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Bug id please.

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 20:49

Wow what a fantastic looking insect and a useful one!

seed share

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 20:46

Aha! When you said mexican hat plant on msg I thought you meant this one!

 I would love some seed of the one you meant!!!!! 


Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:59
PaulaH wrote (see)

They are dodgy plastic shoes Peter!!!!  No, seriously, they are broken bits of terracotta pots or stones.  They allow the pot to drain more easily, you can use broken up polystyrene as well, it's not as heavy as terracotta.

Haha!!!! That was my immediate thought too 

Gardens we have visited 2013

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:57

Wow love it. Do like plants in big drifts like that and the hot colours with grasses. They just go together so well.

Growing organically from seed & container gardening

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 20:07

LOL  Maybe Stuey might consider digging bigger veg patch!

Growing organically from seed & container gardening

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 18:47
Deano's "Diggin It" wrote (see)

Slight contradiction to "Addicts" advise!



They take up a lot of room!




Um... that was the point Deano. He only has a tiny veg patch. If he grows them in the veg patch there will be no room for anything else and they take a long time before they are ready to harvest which means he can't plant anything else in there. Better to have a few in big containers so crops in veg patch can be harvested and other veg or more of the same planted.

BTW love your veg garden 

red spider mite

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 16:29

The easiest thing to do is put the plants outside for the summer. The predators can get at them then. Spraying anything on them in the conservatory would undoubtably scorch the leaves and affect the flowers because of the heat.

Wait for a rainy day. It will freshen them up too. 

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 15:34

OUCH!  From the pic it looks like light coming in enough to get flowers lower down and this one does about 12 ft. Much pettier than the Hagley hybrid or Nelly Moser that grow in shade. They always look a bit wishwashy to me. You planning on any shrubs  there?   Weigela white knight would grow. You could have a mini Sissinghurst going on  White with a hint of....

Require some help identifying a tree.

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 12:33

Ginko biloba. Not too keen on being pruned and wants to be 100ft!

My muse has deserted me ...

Posted: 01/09/2013 at 12:25

Not sure if holly tall enough for Clematis montana Elizabeth. If not what about this one

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