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08/04/2013 at 14:24

..rather bigger than mine, but I'm only a poor modest !... lovely...

as is that banana.. !

08/04/2013 at 16:23
Sam Glendinning wrote (see)

I always thought that Astrantias were meant to be slug proof Flo?

Oh, that's interesting, Sam. Maybe I'll try again in a different spot. If the slugs don't get them the chickens will

Haven't thought of any b's yet. Though I love bees - the buzzy pollinating kind

08/04/2013 at 16:53

B for Bluebells.  Slugs thankfully ignore my Astrantia

08/04/2013 at 18:24


Begonia- I had beautiful baskets last summer

08/04/2013 at 20:37

If cheerypeabraincan have a bee,can I have a bat?


08/04/2013 at 20:51

Oh oh oh BAT!!! I love these wee critters. Nut, thats a great pic 

Im sure I read about the astrantias here 

Basil is also one of my fav's

08/04/2013 at 21:02

It's a pipistrelle sam. Taken from the bedroom window in the early hours when they come back to bed. So noisy they always wake us up. Counted 200 of them out of there the year before last but not so many last year. 

08/04/2013 at 21:10

That's a lovely bat NC...


Oooh basil how could I forget?!

08/04/2013 at 22:05

Oh wow! we used to go out for a run on the bikes and stop at a hotel for a tea to warm us up before heading home. It was fine up until about 9pm then we had to put our helmets back on as they were flying so low. I loved it. I am a massive bat fan...not surprisingly for a witchypoo lol

Oh, Bells of Ireland?

08/04/2013 at 22:29

Bees, bats ....and beetles - love them all!

08/04/2013 at 22:37

Nononono, I have a lilie beetle munching on my fritilas just now so Im not freinds with him but the rest...yes 

09/04/2013 at 10:46

Brassicas; I love cavolo nero, to look at and to eat. Buddleja globosa with it's yellow pom-poms is fun.

09/04/2013 at 10:49

I'm off to look for something beginning with C

09/04/2013 at 11:02

Just noticed this thread      Letter A

I grow a lot of things starting with this letter - Apple trees, Alpine plants, Alliums, Anemones, Acanthus, Acres, Astilbe, Astrantia, Aquilegias, Agapanthus and finally Asters

09/04/2013 at 11:07

Clerodendron trichotomum


09/04/2013 at 11:20

Cornflower like them got a dozen plants ready to go into my garden at the weekend.

09/04/2013 at 11:27

I've just spotted this too love the idea of this calla liilies, beautiful!

09/04/2013 at 11:39

..^that's nice [the Clerodendrum], never grown that one.  Before finishing B's just like to mention Brunnera 'Jack Frost' - don't have a photo but it's a lovely forget me not type plant for shade areas, if anyone is interested in that...

on to C's... where we have lots to choose from...

Clematis viticella 'Minuet'


Cistus 'Decumbens' - a low growing ground coverer




09/04/2013 at 13:25

Clematis and cornflower are the only c's I can think of at the moment. Both already been mentioned so I will have to think again

09/04/2013 at 13:28

Nice Minuet salino. I've got one of those and it's never looked as good as that

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