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Indoor Seed Propagator

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:41

I have a £30 heated one I bought on-line last winter; no thermostat, but well worth it. It has 7 little trays with lids and a bit you can open once the seeds have sprouted, so the new plants don't cook. The brand is Garland.

New garden new start... Fingers crossed

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:34

SweetP, that set looks great! ...and that garden has real potential; a couple I know moved on Wednesday and the whole of their garden is covered in thick brambles! You have a fairly blank sheet on which to work and I'm sure you will make it look lovely

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:26

Oh dear, a whole lot of pics and comments have vanished. May post them again tomorrow

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:25

Today, Nut plus friend, Dove plus partner and myself went to Castor Gardens near Peterborough. I believe it is about 6 acres, with a large wood with mature trees.

Here are some pics

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 The first flower bed, with masses of flowers (I think they have their NGS opening now as so many of their flowers are at their best)

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 I have always been slightly repelled by Echinaceas, but have recently changed my mind

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 A nice sedum(?) with dark leaves and there is a bee there somewhere

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 This looks like a strange version of Nectoscordium

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 They seem to love intense colour here

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 A glimpse of the veg and fruit

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 Definitely greenhouse envy

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 I love the elegance of their fruit and veg area

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 Ahh, the Ornamental Gourds

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 ...growing in this lovely airy gazebo

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 which Nut wants!

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What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:32

David Spikes, I agree about Box; to me it smells of Tom Cats, but no one else seems to be able to smell it

Positive thoughts and silly things for the tough times

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:03

I heard this on Radio 3 today; a prim 1950's mother, when asked by her small daughter 'What is normal?' 'It's a setting on the washing machine'

Plant with pretty pink flowers

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 19:00

I have a white version, which flowers now when other flowers are about to give up the ghost. It is planted in poor soil next to a little conifer and has only spread about 6" in 3 years. But I'm keeping an eye on it

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:58

That's a lovely idea KEF.

Did I review 1500 plants in my sleep?

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 18:51

The answer is Dandelion!...and why can't weeds have reviews too?

Discussions started by artjak

Well, I never knew that!

The science aspect of wildlife 
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Slow cookers

Any advice welcome 
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Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse Apple Day

Info about this 
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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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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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