have to look them up, I'm not familiar with them but I suspect they are too tender for my zone (8). I love your underplanting.

rearnakedchoke
11-27-2013, 01:29 PM
well, we had our first snow fall today ... looking at those pics is nice!!!!!

Neezar
11-27-2013, 04:00 PM
well, we had our first snow fall today ... looking at those pics is nice!!!!!

I love snow! Probably because we don't get it often.

Neezar
11-27-2013, 04:03 PM
That is one beautiful child!!!

Yes, the blossoms look much bigger in perspective. I'll have to look them up, I'm not familiar with them but I suspect they are too tender for my zone (8). I love your underplanting.

Yeah, I really had to baby them even here. You aren't supposed to move them outside until it is consistently 70 degrees daily. I think they are actually a tropical plant. But once they take off they go crazy!

Here is when they were babies and I had just moved them outside.

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/1318_zps8191bf0f.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/1318_zps8191bf0f.jpg.html)

Neezar
11-27-2013, 04:06 PM
That is one beautiful child!!!



Oh, and thank you! :biggrin-1:

Neezar
11-27-2013, 04:20 PM
A little older....lol
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/Resampled_2013-06-25_06-09-56_688_zps6f6f2e28.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/Resampled_2013-06-25_06-09-56_688_zps6f6f2e28.jpg.html)

Neezar
11-27-2013, 04:21 PM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/Resampled_2013-08-25_19-05-53_687_zps040882e6.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/Resampled_2013-08-25_19-05-53_687_zps040882e6.jpg.html)

:cool:

flo
11-27-2013, 06:15 PM
I love before and after pictures. You have a very good eye for design. After all these years, I still tend to plant too close together...:rolleyes:

Someone asked me once when the garden would be finished and I said "When I'm dead". :laugh::laugh::laugh:

Tyburn
11-27-2013, 08:11 PM
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i47/neezar086/Moonflower2_zpsa51cd87c.jpg (http://s69.photobucket.com/user/neezar086/media/Moonflower2_zpsa51cd87c.jpg.html)

Moon flower is a Generic name given to a lot of different types of plant, that flowers at night rather then day...I suspect thats ipomoea...which is for all intense a purposes, a night flowering clemetis...the thing to watch with this is that once established they can become impossible to destroy, and they grow the speed of weeds...rapid, rapid, rapid.

I have been at war with a Celemtis ever since I moved to Markenfield...its actually a type of honeysuckle...OMG it is impossible to get rid of :scared0015: I've tried everything from pruning back to a barren stump...to burrying the carcass in stone, and covering it with plastic sheeting...the plant wont die, it simply tunnels along the surface, or under the surface and pops up again :frantics:

Beautiful...but be very sure to keep it under control...dont be afraid to prune it...trust me, thats probably on your property for life:laugh:

All your gardens are so much nicer and better then mine :unsure-1::ashamed::laugh:

Neezar
11-27-2013, 09:26 PM
Moon flower is a Generic name given to a lot of different types of plant, that flowers at night rather then day...I suspect thats ipomoea...which is for all intense a purposes, a night flowering clemetis...the thing to watch with this is that once established they can become impossible to destroy, and they grow the speed of weeds...rapid, rapid, rapid.

I have been at war with a Celemtis ever since I moved to Markenfield...its actually a type of honeysuckle...OMG it is impossible to get rid of :scared0015: I've tried everything from pruning back to a barren stump...to burrying the carcass in stone, and covering it with plastic sheeting...the plant wont die, it simply tunnels along the surface, or under the surface and pops up again :frantics:

Beautiful...but be very sure to keep it under control...dont be afraid to prune it...trust me, thats probably on your property for life:laugh:

All your gardens are so much nicer and better then mine :unsure-1::ashamed::laugh:

The winters are too cold here for it to come back next spring. I have to buy new seeds and start over each year. I wished it would come back!

flo
11-27-2013, 09:54 PM
All your gardens are so much nicer and better then mine :unsure-1::ashamed::laugh:

No they aren't!! It's all subjective and the main thing is that you are planting!!! :happydancing:

Actually, clematis is a completely separate family although some of the blooms look similar. Ipomoea, Morning glory and sweet potato are all related genera in their own family. I think that gorgeous white-blossomed vine of Neez's is Ipomoea alba...

Tyburn
11-28-2013, 05:44 PM
The winters are too cold here for it to come back next spring. I have to buy new seeds and start over each year. I wished it would come back!

:blink: You live in a Clime where Winter kills Clematis :huh:

Your virtually on the Tropics no :huh: I am at the latitude of Southern Canada, and my Winters have next to no impact on such plants...except, to send them into all too brief dormancy.

What sort of Tempritures in Winter do you experience???...I thought you were also in a coastal state, so surely the waters helps maintain a slightly higher temp then inland...I mean...if you want to know what a body of water can do...look at Chicago in mind winter...burried under a tonne of snow...look at London...not even a flake :laugh:

Tyburn
11-28-2013, 05:54 PM
No they aren't!! It's all subjective and the main thing is that you are planting!!! :happydancing:

Actually, clematis is a completely separate family although some of the blooms look similar. Ipomoea, Morning glory and sweet potato are all related genera in their own family. I think that gorgeous white-blossomed vine of Neez's is Ipomoea alba...

Sweet potato you say....we had thought of growing that in the allotment, but we ran out of money for the seed potatoes :laugh:

My Garden is a little haphazard....more has died then lived...I have finally got my Cordyline to live, my ornimental grasses are large enough now that they dont really die back in winter....The fan palm has its leaves burned by wind, but it perserveres, the date palm litterally dies almost a death in winter, and then grows a couple of new shoots in the summer, and then the winter comes and it nearly dies again...the red hot poker grasses grow, but wont flower, the bulbs are confused and try to grow in autumn as they should do in spring. Two out of three lupins survive, but only one looks good. The mini pine hasnt done a thing in a year, the holly is somehow dying, the rock plants are spreading at less then a cm per year...the alpines and the heathers look the worse for wear, the accidental planting of a water reed has thrived because it bloody rains so much, and Nana I will admit looked dead over winter and then took over half the whole garden, and the fluffy blue bell flowers but constantly gets swamped by next doors weed filled boarder, the stupid Cyclamin grows UNDERNEITH the Cabbage Lilly in near complete darkness...everything else, the canana, the bananaplants, the yukkas, and those colourful plants, celosia and marigolds became extinct...the hellibourosorientalis has been through hell and high waters but is huge and gives great winter flowers...and the rhodedendron...well..we dont talk about that :laugh:

Whereas all your gardens are like structured and neat, with decorative brick boarders, and the proper soils for the proper plants... :ashamed:

flo
11-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Your rhododendron didn't DIE, did it??? :scared0011: :cry:

Tyburn
11-30-2013, 01:55 PM
Your rhododendron didn't DIE, did it??? :scared0011: :cry:

No...actually, it seems to have adapted...its looking more healthy, I havent yet decided whether to leave it, or to dig it into a pot...:ninja:

Tyburn
01-12-2014, 08:49 PM
After a month of over the festive period I made my return to the allotment today, to find it covered with frost :laugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-Zx8-kSFbE

Tyburn
02-09-2014, 07:42 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OV0T8jue5o

A very quick allotment update...my purple sprouting broccoli is ready to harvest!!:happydancing:

Tyburn
02-24-2014, 06:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orqoINv89Pc

Raspberry canes, lavendar, and dry wood fencing :laugh: