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Please tell me why you aren't out there gardening instead of reading and writing long lists of plants? Phew, you must all have time on your hands!!
And as for trying to avoid repeated names - words fail me. Or is this just a Boast thread!
It's raining And we are only trying to help with Mikes book...
If you want lists of plants, consult a plant encyclopaedia. I'm sure nearly every available plant that is offered for sale is grown by someone.
I'm very sorry, but faced with a thread like this my eyes glaze over and I pass on.
Im guessing that Mike is doing a mini survey of what we've got in our gardens - so can comment on poisonousness....?
A bit of fun, that's all Wo.
There are lots of threads I pass by on the forum, we're not all interested in everything.
Something for everyone, ignore what doesn't interest you.
I also have Tradescantia various colours, Gaura, Clerodendron, Crinum Powellii Alba
If contributing to this thread and others rather than being out gardening is a crime, I'm guilty. I have been waiting until it's a reasonable time to start mowing 1/3rd acre of grass at Mum's without disturbing her neighbours who might be having a lie in. If adding to Mike's list helps him and is a distraction for him I'm happy to join in.
It's fun reading through the other lists too I like looking things up I haven't heard of before and learning alternate names.
It's like having a virtual poke through other peoples gardens
A virtual poke through. I like that Victoria.
You get a picture of gardens from the lists don't you? Maybe the picture is totally wrong but it's still good fun
I've had a look through the posts Mike and thought by brain was going to explode with Verdun's list
I don't think I have anything not already mentioned and presume you don't want specific varieties just species/genus (not sue which is the right word).
If I've read your OP correctly t's is the start of your book Don't forget I'm first for a signed copy
I too find it very interesting what other people grow, it would also be interesting to relate this to parts of the country, i.e. does one variety appear more often in gardens from the SW than the NW? I can't understand the negativity, this is a gardening forum and a bit of light hearted insight on a grey and miserable day Love the 'virtual poke' Victoria, a bit like the garden gallery thread
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Please tell me why you aren't out there gardening instead of reading and writing long lists of plants? Phew, you must all have time on your hands!! And as for trying to avoid repeated names - words fail me. Or is this just a Boast thread!
If you want lists of plants, consult a plant encyclopaedia. I'm sure nearly every available plant that is offered for sale is grown by someone. I'm very sorry, but faced with a thread like this my eyes glaze over and I pass on.
I would not have 4 hours spare to do this, and then going through everybody elses post so dont duplicate, far too busy gardening.
Got to agree. Did my head in writing my list .....could have added more too. ,trouble is when you compose such a list you have to keep going. Mind you, it didn't take me "4 hours". 10 mins perhaps! This was a thread to ignore or go for it.........
Yep, I guess this is a boast thread really. Perhaps though it gives an idea of what and how much we all grow ...
I personally don't see this as boasting.I mean,as far as I go I'm hardly an expert on gardening,possibly intermediate at the very best.But I enjoy it which is surely the real reason why we do it? I don't pretend to be Monty Don and I'm still very much learning.There's certainly nothing 'exotic' growing in my garden,unless you classify Cosmos as exotic...
Because I've been here a bit and have an idea without looking at profiles of where people are, it interests me to look at what they grow to see if it's something I'd like to have and could grow
Mike........perhaps not only what you grow but why ?............Other than what works in your specific location of course..........some people adore one type of plant, others hate them...........the reasoning behind who grows what may be added interest to your project. The reason you grow something...........is it folkore, is it because your parents grew it and you remember it, is it because you want to try something new , is it because you want to impress , is it because you have a certain style of garden............the two together might prove more interesting than a simple list of who grows what
Sitting on the fence here...it doesn't half make my bum sore.....I think it's up to each of us to post on any thread we want to. It is nice to compare what we grow, can grow and how successfully we grow.
I guess it is a tad too strong to call it "boasting". I like to see photos on camera corner but rarely post any pics on the forum. I have posted a few but it always seems like showing off. But I will show off some summer stuff....for 3 reasons. One, I like them. Two, I want to see if others like them. Three, maybe others will be tempted to grow them. Oh! and a fourth reason........it unites us on the forum
The very best gardens are where the owners are proud of them regardless of how technical, clever or large they are. Once met a lady who grew nothing but marigolds in her front handkerchief-size garden. She oozed joy and, boy, it lit up her street.
Enjoy your gardens folks
I love seeing other peoples beautiful plants and gardens and I don't feel bad because I can't grow them or don't have the space/ ability/ money.
People are proud of their gardening creations and I think just want to share them.
In the original post Mike asked us to let him know what we grow in our gardens to aid him in some research he's doing - so those who've contributed have done it in the spirit of being helpful - not boasting.
Of course there's no compulsion to take part, but I do think it's unkind to make judgements about the people who have responded to Mike's request.
There are (believe it or not ) threads that I rarely or never contribute to, for various reasons, but I wouldn't dream of criticising those who do.
As for feeling it's like showing off to post pics of our garden - I don't feel like that -there are far too many shortcomings in my garden for it to be showing off - but there are times when I'm so chuffed with something I just want to share it - sometimes I grab OH's hand and drag him to look at it - sometimes I grab my camera and share it with you lot
If posting pictures is showing off, carry on, show off. I love to see pictures of plants and gardens.
It's not showing off though is it? It's sharing. Our gardens will all be different and it's great to see and hear about as many as possible
I'm interested in what other people grow and how they garden
It's not a waste of time if you want to do it Mike.
We can contribute or not as we wish