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Posted: 05/02/2016 at 14:36

Great post Steve, made me smile.  Just off for some hugs, and to buy some crystals


Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:08

Ive listed them on seed swap Phillipa. 

Seed and Plant swap 2016

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 20:04

I have LOTS of seed taken from very large purple poppies.  In my garden they range from light pink, lilac, dark pink, dark purple, dark red.  All mixed (dont think they come the same colour as the parents, so anything could happen colour wise).

i would like anything that can be broadcast or sown straight outdoors (as im very lazy). 

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 17:04

Sorry dont have anyones email address

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:33

Oh right, well PM when its working. Do you want poppies as well? 

Lacy phacelia purple tansy everywhere. Cruelty to bees.

Posted: 02/02/2016 at 16:25

Dove and Fairy, I have just got the bags out of the shed where the flower heads have been hanging.  It looks dry enough, but the seed doesnt fall out of the flowers, unless there is a tecnique i dont know about. Do you want some flowerheads as they are? 

i also have the v tall purple/pink/lilac poppies.  Seeds more easily got from those. 


Posted: 31/01/2016 at 14:21

I have been to someones garden doing this - google red shed graham bell.  he runs courses and writes books, and there is lots of info on his website.  Hope this helps.


Posted: 26/01/2016 at 23:08

Its always the wrong time for something isnt it? On the plus side you definitely dont want to put your bulbs into a border first (which i did), so really its not so bad, be patient. 

Ask Joe Swift a garden design question

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:46

I have a flat triangular bed between the drive and the hadge/next door property. I have had a couple of attempts and making something of it, but failed and it looks really dull and boring. Its the first thing visitors see so i would like it to look nice. 

Paralysed but excited

Posted: 21/01/2016 at 17:40

If you want trees, hedges, anything that comes bare root, now is an excellent time to get them in.  

i would look at some books, and visit other gardens and copy what you like.  If its local to you, similar conditons, it should work. 

I stole my first plan from the local garden centre which had a fantastic display.  I have done some of my own beds since then, but they arent as good. 

Dont be too hard on yourself, you can put things in the wrong place, move it later and learn from it. 

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