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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. 

tree bumblebees in a bird box

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:04

Thanks Dove now i know  Ladybirds are here in Hampshire but just a little late I tghink due to the weather this year. Have seen lots of larvae on plants.

Cats in my flowerbeds

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 14:00

Not read all this thread but has anyone mentioned pelleted lions poo? Sold at GCs no smell just sprinkle like fertiliser in the area you don't want cats.


Posted: 01/07/2013 at 13:14

Looks lovely and lush Keen and the hostas so healthy. Beautifully designed too! Now gonna look up Reineckia...not heard of it. 

What are these?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:57

Not willowherb leaves are serrated. 

Could someone help name this Shrub?

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 12:50

Looks like Phlox paniculata but could be wrong.

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Salvia UFO

Need info! 
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Flowering out of season

Always nice when it happens 
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Bent and need to replace 
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Not mine  
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Lots of them! 
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Black gooseberries

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Morning Forkers query

How do I get to the end?! 
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unknown shrub

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Elderflower cordial

Nows the season 
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What to plant

Hide dieback of snowflake foliage 
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Hello :)

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