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Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:08

Miss Wilmotts Ghost is a most amazing white/silver.

Zone Planting Guide

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:06

Also, a small island like Britain has far more changeable weather than a large landmass, so here we tend to rely on trial and error, experience and daily weather forecasts

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 10:01

I've just remembered a good way of cleaning gardener's hands; mix 1 tsp of sugar with a little liquid soap and rub it well in. It gets rid of all the ground in dirt

Gardening Grandad

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:58

Wonderful! I love scarecrows

help!

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:56

Welcome purpletrace Any plants that you need to know about, someone on here can help with especially if there is a photo. Just click tree icon above your text to upload a pic.

Gardeners hands! Best cream?

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:50

Susie, I agree 'gloves in a bottle' is good, but pricey and I often forget to put it on. When my hands are badly cracked I use Germoline as hand cream, then cotton gloves at night or elastoplast during the day over the cuts. When they are getting better, I use Aqueous Cream about £4/5 in any chemist for a large tub, again with gloves on for first 10 mins. Also use it as general moisturiser especially good for the feet after wearing sandals and gardening. I add a few drops of essential oil as it is scentless.

Massive grass snake

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:43

Thank you Dave

Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

Posted: 06/07/2014 at 09:42

Sounds fine to me too

Plant names...not Latin or common but those named after people

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:51

I have just got the plant; Miss Wilmotts Ghost. Apparently named after Miss Wilmott, a keen gardener who sowed the seeds of this eringium giganteum(?) everywhere.

Welcome to tools and techniques

Posted: 05/07/2014 at 19:48

susie61, I use my own compost, sieved for sowing seeds and mixed with some sharp sand to help drainage.

Discussions started by artjak

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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Last Post: 20/07/2014 at 10:16

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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Cuttings

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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Pruning Hebes

Is it possible to prune Hebes? 
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Emptying a compost bin

How to empty a bin 
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Watercress

Anyone ever grown watercress 
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Transport needed for flooded gardens

Flooded gardens support really taking off; we need transport relays 
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Cheapish potato planting bags

Reduced price potato bags 
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