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Plant ID

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:23

I have a Vitex agnus castus on a South facing wall, so it is sheltered. It is in fact frost hardy, but may need winter protection. Though I don't protect mine and it's stayed alive through the cold Dordogne winters, up to -17°. It's lovely.


Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:18

Round shallots are what I use. I buy sets in Spring, but actually I haven't bought any for a bit as they keep so well I just plant some I grew the year before. That doesn't work with onions, only shallots.

I'm not Paxman but I've got a few questions pretty please...

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 22:16

I thought "oooh goody, it's like a quiz", but Fidgetbones has given all the answers I would have given.

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:44

Welcome back, Punkdoc.

Got loads of bulbs to plant so thought I'd try a bulb planter, of course one can't expect a long handled one from a French GC. I'll be on my mat tomorrow.

It's just occured to me that Verdun never used smileys once upon a time. One day he may even have a picture on his avator. 

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 21:34

But isn't your garden next to your house, Verdun? That's not far to take a camera!

Why I will never Use peat free compost

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 18:30

When you have over an acre of garden and a lot of compost, how do you sterilise it? I would really like to know.

Living Walls

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:37

I didn't mean to advertise, I found it on Google and thought it might answer the question that was asked, but I have no interest in the company. But I don't think the link I posted has anything to do with the link Greengardener12 posted. Perhaps he copied the name.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:32

Thank you Marion for your photos, I always enjoy them.

Verdun, where are yours? Your garden must have changed since you last sent some.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 17:31

Verdun, I divide my heleniums in the spring when the clump is getting big. Last spring I put them in two other places as well. Sometimes there isn't room for anything else, so when perennials get big I just cut out the middles and dig some compost and rotted manure into the middle of the plant which feeds them and prevents congestion. Sometimes I dig out the whole plant and replant the best bits. But only every 3 or 4 years. I know you often move plants, I couldn't cope with my garden if I did everything as thoroughly as you do!

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 09:41

Heleniums are hardy, mine live in the flowerbeds in winter.

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