I bought 4 bags of compost online from Wickes & it was about a month for delivery! So yes, compost, toilet roll & plain flour seem to be the new gold measureVentured to the local garden centre today - they have been stripped of stock. And as for compost, apparently it is trading on the stock exchange at levels higher than gold.
I bought their last yellow Dahlia and a half-barrel in which to place it. This is perhaps one business which is making up for lost trade in the earlier stages of the lockdown. They are nice people so glad to see their till going ching-ching.
I have lots of Dianthus (pinks) in my garden. They have a lovely scent & are as tough as old boots. I have Great Tit chicks chirping noisily away in the nest box, but there seems to be just one parent feeding them. I`m not sure if that`s normal but there are lots of one parent families around these days.I bought 4 bags of compost online from Wickes & it was about a month for delivery! So yes, compost, toilet roll & plain flour seem to be the new gold measure
Thankfully, there is a little independent shop near me that sells all sorts of lovely plants as well as being a greengrocer. I bought some saxifrage from there last week & some dianthus today. Trying to build up a stock of slug resistant flowering plants as I have a lot of shrubs & not many flowers.
When i cut the grass I leave a big piece of land with dandelions buttercups and daisies for the bees. they live under the shed. their entrance is through a brick.so i dont move it.
I think you need to speak to our resident gardening expert, Edifi.Does anyone know if mock orange can be propagated from cuttings? If so when is the best time to do it?
I have a huge one in my garden that needs cutting back drastically as it got too big & is taking up a lot of space. Pretty sure it will come back OK, but if I can get cuttings as an insurance policy that would be great.
eco gardens are the best nicoI reminisce a lot, always have. I have been thinking about peoples' gardens that I know. How beautiful they are. And different. Which one it the best etc. And then I thought about when I was growing up, a neighbour said we had the worst garden in the street, which was like water off a duck's back to us. And I had a very happy childhood and was blissfully happy in our 'terrible' garden.The dog cats and rabbits liked it. As did the wildlife and we had loads of grasshoppers bees butterflies and assorted caterpillars. Dad taught me the names of the butterflies. We had a low tin picnic table doubling as a tray and deck chairs and picnic chairs on the crazy paving full of weeds. Sunday tea outside. Milk and biscuits in the long grass with the local children, playing jungles. Anyway out of the 15 gardens since lockdown, we came 6th. !