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Posted: 24/12/2012 at 09:51

I grow nasturtiums next to the broad beans to attract the blackfly, but it's not always easy to get the nasturtiums to flower early enough. Last year I sowed them too late and this year they got hit by a late frost. (The one that ruined all the flowers on the fruit trees, no cherries, apples or plums this year).

Best blue flowering plant

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 22:39

I love blue delphiniums, geraniums, forget me nots and my shrub ceanothus "Bleu de Versailles. I once has a beautiful blue penstemon, but I've forgotton it's name and it died in the winter.


Posted: 23/12/2012 at 16:16

This is a good site about companion planting

I grow french marigolds and nasturstiums in the veg garden.

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 14:41

I used to call it a shrimp bush too, but now I've looked it up a shrimp bush is not the same family and it's not hardy. Mine doesn't seem to seed itself, but perhaps that's because the ground is well-covered by periwinkle (which is trying to take over!)

Bush/Tree Identification

Posted: 22/12/2012 at 09:43

That's weird, it doesn't normally grow more than 2.5 metres and that takes about 5 years.

Plant names for people

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 21:41

There is the David Austin rose called Graham Thomas - a beautiful yellow one, Lythrum "Robert", the pretty pink peony "Sarah Bernhardt" and many others in the website above from "santa moniker" above (who is a very helpfull man called Geoff, but he's getting a bit excited because of Christmas and keeps changing his name).

wildlife in the city

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 16:09

I used to ride in fields with my sister when I was a child and we lived in the country, but now it's all housing estates. But people have to live somewhere.

growing onions from plants

Posted: 21/12/2012 at 08:11

Red onions are sweeter and milder. They are good in salads roasted round a joint in the oven and in stir fries. I find they bolt more easily than ordinary onions.

Hedge or border

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 22:33

Verdun, would you ever be able to send a photo of your garden? It sounds great.

wildlife in the city

Posted: 20/12/2012 at 18:10

It sounds really lovely. Is the posh place still there? Why is it a very busy area? Has it been built on? There are still some beautiful areas in England, I still think it is the prettiest country I've been to.

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