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The Red Hot Poker (not sure if it has another name here?)

Kniphofia...gluehende Pokerblume (glowing poker). I love to "see" your pond every year. We have picotee-edged hosta, aka the schnecken hotel. I forgive it when its purple plumes bloom.
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Old 28.05.2021, 09:56
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Kniphofia...gluehende Pokerblume (glowing poker). I love to "see" your pond every year. We have picotee-edged hosta, aka the schnecken hotel. I forgive it when its purple plumes bloom.
Also Raketenblume (Rocket flower). That must be a relatively new name for them, I guess.
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Old 28.05.2021, 16:08
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That must be a relatively new name for them, I guess.
Are you calling me old?
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Old 29.05.2021, 13:39
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I'm still pretty new at growing garlic and each year I get a little better. But now I'm second guessing when I should harvest my garlic. I read that it should be done when 3/4s of the stalk has turned brown.

Does that sound right? This is what they look like today:

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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Only two or three leaves should be brown, according to my MIL, a garlic-growing fanatic. Any more, and your garlic won't keep as well because the cloves don't have the thick protection of their sheaths. Hers is fabulous purple Italian stuff. Looks to me like you're ready!
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Old 29.05.2021, 13:51
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Thanks!


Mmmm - garlic harvesting will happen today then!
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Old 29.05.2021, 14:15
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I love to "see" your pond every year.
I thought it might be fun to show the progression since I took over the garden... Well, I'll find it fun

2017 - just got the keys!


Winter mess


Fall clearcut




2018
Ready for spring


Summer growth



2019
Summer growth


2020
Early summer


Once again, overgrown at the end of the season


2021
Winter slumber


The current situation
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Old 30.05.2021, 13:23
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I thought it might be fun to show the progression since I took over the garden... Well, I'll find it fun
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Summer growth

Does that pergola bit belong to you as well?

Well, after checking the weather forecast promising me warmer times for the week-end I finally dragged myself to the store, got my veggies and herbs and planted my europallet-sized garden
No photo as it still looks somehow pitiful, lots of fresh earth covered with different sized green dots. To avoid the cats (my garden also functions as the cat's paradise) thinking I built them a giant toilet I covered it in cheap pepper again. Worked like a treat last year and so far, no cat has entered or walked across it yet.
I got pascal celery this year and look forward to that!

As you harvest your garlic now, DantesDame, when did you plant it? And did you just stick a piece of garlic in or how is this done? (Yeah, still total newby to all this, is it obvious?)
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Old 30.05.2021, 13:35
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Curley, it's dead easy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNR8b4_o2LA
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Old 30.05.2021, 14:10
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Wow, sure is, thanks!

The other thing I will want to grow is mache (NŁsslisalat). Got an other one of this nice-and-simple videos for me about that? (The ones I found so far are all a lot of talking and no action).

And one more question (for both actually): Does one water those winter-thingies??
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Old 30.05.2021, 14:33
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Does that pergola bit belong to you as well?
Yes! It has four old grape vines on it, and on the far side is a kiwi plant. Apparently when I "cleaned up" when I took over, I took out the female kiwi, meaning that the plant that is left has nice flowers, but no fruit =/



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No photo as it still looks somehow pitiful...
Oh, but this is when you SHOULD take photos! Then you can look back in a month or a year and appreciate the difference

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It sounds like you don't have much space, but if you did, why not build them a cat box? Just set aside a small patch of ground, dig out a couple of inches of soil and then backfill with sand. At least if they use your garden, you'll know where the "presents" will be!
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

I planted my garlic last October, as well as some onions. They are satisfying to plant, because they are green all winter!


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And one more question (for both actually): Does one water those winter-thingies??
Nope! "Winter does as winter will" I just let the bulbs do their thing underground, and at least this spring, didn't even think about watering anything

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Old 30.05.2021, 15:06
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Yes! ...... It sounds like you don't have much space, but if you did, why not build them a cat box? Just set aside a small patch of ground, dig out a couple of inches of soil and then backfill with sand. At least if they use your garden, you'll know where the "presents" will be!
Ah but you see, they don't leave me any presents, they do that on the neighbour's patch Animals know whom to please.
Anyway, they are welcome to lie on the warm stone slabs or my chairs and demand a cuttle every now and then but they should know where the really live imo.

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I planted my garlic last October, as well as some onions. They are satisfying to plant, because they are green all winter!




Nope! "Winter does as winter will" I just let the bulbs do their thing underground, and at least this spring, didn't even think about watering anything

Is it the same with the onions? Just stick one in? Actually, I like the so called spring onions are they really a different kind?
I will have to do a lot of research to do about my winter-verggies. Unless you folks just keep giving me the short version. Which is the type I prefer most.
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Old 30.05.2021, 16:59
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Is it the same with the onions? Just stick one in? Actually, I like the so called spring onions are they really a different kind?

I'm not so good with onions. I planted some (tiny) onions last October (same time as the garlic) - they are the ones that are for sale in the garden shops, so easy to know what to use.

There are also some onions that can be planted in the spring, which I also did (and also offered at the garden shops). As to when to harvest either of them, I'm still not clear. I just pretty much let them sit in the ground until they "look ready" - and then I ask the Internet if I am right


3rdly, every spring my garden neighbors are planting green onions. I only see the post- planting, when there are rows of green stalks laying on their sides until they get settled in and perk up. No idea where they get the starts from (seeds at home?), as I've never seen anything like them for sale.
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Gorgeous! One question though: do you have a mosquito issue with a pond like this, and if so how do you handle that?
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Gorgeous! One question though: do you have a mosquito issue with a pond like this, and if so how do you handle that?
I have frogs, fish and newts in the pond. If there are mosquitos, they don't stand a chance
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Old 31.05.2021, 00:07
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I have frogs, fish and newts in the pond. If there are mosquitos, they don't stand a chance

Where we used to live that brought us some of these who would raid a pond in one go , but we made peace in the end. https://www.vogelwarte.ch/en/birds/b...and/grey-heron
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Re: How about a gardening thread?

Thanks again for the tips.
I ended up going in a bit of a different direction and bought two hardy bamboo plants. I can't remember the exact name but the lady at Landi said they were good in the winter time and can grow quite big and bushy. I'll post some photos once their a bit bigger.
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Bamboo- big and bushy is not a joke! Hope you have planted them in containers, or you might get a bit of a surprise.
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Bamboo- big and bushy is not a joke! Hope you have planted them in containers, or you might get a bit of a surprise.
And if not, you planted them in your own garden (although the neighbours might hate you soon). That can become an expensive experience!
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