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Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:24 am
by RagDoll
We don't have a garden which is a bit of a pain, but we've made our yard (we've nick-named it a yarden now, as it's not just a yard anymore, but not quite a garden!!) nicer by adding hanging baskets and tubs. I'm actually surprised at how well the flowers have survived considering I have no idea about gardening.

http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu60 ... Yarden.jpg

As I was saying to Dipsy in another thread, I want to grow something edible eventually, it's just having the time and inclination to get around to doing it!

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:57 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
snail wrote:dipsydoodlenoodle wrote:
I got called cheap and inexperienced...
Ah, yes, that brings back a few memories of dates I've had . . .


LOL!

Well my chilli is grown "oop norf" in a norf facing window and it's tiny, my bf's is in a south window and it's HUGE, far too big. I only want one chilli from it anyway, the chillis were bf's idea; I just said I'd steal a couple of seeds.

We can't grow tomatoes without some form of greenhouse thing and we don't have space for a green house thing.

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 10:58 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Your Yarden looks really nice.

I like your geraniums....mine grew HUGE; imagine a big geranium and triple it - they went to the big recycle bin in the sky this week cos they were just far too big!

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:11 pm
by RagDoll
Thanks :)

I like the elephant hanging basket most, haha.

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:26 pm
by Bel Bel
My hubby is growing chillis, very scared as he tends to make things really spicy :o

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:38 pm
by captainf
Ragdoll your 'yarden' does look nice. :)

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:11 pm
by dipsydoodlenoodle
RagDoll wrote:I like the elephant hanging basket most, haha.


me too, now you mentioned it was there

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:21 pm
by bellajennie
Mint planted in a belfast sink - to avoid it taking over the whole of my town!

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 9:21 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
bellajennie wrote:Mint planted in a belfast sink - to avoid it taking over the whole of my town!


Brilliant.

I bought 3 plants yesterday but I don't remember their names :(. I also ordered strawberry planters for my mass of baby plants...they arrived yesterday...it's a good job I bought loads of soil and sand on monday and spend ages mixing it and storing it...for my mam to use it all up and leave me with none and empty pots GRR.

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:22 pm
by captainf
Wow Dipsy you seem really into gardening!

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:27 am
by kerrie24
dipsydoodlenoodle wrote:it's a good job I bought loads of soil and sand on monday


what do you use the sand for?

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:00 am
by snail
Mixing with the soil to improve drainage I would think. It will depend on the soil and what you are planting.

Re: Gardening/Plants

PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:10 am
by dipsydoodlenoodle
Yea for drainage.

To be honest I only ever buy cheap-ish soil, most things get sand and soil mixed in. I like cheap soil, I have bought expensive stuff and it came with a whole load of bugs for which I am STILL trying to get rid of (It's been almost a year later). So I like cheapo soil as I've always found it bug free lol. The only issue with cheap-ish soil is that it has a lot of sticks/bark in it, I don't like it cos it always gets in my way but I just throw it away.

My two new empty strawberry plants are now (or will be by tonight) full of water :(. It's forecast bad weather all week as well...I also pulled my back yesterday so no heavy shifting of soil for me. :(