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Nigella seedlings

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:26

Tonks, in my experience with Nigella the problem for you will be that the garden will be swamped with them. If there is a hard winter and the seedlings don't make it, don't worry; there will be several hundred coming up in the spring

What and when????

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:21

Hello Angela, I think the second one is an Hypericon of some kind. The 2 that I have, I cut them back ruthlessly usually after they have flowered and displayed their berries. They are pretty tough and if it is a nuisance, it will survive being cut back now - as hard as you like.

Sorry can't help with first one.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:00

I'll be clearing out the greenhouse soon and dealing with all the spiders in there

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:54

The Arboretum is a truly magical place. Parts of it are wheelchair friendly. Mike Hume, one of the volunteers there very kindly showed me around for hours, with a wealth of knowledge and stories, it was a great experience.

The reason I went was to find out more about a dog poo wormery that they have. I will do some more research and start a new thread for that.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:51

This morning I went to Lyndford Arboretum near Thetford in Norfolk.

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 This is the base of an old water tower

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 Young trees being protected from Deer

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 A brilliant use for an old tyre, drill holes in the base and attach netting with electrical tyes

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 A tree that had to be chopped down - they asked the guy to make the top concave so that compost could be put there and then planted.

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 Some of the oaks have been dated back to 1671

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 Truely terrifying thorns on 'Rosa Omeinsis Pterocantha'

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 Strange bark!

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:41

I've just looked at the BBC weather site and they are saying for next Sat; 16c and a thundery shower, which I'm sure we are tough enough to survive

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 18:35

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 Compassion just keeps on flowering

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 Aconite or Aconitum? I don't know, colour is far more intense than shown.

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 Not a big fan of red, but loved the velvety intensity of this.

End of the season thoughts

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:29

I'll be cutting back the pear tree come the real Autumn. I do envy you Nut, having so much gardening to keep you going through the winter

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 18:26

Nut. I'm not booking my train ticket until the BBC website tells me that there won't be a monsoon on the 11th. So by about Wednesday we should know...and how are you and Mr. Nut?

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Well, I never knew that!

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Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Why does it say I've reviewed all these plants? 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

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Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

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Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

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More good guys

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