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Identify plants

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:20

Strobilanthes anisophyllus "Brunetthy


Identify plants

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 20:03


 This is one from Google.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:56

I'm with daughter, her OH, 3 small sons, near Poitiers. Has been a sunny day. Boys in bed now.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:39

Weeded a bed on the kitchen terrace. Where did all that grass come from? It wasn't there last year.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 10:30

Morning all. Nice day so far.

RB, I hate having hairdressers messing with my hair and I've never had my nails done, would be a waste of money.

Going to tidy up the kitchen terrace, has flower borders in it and shrubs. Then going to daughter's this afternoon, near Poitiers. Her birthday is on Monday.

Growing Blueberries In Car Tyres.

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:55

I feed mine with fertiliser especially for plants in ericaceous compost, acid loving, but not the baby ones yet.

I had a big crop off one bush, the other two were slightly later and the birds found out so I lost most of them. French netting is useless and the birds get caught in it, so bought some decent netting when I was in England, hope it does the trick;

Recommendation for a climber

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 09:53

Ivy Goldheart is pretty and not as horribly vigorous as ordinary ivy. I have it on the garage in shade.

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:50

Warm from a radiator, sun isn't there at night. Some seeds, like petunia and lobelia are tiny, hardly placeable.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=501  click for advice.

Anyone started there cosmos seeds yet?

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:15

You will need to sow them in pots or seed trays and keep them on a warm window sill, at least 20°. Nasturtium isn't so fussy and can wait a bit. Do you have a propagator or a greenhouse or conservatory? They will need potting up when big enough to handle then keeping in a light frost free place. If you haven't anywhere suitable then don't sow them yet, but Lobelia and Busy-Lizzies can take a little time to get going.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 17/03/2016 at 22:08

I keep breaking my nails, but as I wear gloves for weeding they don't have black lines like a certain female gardening presenter

This afternoon's weather was disappointing, but did a bit which I put on the gardening thread. It wasn't the weather that stopped me and OH in our task, it was a blackbird and her nest.

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