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Garden Gallery 2013

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:40

Brummie Ben; I have been sitting here for 5 minutes, figuring out how to say this without causing offence, but it has to be said; that 'blue' rose is mauve, not blue. I am so fed up with buying aubretia that says 'blue' and it turns out magenta and so on... In every other area of design, colour is described accurately, why is it that plant nurseries get away with mis-describing colour?

This is not an attack on you or your lovely photos, but this whole 'blue rose' thing that has been going on for years does slightly smack of 'emperor's new clothes'

Today I feel so happy....

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:33

CharlieN, how fabulous

Not getting notification e mails

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:32

Oh Lordy, just got 30 GW emails.

A Cautionary Tale .....

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:31

Cetti, I agree about lemon balm

Our own A to Z of our Gardening

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:13

Verdun or Tetleys

Tarragon! Ooh the scent...


Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:10

Baggies, I expect you already know; worms do not like; citrus fruit and onions. Also I have learnt that most people lose their worms through OVER feeding.

Painting what you've grown

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:07



Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:01

Book M, it doesn't matter if you have hard or soft neck untill you try to plait them to get that 'continental' look. Hard neck does not plait, the clue is in the name. Have you tried growing elephant garlic? It is very rewarding and mild in flavour, great for roasting.

Hollie H, I plant garlic in late September/ early October.

whats this plant?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 19:51

I have very fond memories of  Rose Bay Willow Herb. As a 4 year old in 1952, all the bomb sites in London from the 2nd World War had this growing, softening the horror of bombed out homes, it created a pinky mauve haze over the rubble.

Not getting notification e mails

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 21:53

Nut, I have pm'd you

Discussions started by artjak

Weed Killer and compost bins

A response to a thread I can't find 
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Phlox mould?

What is this stuff? 
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Any wine makers out there?

What have you made this year? 
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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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Herniaria Glabra

Smooth Rupturewort 
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ngs garden in Peterborough

Unusual Hostas 
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Reduced Shredder from Tesco

Rubbish really 
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Making a potting bench

Any suggestions welcome 
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Gooseberry crop

Best crop ever 
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Massive grass snake

Grass snake in herbaceous border 
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More good guys

Good plant supplier 
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bird nest in potato bag

I have found a bird's nest in a potato grow bag 
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What veg are you growing this year?

What veg? 
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Advice needed on propagation 
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Anyone involved in Government's Green Deal?

Would like feedback info on Green Deal 
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