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Posted: 06/10/2012 at 09:29

thanks Lunarz, I do like those small skimmia so will add them to my list


Posted: 05/10/2012 at 19:59

Have just been looking thro' other blogs and there are some more plant ideas from a thread started by petryn 2012 at 11.11am on 29.9.12


Posted: 05/10/2012 at 19:51

Very many thanks obelixx for so many plants.  I have made a list and will check them out as some I have never heard of.  What I envisaged as a real problem in a garden I have been asked to look after,  has now left me feeling quite motivated and anxious to get started on.  Well done Herbert for your original posting.  I had delayed asking for advice as expected a very negative response.  


Posted: 05/10/2012 at 12:59

Hi Kate 1123, not heared of a stumpery before.  I'm also interested in all shade plants as need to plant a north facing bed which is under the umbrella of a huge yew tree.   Bottom of umbrella is about 5ft from ground.   At the back is a tall wooden fence.  I'm not too bothered about colour in winter but would like some colour in summer if possible.   Have just planted some aquilegia and foxgoves so 'fingers crossed' they do something.  Have plans to plant shuttlecock fern and the perennial 'painters palette' which likes damp shade but I hope there's not too much shade .for it to cope with..  The area is 4ft deep by 12ft in length.  Maybe I have given some ideas to - 'from holland' who probably has a better plot to garden with then the one I mention.

Herb infestation

Posted: 01/10/2012 at 20:12

I often get white fly in my greenhouse but have never seen any yellow eggs with black stripes on them.  You did say,phoenix, that there are yellow eggs under one of the leaves and that the herbs have been outdoors. Could  these yellow eggs have been laid by butterflies?  


Posted: 30/09/2012 at 16:53

Brilliant, I have now discovered how to bookmark.  Thanks to you all


Posted: 30/09/2012 at 16:32

I was on a thread where I had asked for info on MD's video for supports and one reply led to another  Just too cold for gardening today so decided to delete hundreds of emails and the one I want to return to has now gone.  I was in contact with Sotongeoff and am replying to his question of what browser I use.  The answer is google.  This proves a point - I wanted to know how to bookmark things on GW rather than always writing things in books.

plant supports

Posted: 30/09/2012 at 12:17

 thanks for the info on bendy supports.  Will go and browse in B&Q. 

Don't know about bookmarking.  Where do I find it on my computer please?


plant supports

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 17:39

thank you sotongeoff, I have watched the video twice and made notes in two gardening books so, hopefully, will not be having tall plants growing horizontally in my garden next year.

plant supports

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 16:31

A few weeks ago, someone asked for the title of the Monty Don video bending metal rods to make plant supports.  I did check it out but didn't have any need for them.  However, with all the strong winds and lashing rain and plants having broken free of bamboo canes and string I have decided to prepare my self for next summer - just to try and stop me from staring out the kitchen window at the chaos the weather has created this year.  Can you please let me have details of the video please.

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identification please 
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identification please

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what did I buy?

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which type of container 
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