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John Innes Homebase lies perhaps

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 17:40

Evening all, I have been to Homebase and noticed they are selling Multi Purpose Compost, on the bag it states   (( With added John Innes )) with John Innes being a formula  are they telling lies.

Discount supermarkets

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:21

we have a store called Alde it sounds just like the German stores your all talking about,i got a cracking fig tree 18 months ago  its now 5 foot tall and has figs,English figs that is  

Best seated area plants

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:15

Hi Adrian i asked a similar question a short time ago heres the answer i got Good Luck     



Nite scented plants

Hesperis matronalis aka Sweet Rocket - not the world's most glamourous flower, but the most beautiful scent which it casts on the evening air.  It looks a bit like a straggly white or purple wallflower, so put it at the back of a bed a few feet from the 'bottle of wine area'.  

Honeysuckle's sweet scent floats through the air on a warm summer evening.  

At the moment our suppers on the terrace are perfumed by a pot of three bulbs of the lily Muscadet we can even smell it indoors.

Nightscented stocks are a pretty little annual no terrace or patio should be without, so scatter a few seeds around the garden in the spring before the owners' return.

Lonicera japonica "Halliana" aka the Sweet Woodbine (and no, I don't smoke) is a honeysuckle that has very small cream flowers, rather underwhelming to look at, that have the most marvellous scent in the evening. Even here in chilly old Derbyshire. It's one of those plants that hides its charms and has people saying "where is that fantastic perfume coming from?"

I have 7ft tall lillies that give a wonderful smell on warm evenings as we had earlier in the month. Sadly, the flowers have finished now - but I know they will come back next year.  I have had them for about 7 years and they overwinter just fine with no attention needed.  Sorry, but I don't know the variety but the brand was Taylors.   Maggie

ou cannot beat the scent of Valeriana officinalis for scent. In fact it can be a little overwhelming for some but I love it.

For a climber plant Trachelospermum Jasminoides. It wants to climb rather than fall like common jasmine and is much neater in growth habit. Does best in a sheltered sunny position too. Scent is wonderful   

if you can put it behind something, both for shade and becaue it's not much to look at in the day, Nicotiana affinis. Noy perennial (well, I think it is perennial but not hardy) but no trouble to raise from seed. It's my best evening scent by far

Try jasmine 'Clotted Cream' I have one and the night purfume is 'to die for', it is a climber. Also Nicotinana Sylvestri. It needs to have it's feet in the ground, but try it in pot's I know people that have, grows to around 3ft. I have saved seed and regrown year on year

Agree with honeysuckle but add serotina too.  Delicious scent and prob the best looking flowers.  Jasmine too.

Heliotrope arborescens....the perennial shrubby one ....has delicious scent from late spring on.

For tactile fragrance lemon verbena and salvia elegans (pineapple sage) are powerful scents when brushed past, as are the scented pelargoniums

Daphne Eternal Fragrance will flower throughout the summer months on an evergreen small shrub.

Spear and Jacksons new Kew Gardens range of tools - any good

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 15:09

Purchased a Spear and Jackson xtra long Heavy duty electric hedge cutter a couple of years ago £29.99 in a B+Q sale,its the best one iv had,i still have saws from them 20 + years old they were always a  name to trust.  

Is all fair at the fayre?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 19:25

Hi Busy,Sorry to here your bad luck and I hope the graft goes ok, I tend to use the same person when going to car boots etc,so i can come back to them if anything is wrong,so far iv been lucky ,today i got really good healthy 3 foot tall Clematis, £3. and 10 inch tall meaty Fuchsias 60 pence each, and the stall chap full of chat and advise, and Croma car boot gets bigger every week,any gardeners living near give it a try,  


Posted: 28/06/2014 at 09:19

wot do i do to bump ,,  I thought the bump was a sixties dance


Posted: 27/06/2014 at 12:38

Many thanks for the info Fleurisa


Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:52

Hi ,we have familiy and friends staying  a couple of days and one has bought me this plant she says it something like Celosa can anyone give me advise as to look after it or what it is ,Its all fury and deep deep purple quite a lovely colour heres hoping


ID Please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:20

Hi .,Iv followed the two up and they are so alike, the Linaria looks the one we have here,  they are growing everywhere, on almost all the roads and lanes,,perhaps you could start seeding Fidge you would only need to start them off as they self seed like theirs no tomorrow and a cracking colour and when they finish they pull up in one piece roots and all the perfect plant. nice day erein Norfolk cheers for the info folks 

Are these suckers

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 15:07

My first time but i copied Monty so i can blame him

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