Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by BLT, Mar 27, 2014.
We have amazing sunflower fields nearby each year, but I don't think we'll make it out this year.
We discovered that the two large fence cover shrubs in our backyard are in fact lilac bushes! Very exciting. One of them has the start of blooms and the other is just buds still. This means that TG will need to get on a ladder to deadhead it after the season. Looks like the previous owners only did that up to where they could reach from the ground. Still exciting!
That is awesome. We have a lilac and it is so beautiful when it is blooming, and they look great in a squatty bud vase (and last 4-5 days). If I could blow glass right now, I would send you one like mine.
I have one lilac bush in my backyard and I sniff it every time I go outside.
Ugh I love lilacs but we don’t have any here. I planted one at the old house but it wasn’t big enough to flower before we moved. The backyard neighbors had a whole hedge though and I’d go sniff them whenever I let the dog out.
It's such a nice day here! Just transplanted some lillies that weren't super happy where they were and filled in the hole with my black eyed susan seeds. Then moved to the backyard and planted more of the same seeds plus sunflowers and begonias.
Not sure if the sunflowers will take. I tried to germinate indoors but just wasn't having success. It's consistently warm and sunny now though so I may have some outside luck.
I'm such a novice still. I wish I could have my Mom or Aunt over to walk me through this. Most of what I have planted over the last few months is thriving but I just don't know how big things will get or whether or not I've spaced my plants correctly. I may have to take good notes this year in case things need to be moved around next spring.
Good luck with the sunflowers! In my experience they’re generally super easy to grow, but IDK how they do in colder climates.
I got my seeds today and will plant tomorrow. Worst case scenario we’re out 3 bucks.
Someone please tell me there is a (herbicide free) solution to fucking morning glory.
Year three of fighting this stuff is wearing me down, man.
Just pull it forever. It’s the worst.
Counterpoint: goat yoga.
Has anyone managed to successfully rid their garden of ivy? We have a huge patch in the communal garden that is filled with all sorts of crap from years of neglect. I want to tackle it because E is drawn to it like a moth to a flame. It's such hard work and I'm trying to get all the roots out but some of them are for sure being missed.
I would go to chemical warfare personally. I know that’s not everyone’s choice, and if so same applies - you just gotta pull the shit out.
Like what level of chemical warfare? Cover the whole patch in something, or put it out and spray the ground to hopefully get the leftover roots? Everything i read is basically telling me LOL, no, you'll have this forever. Or cover the ground completely in wet newspaper for a year. I think E might like that even more into that that the ivy patch. Complicated because it's not my own garden, there are other families using it, so I don't feel I can really have something no-one is allowed to touch for a while? I think I'm just going to have to keep pulling and then get obsessive over repulling any regrowth. My poor back and hands!
@The Eating Jumper Any plant I love dies. Love the ivy. That will kill it.
This is consistent with my own gardening experience. I think I'll give it a go
I know this isn't real gardening, but this is the first thing I have ever sprouted from a seed (except an Avocado as a kid), and I feel stupidly giddy and proud.
You’re going to be quite happy with that basil.
We have not had the best luck with basil so I'm already impressed @Zombie Llama! We had a small basil plant that didn't survive more than a couple weeks, and we currently have two small Thai basil sprouts we are desperately hoping to be able to use one day if they survive long enough lol.
I planted it Monday afternoon so I knew it was silly to look today, but there was my genius baby.
I "planted" thai and holy basil too. I am beyond excited to make chicken basil with the right kind again.
Ugh I need to start my basil. I’m so behind!
I think I killed my avocado. I’m giving it some time but it doesn’t look good. The internet said cut it back to 3” when it got to 6” so I did.
Basil needs so much water.