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Talkback: Mullein moth

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 16:57

In one of the gardens I work in we leave all the wild mullein to grow and when the caterpillars appear on the cultivated ones we just transfer.

Found this tho                                                    

Long, narrow border ideas

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 10:21

Agree lavender but I'd just go with hidcote the plants seem more compact than munstead.

unknown shrub

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 16:59

Have been asked by a fellow gardener if I could identify it but I can't. Afraid I don't have pictures. They are on her phone.

Pink scented flowers that look like syringa flowers. Leaves smaller than Syringa and quite dainty, rounded and mottled white with just a bit of green. New growth plain green.

About 8/10ft tall and suckers like a Syringa....any ideas anyone?

Plant ID help needed please!

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 00:06

More likely to be wild. My guess damson or sloe. Either of those in the vicinity?

Hello :)

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 00:04

Hi Susan  And wheres the cake Pottie????????

what to start now for autumn & winter cut flowers

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 22:27

schizostylis springs to mind. Will flower right through if winter mild enough. Available in pink and white. Tend to find it with marginal water plants although it will grow in any moist soil.

Good old daffodils. Should flower in late winter unless we have another year like this one!

Ornamental cabbages. Come in an array of different colours and forms.

leucojum vernum. Spring snowflake. Very tall good for cutting but usually flower around March so not sure if too late for what you want.

Some grasses have lovely heads that can be used.



Elderflower cordial

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 20:54

Do share Rodgy 

Elderflower cordial

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 20:53

And doing it that way doesn't turn it brown? I have always let water cool before adding anything then chuck everything in and leave it to sit for 3 days. As I said my friend did it your way and the cordial is brown and doesn't have much flavour 

black fly and Green fly

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 16:52

Could you not move them outside for a few days and let the predators move in? No chance of frosts now. 

Hello :)

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:14

Thank you everyone for the rundown  Still can't look at your profiles but now feel I know a little more about you. So many from Cornwall! Obviously the place to be when you reach.....27. My mum also went that way when she reached 60...oops...27. She was on the north coast but is now in Looe and loves it. Have visited many gardens down there and have to say my fave was Trevarno but sadly believe it is no longer open to the public  So happy that so many of you are into wildlife preservation. There is hope yet. 

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