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Helenium advice

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 23:14

Agreed, that photo is lovely Marlorena. Where did you buy yours bright star?

Helenium advice

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 20:08

Ah so they do, thanks.  Ill try some from seed and buy plants too. Some of them look really stunning. They dont seem very popular, are they considered old fashioned maybe? 

Most unusual fruit/vegetable you've ever grown?

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 19:03

Crystal lemon cucumbers were unusual (for me) and loads from 1 or 2 plants.  I have a big need for cucumbers as my fish like them.  

Ive been given some seed called chinese chives, which is like chive but flat. Unfortunately i cant read the instructions! But ill give it a go. 

Helenium advice

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 18:59

Ive decided whats missing from my life (or my garden) is lots and lots of heleniums. Id like several diiferent types, try for a drift affect. So id lije to get plants and plugs and seeds if i can, get lots going.

Id like some oranges and some reds, not bothered for yellows, and ones that dont need staking as im lazy.

im ok buying plants and there looks to be a good online shop for them. Ive never seem them offered as plugs though. 

reading online it says they are easy from seed, but i cant find any seed. I went to a large GC today, they have all the new seeds in, several different makes - no helenium.  Am i missing something here? If they are easy, why arent they available? 

Houseplants - rehoming

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 21:26

Gumtree - freebies

Plants you don't like...are there any?

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:27

Agree with michaelmas daisy (although i have some), also begonia, hydrangea and most things grown as a standard. I dont like lilies, i think they look awful and smell awful. 

Most of my favourite plants have a mention here though - phormium, grasses, yucca, bamboo, gunnera. Love them!

Where can I find a leaf shredder

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 15:15

Hello, its Garden Answers november 2016 pages 96-99. I wouldnt say its an in depth article, just showing what is available at what price, and advising what features to look out for, depending on your garden size etc. 

Where can I find a leaf shredder

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 11:31

I dunno if i can mention a different gardening magazine? (Tut tut for buying it) but the latest issue has a feature on shredders. 

Pampas grass cortaderia

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 12:51

Or pineapple symbols in the house?? Lots of signs apparently, ill let you know if we get any offers! 

might move it over winter, i do have space to fill. I have lots of sparrows too. 

Pampas grass cortaderia

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 11:02

Its horrible isnt it? I love stipa gigantea, and that has the same sort of shape and size, but that is beautiful. I cant say i have nowhere else for it, i can probably shove it round the back somewhere, but i dont think i will ever like it, compost might be the best bet.

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