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(no subject) [Jul. 8th, 2006|08:44 pm]
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Great luck with a tomato called Juliet. It is a cross between a cherry tomato and a roma. Makes big clusters. Doing well in a pot at my apartment. Try it next year. I found it at a local Lowes.
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a new community :) [Jan. 25th, 2006|12:04 am]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

To all members,

I hope you don't mind me promoting my community here, but I've just created my_green_thumbs. It is a place for people to share friendship through gardening, as well as discussion and advice, photography and art - anything plant oriented.

I hope you can find something in this botanical community that will interest and satisfy you.

Peace :)

The mod,


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(no subject) [Oct. 16th, 2005|10:28 am]
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As the year begins to close, and I begin the process of helping the garden in its preparations for the cold weather, I want to share some of the images that bring about my clearest and warmest memories of this summer. 

Today I am laying in:

12 lily flowering tulips, Tres Chic

24 double garden tulips Angelique

20 snakes head fritillary

6 allium bulgarium

and a huge wodge of other alliums including christophii, nigrum, globe master, purple sensation, and caeruleum

Join me in wishing them luck as they sleep and surge through the cold months to come.


Images of summer 2005Collapse )

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Two questions... [Jul. 19th, 2005|02:17 pm]
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First, someone's eating my lime basilsCollapse )What to do?

Second, this

(indoor plant, at least where I am) is flowering, I think... I've never seen this kind of plant flower before... heck, I don't even know what it's called... Can someone please enlighten me? :-)

Here's a closeupCollapse )

(crossposted to gardening, and urban_flowerpot, and my journal - kellysblues)
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Piccies [Jun. 24th, 2005|08:25 pm]
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Some photos from the garden today and this week, xposted.  Enjoy and suggestions welcome.

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(no subject) [Jun. 18th, 2005|05:36 pm]
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i was upgrading my best friend's website and i thought you might like to see some things she makes for gardens.......they are 4 to 6 feet tall...when i go visit her next month, i will take some pics in her actual yard so you can see them outside..she has all kinds of crazy stuff like this in her yard


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Birch trees and aphids [Jun. 15th, 2005|08:27 am]
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I'm hoping someone here might have an answer for me and the favorite element in my saucy garden, my weeping birch tree.

It is COVERED in aphids. Can they hurt/kill the tree? How do I get rid of them in a safe manner? It's a super tall tree in a tiny back yard and my dogs are out there often.

Please and thank you!

Crossposted to slices_of_eden and saucygardens
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(no subject) [May. 8th, 2005|11:55 am]
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Xposted all over the place, apologies.

Has any one grown any Datura (Angel's Trumpet,  Jimson Weed, Brugmansia) in the southern UK or similar climate?  I'd like to know:

  • Will I have to drag it inside in the winter?

  • Will it be warm enough for it to bloom?

  • Will it bloom in the first year?

  • Will the slugs devour it? 

  • If so, will I have high mystical slugs?  And therefore will the neighbour's cat, having eaten them, attain enlightenment?  Put another way, I have no children or pets, if I don't smoke it, eat it, grind it or otherwise tamper with it, is it as safe as, say, a foxglove?

Whereas I am aware of its uses, I am not growing it to use it for anything other than a decorative plant. It is legal and uncontrolled in Britain. 


An image of datura: Collapse )</P

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(no subject) [Apr. 24th, 2005|01:46 pm]
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I made a faerie house today.  My neighbors and husband concurr that I am a looney.  Oh, well.


The Pictures!Collapse )

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(no subject) [Apr. 22nd, 2005|10:18 am]
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Hiya folks.

I live in the UK, near Reading.

I am completely obsessed with the garden this year.  I have a big frilly cottage garden.  I need some suggestions for plants that flower but are not tasty to snails and slugs.  I have had success with these (below) and all the other painfully obvious cottage-y plants like that.  What I am after are July-September bloomers, and preferably hardy plants.  I am happy growing from seed.  I Just don't have what it takes to kill a slug unless it is literally inside my house.

Roses (obviously)








Cottage pinks




Dutchman's breeches





And, by the way, if you are curious, there's a list of plants snails and slug don't like!  :)

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