Category Archives: Ornamentals

Random ornamentals from around the flats

Livingstone Daisy

These guys look so good in the East Side Garden- I had to share this pic Continue reading Livingstone Daisy

The East Side: Then and Now

Here is a gallery of pics showing the progression of the East Side Garden – I managed to find some pics that quite old, so you really get to see how the East Side has changed and progressed over the last few years…

Continue reading The East Side: Then and Now

The sunflower strip – now featuring Sweet Peas!

Converting the ‘Sunflower Strip’ to a ‘Sweet Pea’ garden has been quite an underwhelming (success?)

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This particular garden strip battles a few issues: Continue reading The sunflower strip – now featuring Sweet Peas!

Euphorbia (not to be confused with euphoria!)

During the raid on the Reardon’s Garden, there was a plant in flower that really caught my attention. They had striking foliage but what really caught my attention were the flowers! Chris had 2 different types growing and the flowers were Green/ Green yellow!

Continue reading Euphorbia (not to be confused with euphoria!)

Our garden needs you: Kickstarter update

Kick$tarter Update

Now, more than ever: OUR GARDEN NEEDS YOU!

Kick starter update

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1760707255/mitchell-mews-meadows/posts/949835

(Apologies for ‘tagging’ this post with so many terms – just trying to capture as big an audience as possible. No shame when it comes to repairing  / creating productive gardens!)

Please donate if you can

Propagation 101

Its rare that i buy a plant or seeding now days… i has to be something that i want desperately and right away… otherwise i propagate!

Whether it is seeds or cuttings, there are a few things that you will need to get started: Continue reading Propagation 101

Reuse and Recycle: Toliet roll pots

Sometimes i struggle to find enough little pots to use when i need to pot up seedlings or propagate cuttings.

Some people love ‘Jiffy Pots’ or ‘Pellets’ but i find that they don’t break down quick enough and are not tall enough to accommodate a good tap root system.

Ive read a few tips and heard from an elderly neighbour that using toilet rolls as transitional pots works really well. Continue reading Reuse and Recycle: Toliet roll pots