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Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:21

Eleanor, try to show us pics of the leaves close up as well as the overall shape of the plant.

**PEPPER PROBLEM?**

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:18

I find it is best to start bell peppers in February in a heated propagator on the South facing kitchen windowsill in good sowing quality compost. When they are 5 or 6 cm tall (and have a couple of true leaves) I pot them up into 10cm pots and put them in my greenhouse that has a frost buster, though you could just keep them in the house on a sunny windowsill.

Then they need potting up into big pots when they have grown a bit more and at that stage, possibly April they will need a greenhouse, (you could use a cheap plastic one) for the light, and if there is still frost at night they will need either a heater or to be brought indoors overnight and then out in the greenhouse again the next morning. I know it sounds a bit of a faff, but it is worth it. At the moment I am waiting for the peppers to turn red, some of them have and then I know that it is worth it

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:06

Snap Nut

Identifying shrubs

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:05

click on the tree icon above where you type your text and follow the instructions to upload pics

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 21:00

....and now for the important bit...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58317.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 gluten free cake...

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58318.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 ...and the gang, Art, Dove and Nut

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:58

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58308.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Castor Gardens again; a strangely warty tree trunk

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 Pet cemetary

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 A stunning tree that we could not identify

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 The very formal front of the house

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 I liked the contrast with the foliage here; similar thing was on Beechgrove Garden

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/58315.jpg?width=480&height=350&mode=max

 Italianate pool

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 There were several beds of various Penstemons

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:51

Nut, I would have thought that your lawn, surrounded by trees would be pretty protected from the wind?

climber for a exposed south facing wall

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:50

Clematis Orange Peel; grows like crazy, has been flowering for months, and I think Nutcutlet told me you can cut it back hard after flowering so the winter winds won't cause too much damage. Mine is growing over an exposed arch here in the Fens, which nothing else could handle.

Verdict....your new plants this year

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 20:46

Cucumber 'Crystal Apple' prolific/delicious and not too large.

Marmande tomatoes; just wonderful

climber for a exposed south facing wall

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 15:34

There is a lovely simple yellow rose called Mermaid, which keeps a lot of it's leaves in the winter.

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