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Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:22

I'm going to save reading this thread late until later, when I have bought the popcorn.


How warm is it with you today?

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:04

Lovely and warm here too at a rather pleasant 19C. I've been digging, but its cloudy so haven't wore a sun hat.  ;)   

Forest School

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 12:22

Dane, wishing you all the best in creating a site suitable for a Forest School. Hopefully the site already has plenty of established trees.   

We have been users of a Forest School in South Wales about 6/7 years now, and I love it, as its already a Nature Reserve and of particular importance because of the peat bogs.
For me, apart for children learning about nature in the sunshine, fresh air, the best part was learning pythagorean theorem using trees, really what more could you ask for.  
Our little ones' primary school has a Forest School, with teachers and assistants qualified to teach. The nearby playgroup has access to the Forest School area, but are not obviously allowed to say they run a Forest School, as none of the EYFS teachers have Forest School qualifications. So advertise that they have access to a Forest School site which of course is quite different. 


Two plants that I need IDing.

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 11:45

Thanks Lesley and Nut, I was just wondering would it be okay to move (but not divide) the Ericoides 'Erlkonig', would I need to cut it right back to minimise stress?  

Thanks in advance x 

Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 21:41

Flowering! wow, that's great news. Mine are in pots, doing well though. As you can
see (top right) the catmint is a little leggy.



Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 18:48

Great advice Nut. I will do that.  
Funny but the one that is planted out is smaller but  much bushy. 


Two plants that I need IDing.

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 14:05

My Ericoides 'Erlkonig' finally flowered.  Can you see the pink Lupin poking his head up at the back? I have tried telling it that we in autumn, but with beautiful sunshine and a nice warm 23C he doesn't believe me.


Belfast sinks and their true value?

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 13:35

I love the old Belfast sinks, I have a nice big one in the kitchen, but I do like a proper sink mind. In our old house we had one in the garden, not for plants, but as a little wildlife pond.
Sweetpea, maybe decide what you would really pay for it, and then use figure as your limit and then let e-bay do the automatic bidding thingy on your behalf.  Especially if the sellers are only round the corner, seems like its providence that it should be yours.


Which tree?

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 11:53

Woodlice are our friends.


Hardy Annuals

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:57

Just had a thought, what about aquilegia sown direct?

They always seem to do exceptionally well in my garden, I actually thought they were a weed until recently. 


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Discussions started by Caral

Hardy Annuals

Favourites for autumn direct sowing.  
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When is the best time to plant out the varying bulbs?

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Two plants that I need IDing.

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What's plant to use that is similar to perfoliate alexanders?

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Received 48 perennial plugs, but what do I do next?

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Lupins, can I move them now?

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How do you take cuttings from plants?

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Can I grow a Clematis alongside a Virginia Creeper?

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Pumpkin Magic

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Duh! I bought the wrong Clematis for a container to train up a pergola.

What would best climber for a pot?  
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Help! What can I do? My crocosmias have been traumatised!

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Best way to prune this flowering shrub?

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ID of this perennial

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Last Post: 28/05/2014 at 19:53

Peas have gone Pete Tong!

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Slugs.. sod the organic approach I just want them dead!

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