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Latest posts by artjak

How do I prune leggy lavender please?

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:52

jenny, you are right, you must not prune into the woody material; leave some green. I believe that commercial growers replace their plants every 5/7 years, it may be time for you to do this. You could take cuttings of the existing ones though.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:43


It's my birthday

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 10:42

Happy Birthday Lizzie and have a really good year

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 17:02

Nut, I think it was in a dry area.

ighten, fabulous view spooky sculpture

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:44

Nut, fidget suggested (above) Himalayan cowslip?

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 13:33

There was another bench in a corner of the 2nd bit of lawn, but a chap was sitting there so didn't like to take a photo

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 19:13

...also chicky, if you want seeds of this just pm me

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 19:12

Chicky, as with everything this year the lavatera are unusually tall, just over 1 metre. Normally more like .6 of a metre. They much prefer the rather poor sandy soil in the bed just outside my fence. When I have grown them on the main flower bed which gets mulched with compost and more TLC, they don't seem too happy.

Gardens we Have Visited 2014

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 19:08

I was very impressed philippa.


Posted: 14/09/2014 at 18:42

medavid, you can add plant material from your garden when you cut things back for the winter. Also Privet cuttings, grass cuttings etc.

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Well, I never knew that!

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Slow cookers

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Wow, what a sunset!

Nature's generosity 
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Weed Killer and compost bins

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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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