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Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:09

Mr Chicky has just announced he is going off to get the replacement panes we need for the GH - yippee.  The no-nag policy (but lots of subliminal messages ) has paid off

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 09:03

Just been out to look - it is quite a way from the mother plant, so probably a seedling, but possibly a sucker.  Would i have to treat it differently if it was?

i guess if a sucker it will be a true JP, whereas if a seedling will be pot luck

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:58

How exciting - thanks nut and Berghill. We have a new baby


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:31

Hi Lizzie - there are hundreds to choose from, but I would suggest you send for a Bowdens catalogue - lots of pictures and information about conditions needed, eventual sizes etc etc

You might need to look at ones that do ok in drier conditions, as I would imagine your cherry tree will take quite a lot of water from the soil.

Daphnes - do they self seed?

Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:25

I have a daphne Jacqueline Postil - quite big and over 10 years old.  Yesterday I noticed a small plant growing beneath it, which at first i thought was a weed, but actually looks like a baby daphne.

does anyone know if they can self seed in this way?

and if it has, when is the best time to move the baby to grow it on elsewhere?

many thanks


Posted: 15/11/2014 at 08:21

Morning DD and Dove

Misty here, but looks like it will clear to a nice day.  I had some bare root plants arrive during the week that need some attention, and plan to tackle another section of the border with a weeding marathon.  With the progress I am currently making I might even be done by the spring.

but first......another cuppa


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 19:35

Congrats to Mrs Archie - i didn't know she wrote poetry as well as Crime - talented lady

Ahhhhhhh!  Its Friday  Forecast good tomorrow so some gardening will be done

Glad Bill was good Woody - love a bit of the bard.  OH once lodged in Stratford and we used to go once a week on returns.  Keep promising myself a trip to the globe too - but the summers just keep whizzing by 

Talkback: Digging beds and borders

Posted: 14/11/2014 at 06:40

We used it last year, but won't bother again - it kept coming up again all summer, like a persistent weed.  Horse manure is much better - we have local stables who are happy for us to take it away for them - great find


Posted: 14/11/2014 at 06:35

Morning all - its Friday - yippee

Anxiously checking the weekend forecast to see if there will be any breaks in the rain ....looking quite hopeful

Anemone Wild Swan

Posted: 13/11/2014 at 22:22

Discussions started by chicky

Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 16:27

Getting rid of brambles

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Last Post: 08/12/2014 at 13:02

Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 19:05

Tree id

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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 20:08

Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 18:15

Plant ID - blue flowers

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Last Post: 10/09/2014 at 09:08

Wisley Outing - sunday 7th Sept

Does anyone want to meet up? 
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Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 23:48

Dark Red Sedum

Anyone know a good one? 
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Last Post: 25/08/2014 at 08:56

Shrub id

Any ideas 
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Last Post: 14/06/2014 at 19:51

Wildflower id

Blue flowers like a forget me not 
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Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 19:15

Cap on soil

Do I need to break it before mulching? 
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Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 08:33

Plant id - looks like pulmonaria but the leaves are wrong

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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 07:29

TV gardening programmes

A reminder 
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Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:16

When is the best time to prune Group 3 clematis?

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Can i grow a Mahonia in a pot?

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